Recycling Soap to Restore Health in Developing Nations.
Eco-Soap’s thinking is simple: no child should suffer from a preventable illness because there is not any soap available. In countries that need proper sanitation, soap should not be discarded from hotels and sent to landfills. Eco-Soap Bank works to save, sanitize, and supply soap to schools, health clinics, and communities in need. The humanitarian and environmental non-profit organization works to save, sanitize, and supply recycled hotel soap for the developing world. Their work has three objectives:
- Contribute a highly cost-effective hygiene product to improve health.
- Significantly reduce the waste generated by the hotel industry.
- Provide livelihoods and free education to disadvantaged women with no other reliable source of income.
Lack of access to soap remains a critical factor in fighting the spread of preventable diseases worldwide. In some areas of the developing world, only 1% of households have soap for handwashing. Eco-Soap Bank seeks to address the critical need for hygiene. Working since 2014, Eco-Soap Bank has sustainably supplied over 650,000 people with soap and hygiene education.
After collecting and sanitizing the soap, they donate it to hospitals and humanitarian organizations working in remote regions of developing nations (primarily Cambodia). These organizations share our mission to improve hygiene, and they work within their communities to create a positive shift in hygiene behavior. Together, Eco-Soap Bank impart the tools and skills to keep people healthy for generations.
The demand for improved hygiene in the developing world is immense, and much remains to be done. To find out more visit: https://ecosoapbank.org
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