Source: Environmental Expert.com
Lodging Leader Collects 1M Soap Bars and Amenity Bottles
BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25, 2013 /PR Newswire/ — Global hospitality leader Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has become an official hotel partner of Clean the World, a non-profit that collects, recycles and distributes discarded soaps and other hygiene amenities to communities in need. With nearly 47,000 rooms (more than 200 hotels) already participating, Marriott is the number one hotel chain in the Clean the World portfolio, having collected nearly 1 million soap bars and amenity bottles and diverting more than 120 tons of waste from landfills since 2009.
‘We are guests on this planet, and conservation ensures our resources are sustained for generations to come,’ said Denise Naguib, Marriott International’s Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. ‘Our new partnership will help support our global environmental strategy while helping provide a basic need to people in our local communities and around the world.’