We’re delighted to have found a use for all the bits of unused, left behind soap – thanks to Soap Aid.
We used to contribute thousands of pieces of left over soap to landfill each year.
While all the little bits of soap are rotting in landfill 2 billion people across the globe lack adequate sanitation. As a direct result it is estimated that 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die each year due to hygiene related illnesses like diarrhoea. I cannot even imagine the pain and grief of losing a child – let alone losing a child to such an easily avoidable disease.
Now, we can reduce the risk of unnecessary, avoidable deaths AND reduce methane generating land fill at the same time.
We send all your left over bits of soap to Soap Aid in Melbourne where they are reprocessed and packaged for distribution locally and globally. Soap Aid was only established in 2011 and since then they have reprocessed and packaged almost 250,000 bars of new, ready to use soap.
So far the soap has been donated to
- A childcare centre in an indigenous community in the Northern Territory;
- An orphanage in Cambodia; and
- A community run school with 100 students in Papua New Guinea
As well, Soap Aid has commenced studies on the impact of the health and social impact of the soap redistribution as well studies and partnerships to assess the environmental impact of keeping unused soap out of the land fill.
We would like to thank Resort Brokers for including an article on Soap Aid in their latest magazine (this is how we found Soap Aid). Also a huge thanks to Concept Amenities for helping to establish and grow such a great an easy win-win initiative – Soap Aid.
We are thrilled to be a part of it and take another step toward reducing our carbon footprint!