How many hotel soaps do you have in your stash at home? What was your thought process in accumulating your beautiful fragranced pile of soaps; I will use this when I have guests staying over? How many guests have so far enjoyed the ladder of your un-relentless dedication to your soap collection? My collection was a humble 26 when I realised I had a problem, I had to confess I was a soapaholic!
Working in the hotel industry is part of the challenge but also part of the solution, how often can you say that you feel like you are part of something bigger than you? Remember as a kid when the teacher or parent said it’s not what you do but to participate? It creates a sense of achievement even if you sole purpose in the soccer team was to keep the bench warm & the super talented player hydrated? When you scored and won the match, you won too, you felt it you were part of it too.
Spicers is dedicated to reduce their impact on the environment and create a sustainable future and has a relationship with SoapAid that is collecting our soaps for re-purposing the soaps to new bars that is then distributed in communities in Australia and overseas.
One soap makes a bigger difference with SoapAid than it does in your collection box under your bed:
- By the simple act of handwashing with a bar of soap we can potentially reduce the number of sanitation related deaths by over 40 percent.
- Every day thousands of hotels around the world discard millions of soap bars that may be used only once or twice. Australia has a strong dependence on landfill as a form of waste management, and this, unfortunately, leads to waste soap ending up in already overflowing landfills, directly affecting our precious environment. In fact, Australians are the second highest producers of waste in the world behind the US with each disposing over 690kgs to landfill each year.
To find out more about Soap Aid’s fight against waste and quest to prevent childhood infectious diseases, head to www.soapaid.com
Alice Dahlberg – Spicers Retreats resident eco-warrior.