Hotel to Hands
Finalist in the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards – Innovative Products or Services category
Large volumes of discarded soap in hotels end up in overflowing landfills while, conversely, a third of the world's population live without adequate sanitation, spreading infectious diseases and hygiene-related deaths.
Soap Aid collects discarded soap from hotel and travel industry partners, then sorts, cleans and reprocesses their waste soap into fresh, hygienic soap bars. In 2018, Soap Aid distributed over 300,000 bars of soap to communities in Cambodia, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and the Philippines, as well as remote Australian Aboriginal communities.