Recycling used soaps for charity

KUCHING: Kuching Hilton Hotel is partnering with Ecolab and charity organisation Hope Place to recycle used soaps from the hotel under a project called ‘Solution for Life’.

Under the project, Hope Place volunteers will repack the used soaps, using the technology provided by Ecolab, for distribution to the underprivileged families and individuals that are listed in its welfare list.

Hope Place has started repacking the used soaps at its new store at Jalan Stutong here.

The soaps will be made from 9am to 2pm on Sept 10-13, Sept 17-20 and Sept 30-Oct 4.

The charity organisation hopes to sell the repacked used soaps for sale to the public to help raise fund for its charity events and programmes.

From left: Kelvin, Hamish and Lee

Hilton Kuching general manager Hamish Watts, meanwhile, said by the end of this month, all Hilton hotels within Malaysia would have a soap recycling programme in place.

Ecolab Singapore and Malaysia managing director Ong Kian Tick said Ecolab Malaysia was glad to   play a role in the programme.

“We provide training and hygiene awareness. The intent of the programme resonates well with our corporate commitments in giving impact to our community and promoting sustainability.

“Achieving it through collaboration with business and social partner strengthens its value, impact and continuity,” he said.

Recycle soap project