Dover Downs Hotel & Casino has partnered with Orlando. Fla.âbased social enterprise Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases.
soaps collected by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will be shipped to Clean the
World for recycling and distribution to communities and countries in greatest
need through the efforts of Clean the World Foundation, a 501 (c) (3)
the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities. In just three
years of operation the charitable and philanthropic Clean the World Foundation
has distributed more than 11 million bars of soap to children and families in the
United States, Haiti and more than 55 countries worldwide. Each day 9,000
children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness
and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean
the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to
improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.
doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission
by diverting an estimated 750 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in
the United States and Canada. Clean the World has partnered with 1,500 hotel
properties in North America.
Downs Hotel & Casino has a total of 500 rooms and is projected to provide
nearly 45,000 bars of soap and bottled amenities-more than three tons-to Clean
the World annually, which is enough to provide hygiene supplies and comfort for
thousands of children and families worldwide each year. AAA Four Diamond rated
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is the largest hotel in Delaware and one of only
five hotels in the State to participate in the Clean the World initiative.
are proud to continue to be aggressive in implementing programs that ensure
energy and recycling sustainability practices throughout our property,” said Ed
Sutor, president and CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. “These measures have
allowed us to reduce waste in landfills and conserve energy, which ultimately
reduces our overall impact on the environment. Allowing our unused soaps to be
distributed by Clean the World to those who would not otherwise have access to
them is a win for all of us and the right thing to do.”
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino unveiled in October 2011 its newest phase
of their sustainability program, providing for the sorting of recyclable and
nonârecyclable materials (of approximately 192 tons annually). The program
is reducing the company’s impact on the landfill by more than 50 percent. The
company also recently completed the first step of the Green Concierge
Certification Program, developed by Hospitality Green, New York, which provides
a third–party audit for performanceâbased improvements.
All of these efforts are coupled with an energy saving program that began in
2006 when they partnered with Seiberlich Trane to create and implement a companywide
energy savings plan.
Dover Downs supports Clean the World, helps fight spread of preventable diseases
August 22, 2012