What Happens to Your Leftover Bar of Hotel Soap?


By Dr. Mercola Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease and reduce your risk of infectious illness. In the U.S. and other developed countries, it’s easy to take a bar of soap for granted, but not everyone has ready access to this life-saving commodity. This is particularly atrocious because in the U.S., where one-third of the world’s soap is used, there are 4.6 million hotel rooms. And what comes with each of those hotel rooms? At least one bar of soap. Most people do not use up the entire bar of soap during their hotel stay and simply leave the unused portion behind. Have you ever wondered what happens to that leftover soap? It often gets thrown away. The Global Soap Project estimates that the U.S. hotel industry throws away 2.6 million bars of soap daily.1 It’s an unspeakable waste but one that the charity Clean the World, which partners with the Global Soap Project, is making a dent in via their soap recy
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/22/recycling-leftover-hotel-soap.aspx

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