Neema Hospitality Announces Partnership With Clean the World

Recycled Hygiene Products Will Save Lives Around the World

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Discarded soap and bottled amenities left behind by guests at all Neema
Hospitality (
hotels now have a second life thanks to a recycling program from Clean
the World (
that helps fight the spread of preventable diseases.

Used soap and plastic amenity bottles from the hotel’s 1000+ rooms are
shipped to a Clean the World Recycling Operations Center, where they are
sanitized and repurposed. Clean the World’s simple mission is to recycle
hotel soap and save lives. The organization has partnered with more than
4,000 hotels and resorts to put life-saving hygiene products in the
hands of those who need them most.

“After visiting Costa Rica last summer and seeing all of the
conservation efforts that take place in hotels there, I knew I had to
come back and help make a difference with our properties,” said Sandeep
Thakrar, President of Neema Hospitality. “One of our properties found
Clean the World through their partnership with Hilton and we decided to
roll it out to all Neema Hospitality properties this year prior to Earth

About 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year due to
hygiene-related illnesses. Hand washing with soap is a low-cost
intervention that can reduce those deaths by almost 50 percent. Since
2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 31 million bars of soap
in over 100 countries.

“Sustainability is a major focus for hotels,” said Shawn Seipler, CEO
and co-founder of Clean the World. “We estimate the North American
lodging industry throws away more than a million bars of soap each day.
By recycling soap and bottled amenities, Neema Hospitality is having a
positive effect from both an environmental and humanitarian perspective.”


Neema Hospitality is a leading hospitality group with a proven track
record of success. It is known for its improving efficiency, increasing
revenues, and excellent customer service. Founded as a family business
in 1986, Neema Hospitality’s portfolio includes franchise licenses with
Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Choice Hotels with brands such
as Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, and EconoLodge and
Suites. The firm manages properties in multiple states including:
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland and provides complete services
including operations, sales and marketing and revenue management. For
more information, visit:

About Clean the World

Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of
saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting
hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World operates soap recycling
centers in Orlando, Las Vegas and Hong Kong, and leads a “Global Hygiene
Revolution” to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more
than 4,000 hotel and resort partners to children and families in
countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory
infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two
of the top killers of children under the age of 5. Since 2009, more than
31 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in over
100 countries. Through its “Hygiene Kit Program”, Clean the World
provides hygiene kits to relief organizations throughout North America.
More information:


Neema Hospitality
Sandeep Thakrar, 240-285-6690
the World
John Terry, 407-574-8353