Ever wondered what happens to your hotel soap bar that you used just once?
In the US alone, an estimated 2 million used hotel soap bars are thrown out every day. Simply because most people do not stay long enough in a hotel to use the entire soap.
If you can take it home to continue using, then great.
Or if you can bring your own, even better.
As more hotels and resorts adopt refillable toiletries for hand and body wash to avoid excess packaging, plastics and waste, there are still many who offer individually wrapped soap bars that are often used once or twice by hotel guests.
Thankfully, some really innovative people such as Soap Aid
, Clean the World
and Eco-Soap Bank
, have been turning used hotel soap bars into repurposed sanitised soap donated to people and communities in need, making a difference to health, sanitation, hygiene and environment.
In Australia, Soap Aid is a not for profit organisation ....
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