Guest room soaps and bottled amenities (shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels) will be recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases

Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland, OR and ORLANDO, Fla. – [7/25/11]- Ashland Springs Hotel has partnered with Orlando, Fla.- based social enterprise Clean the World Global LLC (www.cleantheworld.org) to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases. The soaps collected at Ashland Springs Hotel will be shipped to Clean the World for recycling and distribution to communities and countries in greatest need through the efforts of Clean the World Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities. In just two years of operation the charitable and philanthropic Clean the World Foundation has distributed more than 8.5 million bars of soap to children and families in the United States, Haiti and more than 40 countries worldwide.

Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.

Clean the World

“We could not be more excited about this partnership. Our green practices include, but are not limited to water conservation, recycling of glass, cans and paper. We also recycle fryer oil used in our kitchen, and compost all food scraps. We use environmentally safe cleaning supplies in our laundry. With us joining other hotels in Clean the World project, we are able to not only recycle hotel amenities, but also contribute to the support of suffering communities worldwide. ” - Don Anway, Ashland Springs Hotel GM.

Clean the World has partnered with more than 1,070 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 600 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

“The Ashland Springs Hotel adds to its beauty and commitment to a more sustainable environment by partnering with Clean the World,” says Shawn Seipler, executive director at Clean the World. “By recycling hotel soaps and bottled amenities, this property can assure its guests that simply by showering at this hotel they will be saving lives. Something so simple can have a tremendous impact on the lives of others, but it all begins with commitment, and we’re grateful to The Ashland Springs Hotel for joining our global hygiene revolution.”

Clean the World Foundation has a mission to provide soap where needed to help improve hygiene and sanitation conditions, to lessen the impact of disease, and to promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide

About Ashland Springs Hotel
Elegantly restored historic landmark, built in 1925, located in the heart of downtown Ashland offers 70 tastefully appointed, non-smoking guest rooms, charming banquet spaces, and unsurpassed customer service. Guests enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, Internet & parking. At the hotel’s restaurant, LARKS, our chefs partner with local farms and create nutrient-dense meals that surprise and excite with flavors. After all your adventures in the magnificent Rogue Valley relax in the English Garden or enjoy services at hotel’s Waterstone Spa & Salon.

About Clean the World Global LLC
Clean the World Global LLC is a social enterprise committed to saving lives and protecting our planet. It offers sustainable, socially responsible, and charitable programs and services to the international hospitality community. Clean the World Foundation Inc. is the 501 (c) (3) charitable arm of Clean the World. Clean the World Foundation Inc. executes its mission of saving millions of lives around the globe by leading a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera).

For more information visit: www.cleantheworld.org. Text CLEAN to 20222 to donate $10 to help Clean the World.