Charity to recycle used hotel soaps and toiletries for people in need

By Sophie Witts contact

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Staff at Brown's Hotel - the first UK hotel to sign up to the scheme
Staff at Brown's Hotel - the first UK hotel to sign up to the scheme

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A new UK sustainability programme is recycling used hotel guest soaps and toiletries and redistributing them to people in need.

CleanConscience aims to reduce waste from the hospitality industry by manually sorting, sterilising and re-bottling soaps and toiletries.

Products are then distributed to at-risk people in the UK, and those suffering from life threatening diseases around the world that are preventable by washing with soap.

Five-star Brown’s Hotel in London, part of the Rocco Forte group, has become the first UK hotel to work with the charity.

“The turnkey solution works well, and we have eight green recycling crates full of discarded product collected monthly," said Steve McCormack, security and sustainability manager at Brown’s Hotel.

“Brown’s Hotel is very proud to be the front runners in this sustainability project."

CleanConscience founder Gwen Powell explained that the charity was more than just a waste recovery service.

She said: “It seems fitting that one of the first hotels in London is now the first hotel in the UK to take part in our soap and toiletry recycling programme.

"Brown’s Hotel immediately understood that what CleanConscience is able to offer the UK hospitality industry is much more than just a waste recovery service, it is a CSR initiative that is understood and appreciated by stakeholders, guests, staff and management alike.

“CleanConscience’s hastag on social media is #makingadifference and Brown’s Hotel can now claim that they have #madeadifference to the UK hospitality industry.”

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