08 Nov '11, 7pm

Hilton's New Partnership to Give Used Soap a Second Life

Hilton's New Partnership to Give Used Soap a Second Life

A little known fact: Roughly 2.6 million partially used bars of soap are thrown out at North American hotels each day and often end up in landfills. An Atlanta nonprofit that has been trying to give used soap a second life got a big boost today through a new partnership with Hilton Worldwide . The hotel giant will collect and donate used soap bars to the Global Soap Project and invest $1.3 million to broaden the group's processing capabilities. The fledgling Global Soap Project began two years ago in the basement of Derrek Kayongo, who founded the nonprofit with his wife Sarah. The pair reprocess the bars into new ones that are sent to refugee camps and other vulnerable communities to help stop the spread of disease. To date, the Global Soap Project has shipped more than 25 tons of soap to 20 countries, including Haiti, Sudan, Uganda, Afghanistan and Kenya. Kayongo has ear...

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