Walt Disney World Resort is working with Clean the World, an Orlando-based charitable organization, to recycle partially used amenities from its nearly 28,000 guest rooms. Through “Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program,” hotel amenities, such as soap and shampoo, are collected and sanitized before being distributed to those in need.
“With the support of with Walt Disney World, even more supplies will reach those in desperate need,” said Paul Till, co-founder and managing director of Clean the World, in the organization’s press release.
Clean the World recycles soap to saves lives worldwide, helps Haiti
The goal of Clean the World – whose tagline is “Saving the Planet, Saving Lives” – is to help prevent illness and death caused by unhygienic conditions in impoverished and disaster-stricken areas. In an effort to prevent these needless deaths, Clean the World distributes recycled soap products, along educational materials, both globally and domestically.
In 2009, Clean the World distributed more than 230 tons of hygiene products. Recipients include those living domestic homeless shelter and citizens of a number of countries: Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Uganda, Mali, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mongolia and Romania. In response to the devastation in Haiti, Clean the World has delivered over 150 tons of supplies since January 2010.
Through its participation in the Clean the World program, Walt Disney World Resort hotels – as well as other participating hotels in Central Florida – financially contribute a tax-deductible recycling fee in exchange for collection, recycling and free redistribution of partially-used amenities.
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Walt Disney World Resort participates in many environment and community programs
The partnership with Clean the World expands Disney’s participation in environmental programs focused on its accommodations. Since 2008, all Walt Disney World Resort hotels have been “Green” certified through the Florida Green Lodging Program. That program, a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), recognizes hotels and motels that focus on the conservation and protection of Florida’s natural resources
Walt Disney World Resort also leads its own environmental, conservation, and community programs. Among Disney’s initiatives are its “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” volunteer program for 2010; Friends for Change, which encourages children to get involved in environmental causes; Hope for Haiti; Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund, and Toys for Tots.
Walt Disney World guests can learn more about Disney’s environmental initiatives by contacting the company at the following address:
- Environmental Initiatives
- Walt Disney World Co.
- P.O. Box 10,000
- Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Those interested in learning more about Disney’s volunteer incentive program, “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day,” might enjoy this article.
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