Something To Get Lathered Up About
Most hotels simply throw it away. Yet, every day thousands of children die from diseases that can be largely prevented simply by washing with soap. Soap Cycling was founded with an aim to recover that soap and put it in the hands of those who need it most.
Soap Cycling is a nonprofit organization based in Hong Kong. It works with the hospitality industry to collect, sanitize and recycle slightly used soaps and other sanitation amenities. These life-saving items are then distributed to underprivileged families and schools in disadvantaged communities around the world, particularly Asia.
Soap Cycling is the first organization of this kind in Asia, and is operated largely through student volunteers from the University of Hong Kong.
Images in the gallery below are from one of the organization's soap distribution activities in the Philippines.