Hotelier Indonesia – ANANTARA ULUWATU BALI RESORT: A SMALL SOAP FOR A BIG HOPE
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort is pleased to announce a collaboration with ROLE Foundation, a foundation that concentrate on stopping land-based waste from getting into the oceans and creating sustainable jobs to protect the livelihoods of coastal communities.
Every year in Bali 75 tons of soap are thrown away in hotels and villas which have only been used once or twice by guests and the numbers are growing while many people across the island have no access to basic hygiene products The team was moved by their programme “Soap For Hope” and acted immediately. Soap for Hope is actually the brainchild of Sealed Air Corp, a cleaning and sanitation solutions provider, and it aims to recycle lightly used hotel guest soap and distribute it to underprivileged families and communities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The project was first launched in 2003 in the UAE in collaboration with couple of hotels, and today it operates with over 50 hotels in 10 countries to divert soap from landfills and donate recycled soap to those who need it most.
When the soap arrive at the reprocessing center, the used hospitality soap is broken down, sanitized and reconstructed incorporating a range of organic fragrances such as lemongrass and jasmine. They then distribute the finished product to orphanages, the elderly and disadvantaged people in Bali for free and sell some of the soap in the foundation shop.
“This is a very good program for us to join as we can help the local community. Children are getting sick because of poor hygiene resulting from a lack of access to soap and we used to throw away so much of it every day. During the month of November and December we manage to deliver 25 kg of soap. Such actions are important and have a great impact on our team members as well as this program shines light on clever and useful recycling. Bali relise heavily on tourism as source of income, so it is in the interest of local people to improve and preserve cleanliness throughout the island an it’s beaches,” explained Dimitri Delepierre, Executive Assistant Manager of Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort.
The results are less solid waste, new skill sets and means of livelihood for local people and better sanitation in villages.
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