Soap is one of the most important yet underrated tools in the fight against disease and malnutrition. According to UNICEF, there is consistent evidence that hand washing with soap at critical times — including before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet can reduce diarrheal risk by about 45%.
Pneumonia and diarrhea are the leading causes of death for children under the age of five in the developing world. A recent study by the Global Hygiene Council estimated that around the world 1 child dies every minute due to diarrheal diseases — easily preventable by proper handwashing with soap.
Hotels across Asia discard millions of bars of soap each day. By recycling hotel soap, Soap Cycling is helping to eliminate thousands of pounds of chemical waste from our landfills each month, and using this invaluable but otherwise wasted resource to save thousands of children each year.
Soap — it really is THAT important!