Echo Interaction Group has donated all their previous furniture prior to their move to Canvs to the ‘Clean the World’ organization.
Clean the World is a social enterprise that collects and recycles discarded soap and shampoo from hotels across North America, as well in Hong Kong and Macau, China. The recycled soap is distributed around the world in areas where there is a high risk of hygiene-related illness. On average, more than 5,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrheal disease. About half those deaths can be prevented if the kids have access to soap, and education on proper hand washing techniques.
“This gift has special significance to us, because we feel a connection to the downtown Orlando start-up community.”
…said Shawn Seipler, Clean the World’s founder and CEO.
“Back in 2009, we launched Clean the World out of a single-car garage right here in town. We value our relationships with local tech companies, and sincerely appreciate the support they provide to our mission.”
Clean the World implements its mission through…
- Collecting, sorting and processing discarded soap, shampoo conditioner and lotion product donations from participating hospitality partners
- Collection of donated hygiene products from manufacturers
- Recycling these product donations at its facilities in Orlando, Florida
- Delivering these recycled product donations to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries suffering from high death rates due to acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease.
Since its inception, Clean the World has been steadily increasing its services and operations to accommodate rapidly expanding community needs, awareness and donations, and has accepted in-kind donations of more than $2,000,000. In the process, Clean the World has put over 11 million soap bars and 325,000 pounds of shampoo and conditioner back into human use, simultaneously eliminating over 750 tons of waste.
Clean the World is supported by the generous contributions of individuals and organizations worldwide, through Hospitality Recycling Program fees, in-kind donations, and fundraising events. Over 95% of our cash donations and program fees go directly into program operations.