Earth Day: IHG expands hotel-soap recycling program

23 Apr

Since it’s Earth Day today, Holiday Inn-parent IHG’s announcing that it’s significantly expanding its hotel toiletry recycling program, the company tells USA TODAY’s Hotel Check-In.

Today, 62 IHG-brand hotels participate in the program run by Clean the World. But soon, IHG officials expect most of its 3,274 hotels in the USA and Canada to join in recycling hotel guests’ leftover bars of soap and bottles of shampoo and conditioner.

Clean the World recycles and distributes used hotel soaps, lotions and shampoos to needy families in U.S. shelters and around the world.

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“Each property is encouraged to join the Clean the World program immediately upon announcement of the corporate partnership,” says Paul Snyder, IHG’s vice president of corporate responsibility tells USA TODAY.

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