Global Soap Joins Forces with Clean the World

The world’s only large-scale recyclers of hotel soap have combined their operations and charitable efforts! Clean the World and Global Soap have contributed to a 30 percent reduction in childhood deaths from hygiene-related illnesses since 2009.

The blended organization capitalizes on strengths developed separately by each group over the past six years. Under the new operating structure, Clean the World, a B-Corp, will manage all soap and plastic bottle collection and recycling around the world. Global Soap will operate the global health programs and oversee the strategic soap access and hygiene education initiatives globally, working to achieve a measurable, sustainable impact on global health.

For Global Soap, the mission continues to be creating a positive health impact that is sustained long-term by making hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit. We now can focus on more targeted programs such as microlending and habit/behavior change to improve the health impact of the soap.

“At Global Soap, we can now focus solely on improving global hygiene,” said Sam Stephens, Executive Director of Global Soap. “We can broaden our range of activities and expand our community-based hygiene programs, including micro-enterprise and micro-lending initiatives. The result will be a much stronger and more sustainable impact on global health.”

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