Our lovely BeeKind amenities by Gilchrist & Soames are one of the many ways we pamper our guests at Stonehurst Place. You might feel a twinge of guilt for leaving behind that partially-used bar of soap when your stay with us is over, but be assured that you are doing a great act of kindness. That sliver left behind may ultimately save a life.
Stonehurst Place is proud to be a partner in the Clean the World’s Hotel Partnership Program. Each soap left behind is saved, bundled, and then sent to the Clean the World recycling center in Orlando, Florida. There the soap is recycled and distributed domestically and to children and families in communities around the globe.
According to the Clean the World website, “Hand washing with soap significantly reduces the impact of two fatal diseases: acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease. These are the top two killers of children less than 5-years-old, and represent an opportunity for recycled soap to become the primary ingredient in Clean the World’s global hygiene revolution.”
In the past year, Stonehurst Place has recycled approximately 30 pounds of soap. That may not seem like much, but when combined with 1,600 other hospitality partners, Clean the World has prevented more than 1.4 million pounds of waste from ending up in local landfills.
Of course, guests always ask if the recycled soap is safe to reuse. After the cleansing processes at Clean the Word facilities, the soap is pathogen-free and 100% safe. Since inception, Clean the World has collected and distributed more than 17 million bars of soap to more than 96 countries worldwide including Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Mali, Mongolia, Uganda, Honduras, and Romania.
If you fall in love with our amenities, we’re always pleased if you take them with you, but rest assured that we will put them to good use if you don’t.