Guide to Recycling

We seek to make the concept of recycling soap as common as recycling cans around the world. On this journey we seek to empower others who share our vision by providing insights, best practices and relevant data. We do so through our guide “The Complete Guide to Soap Recycling” which is available for free on our website.

We aspire to give prospective hygiene solution providers and recyclers the tools and know-how to successfully establish similar entities and scale operations in their communities. Every day thousands of children die from diseases that can be largely prevented simply by washing with soap and other hygiene solutions. Soap is one of the most efficient and cost-effective lifesaving tools ever invented, yet, every year millions of life-saving bars of soap are discarded. By recycling and redistributing this soap, we can get it into the hands of those who need it the most.

Soap Cycling was started as a tool to empower students at The University of Hong Kong, but has since become a multinational charity with impact all over the world. We work with the hospitality industry to collect, process, and distribute lightly used soap bars and bottled amenities, which then are distributed to disadvantaged communities around the world, particularly Asia. Here at Soap Cycling we are frequently contacted by prospective soap recyclers and other entities who have questions around the way we operate, and how individuals or organizations may go about replicating aspects of our practices in order to establish hygiene solutions and operations in their own region or country. By creating and providing this guide we can do so in an effective and transparent manner.

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This document will continuously evolve in the quest to become a fullfledged guide and provide up-to-date valuable insight on everything relevant to hygiene solutions, soap recycling, and more. Soap Cycling is also currently contemplating creating an association to unite all types of entities working on hygiene solutions, as we believe that together we are greater than the sum of our parts, and by doing so we can make a deeper and more profound impact on the world.

For any inquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us, whether you would like to join the association, provide feedback, specify input that you would want added to the guide, or if you have any questions. Similarly, if you’re a prospective recycler or hygiene solution provider with additional inquiries, then contact us and we will do our utmost to help you get started.