Clean The World

Recycled Hygiene Products Will Save Lives Around the World

Discarded soap and bottled amenities left behind by guests at JHM Hotels’ properties now have a second life thanks to a recycling program from Clean the World that helps fight the spread of preventable diseases.

Used soap and plastic amenity bottles from all JHM Hotels’ properties are shipped to a Clean the World Recycling Operations Center, where they are sanitized and repurposed. Clean the World’s simple mission is to recycle hotel soap and save lives. The organization has partnered with more than 4,000 hotels and resorts to put life-saving hygiene products in the hands of those who need them most.

“JHM Hotels is thrilled to [have joined] forces with Clean the World to help our environment and those in need around the world. This gives us the opportunity to divert over 200 lbs of waste daily across our portfolio which will provide over 200,000 bottles for Clean the World’s ONE project annually, as well as 230,000 bars of soap to be sent to children and families each year!” said Heather Meadors, Director of Community Relations at JHM Hotels.

About 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year due to hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap in 99 countries.

“Sustainability is a major focus for hotels,” said Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder of Clean the World. “We estimate the North American lodging industry throws away more than a million bars of soap each day. By recycling soap and bottled amenities, JHM Hotels is having a positive effect from both an environmental and humanitarian perspective.”

About Clean the World
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling centers in Orlando, Las Vegas and Hong Kong, and leads a “Global Hygiene Revolution” to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under the age of 5. Since 2009, more than 25 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 99 countries. Through its “ONE Project,” Clean the World provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America. More information: CONTACT FOR CLEAN THE WORLD: John Terry,, 407-574-8353

About JHM
JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company, based in Greenville SC, has developed, acquired, owned, and operated hotels throughout the United States for over 42 years. The company currently owns and operates 40 hotels with over 7000 guestrooms, located in the United States and India, operating under such well-known brands as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and Starwood. For more information, visit our web site at CONTACT FOR JHM HOTELS: Heather Meadors, 864-248-1568