Hotels

We couldn’t do our work without our generous and enthusiastic hotel partners. We are especially moved by the housekeeping teams at all of our partner hotels, who tell us time and again that they are excited and proud to be part of the project.

There is no fee to participate in our program.  Instead, hotels are asked to cover the cost of shipping soap to the nearest recycling center. It’s cheaper than a monthly fee — and the shipping cost is tax deductible.  Plus, trash bills are lower as a result of removing heavy soap from the waste stream, so it’s a win-win!

Hotels in North America should contact us at hotels@globalsoap.org or visit our Hotel Check-In page to register.

Hotels in Asia should contact info@soapcycling.org to learn more and get involved.

The Global Soap Project Process

Hotel Registration

It all begins with the hotels! Hotel representatives can use the registration form or contact our hotel engagement manager to get started.

Collection

Soap is collected from hotels and shipped to our warehouse in Georgia.

Sorting

Because every brand is distinct, we do not mix soap. Each is sorted into containers for each hotel and brand.

Processing

The soap is softened by heat and filtered through an extremely fine-mesh screen to remove dirt and other particulates. It is then molded into finished bars, hand cut, cured, inspected and packaged. Much of this work is performed by volunteers.

Verification

GSP commissions third-party laboratory tests to screen for traces of pathogens on a sample from each batch of soap it produces before it ships.

Distribution

We work with distribution partners and NGOs to ship, distribute soap and educate recipients on the best way to use it for health and sanitation purposes.