The New Yorker Hotel's Discarded Amenities Now Recycled Into Life-Saving Tools
Orlando, FL - Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - The New Yorker Hotel, the second
hotel in New York to partner with Clean the World, will now provide nearly 400
children annually with desperately needed hygiene tools as part of an
innovative program that recycles soap and distributes it to impoverished people
worldwide. The gently-used amenities from the hotel's 912 rooms will skip a trip
to the landfills and instead hit Clean the World's Recycling Operations Center
"Now that we have The New Yorker Hotel on board, we are on track to open
our New York metro-area ROC," said Peter Insalaco, Regional Director at Clean
the World. "We are thrilled to have them as part of our program. We're ready
to bring New York to the forefront of the Clean the World mission."
Soap is both difficult to obtain in impoverished areas and crucial to preventing
the spread of diarrheal disease and pneumonia, two of the biggest killers of
children under age five.
With upwards of 75,000 hotel rooms in the New York area, a tremendous amount
of waste is generated from discarded hotel soap and amenities. "We are
extremely proud to help lessen needless waste and do it in a way that also has
humanitarian purpose." said Sylvia Lima, general manager of the New Yorker
"The entire housekeeping department, when they heard of this tremendous
effort from Clean the World, were very excited to be a part of it." said Angela
Sanchez, director of housekeeping.
Big-city amenities will continue to be recast with global purpose - just ask Clean
the World and The New Yorker Hotel.
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About Clean the World, Inc.
Clean the World is committed to reducing the waste created by discarded
soap and shampoo products and collects these items from hotels to be
recycled and distributed to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished
people worldwide, helping to prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene related
illnesses. Clean the World Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt charitable organization.
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