Two Seasons Hotel has recycled 1.5 tonnes of soap into 200,000 new bars. Every year, roughly 30,000 people in communities in India, the Philippines and Africa benefit from the Soap for Hope programme.
Two Seasons Hotel generates up to 8 metric tonnes of solid soap waste per year. With the Soap for Hope project, these unfinished soap bars are recycled for a good cause. The soap bars are reprocessed and donated to the international community.
“We’re very proud to be a part of such an innovative programme making a concrete impact on local communities in need,” said Freddy Farid, managing director of Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Management Company FZ LLC. “It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such simple gestures, Soap For Hope also reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round: The small steps each of us takes can make a big difference. This step is part of the hotels’ long term commitment – Green Globe Program which focuses on more sustainable hotel operation and aims to be among the leading environment friendly hotels in Dubai.”
On 5 August 2019, Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments held an event where Diversey representatives conducted awareness classes for all hotel departments and also training classes for housekeeping employees to show them how to prepare the soap by using an innovative cold press method.
According to Diversey, over 7 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented with simple hand washing. Often these children live in communities who need soap but have no access to it. Every year, a typical 400-room hotel generates 3.5 tonnes of solid soap waste. That waste either goes to landfill, or is shipped to a global recycling facility, costing hotels hefty fees.