Wow, what an awesome experience! This morning I had the opportunity to visit the Clean the World facilities in Las Vegas. The new warehouse just opened last month, and I was their very first volunteer!
Clean the World is an organization that collects and recycles partially used soaps and bath amenities from hotels all over the United States. New and clean soaps are then distributed to impoverished people around the world. Clean the World has distributed over 9.5 million bars of soap in 47 countries since they began three years ago.
My morning was spent sorting shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and body lotions. If containers had little to no contents remaining they were sent to recycling, but bottles that had a reasonable amount of product left were sorted into their proper bins to be cleaned and sent to local shelters and churches.
Although this time I wasn’t involved in the creating of new bar soap, the process sounds amazing. I can’t wait for my next trip to Clean the World!
Be sure to check out Clean the World for more information about the organization and how you can get involved!