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[Ambassador report] Soap for Hope

by Rohan Kapur | 16-08-2019 01:52 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Fellow Ambassadors, recently I came across an interesting article in a national daily newspaper. This programme, a part of CSR is useful is many ways. It takes care of environment, reduces waste and saves lives of millions of children. 

The idea is very simple. The soap left over, unused by the guests is not thrown into the waste. It is recycled by an eco-friendly cold pressed method, [after being sanitized]. They do not use running water or energy. After the above is done the new bars are distributed to communities in the Philippines, India & Africa.

A single hotel in 1 year produces upto eight metric tonnes of solid soap waste per year. This one is a 1010 room hotel. Small hotel may generate a lesser quantity of soap.

The project, launched in Cambodia in October 2013, has participation of over 50 hotels from the UAE/Middle East, which included the programme as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Interestingly, a sizeable soap recycling campaign called 'Soap For Hope' has been underway for over six years now.

You will be shocked to note that every year, millions of children die from diseases that are preventable simply by washing hands. They do have access to a simple commodity called soap. 'Soap For Hope' initiative takes care to provide them with free soap bars so that they may wash their hands & bodies.

This initiative has a great impact of taking care of the environment as well as the waste soap is not part of landfills and it is recycled using nil energy or water.

Dear friends after reading this report kindly spread this idea in your communities so that many other needy people may be benefited with soap that can prevent them from many diseases.

Thanks for reading.

Disclaimer: All the images are selected from ‘Soap for Hope’ Programme CSR programmes and there is no copyright restriction involved.

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Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello rohan
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:20

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Kushal for your warm comments!
    Posted 23-08-2019 03:13

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Rohan

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Soap for Hope. This is really an interesting report to read.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 20-08-2019 23:51

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Yes Wonhee, agreed. It will be win-win situation for both Corporates and the needy. Thanks for your comments.
    Posted 20-08-2019 20:21

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Rohan

    This is such a brilliant idea that can reduce wasted soaps in hotels and provide recycled soaps for children in risk of contracting hygiene-related diseases. Thank you for sharing this interesting article with us! It will be a great example for those who want to dream up CSR program for the community and the environment.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 17:49

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Rohan,

    Thank you for sharing this report with us, and it is really interesting to read that soaps are recyclable and 'Soap for Hope' donates money to communities of developing and under-developed countries. This is really an great initiative! :)

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 00:53

Rohan Kapur

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Thanks, Harshdev. The benefits of the same are environment-friendly & society friendly as well. Therefore, me too like this idea. This is going on for several years and I feel it should be encouraged more.
    Posted 16-08-2019 11:59

Harshdev Punera

  • Harshdev Punera says :
    Wow This initiative is very unique. I really like the concept of recycling soaps and donating them to communities of developing or under developing countries. Thanks for sharing :)
    Posted 16-08-2019 11:55

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