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Turning Stone Resort Casino has a new approach to dispose of the hotel’s hundreds of thousands of leftover hygiene products each year.

Though a new partnership with the non-profit Clean the World Foundation, Inc., Turning Stone is recycling the resort’s used soaps and shampoos to help reduce unnecessary waste and prevent disease throughout the world.

Hygiene products from the resort will be sanitarily recycled and used for emergency relief efforts and other causes. They will be distributed to partnering nonprofit organizations for delivery to developing countries and homeless shelters.

Turning Stone’s efforts will literally help save lives. Studies show that hand washing with soap can effectively reduce the instances of diarrheal disease and acute respiratory infection, the leading global causes of death for children under five.

Since its inception in 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 340 tons of soap, shampoo and other amenities to dozens of countries in need worldwide. Turning Stone will add to those totals by contributing all excess of the resort’s more than 300,000 soap bars and 440,000 bottled hygiene products used annually.

By partnering with Clean the World, Turning Stone is also helping to reduce the landfill waste generated by its resort hotel. In the past 5 years alone, Clean the World and its partners have diverted more than 1,000 tons from clogging landfills.

Learn more about Clean the World at www.cleantheworld.org and see the latest from Turning Stone at www.turningstone.com.

Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News