Give soap a second lease of life
Used soap is collected by hotel staff and then stored in cartons (its original packaging, for example) with the capacity to hold between 10 and 15 kg of soap.
Once the maximum storage capacity has been reached, the association takes care of the logistics; a pick-up and delivery service collects the soap and transports it to the recycling centre.
Soap recycling in an ESAT
The recycling process is carried out from A to Z within an initiative that facilitates integration into the mainstream labour market for people with disabilities. This is the ESAT Myriade of the Fondation OVE, located in the Lyon region. From storage to packaging, through sorting, cleaning and recycling, this process is fully adapted to workers with disabilities.
Experts in cosmetics accompany us during the recycling process to help us meet the most exacting hygiene standards.
Distribution of soaps to partner associations
Once recycled, the soaps receive a new lease of life and are donated to local and international associations. We call upon associations and NGO partner experts with an in-depth knowledge of the field and the needs of the targeted populations.
We are also involved in carrying out hygiene education and awareness campaigns in schools and hospitals.
Awareness; disseminating information and raising consciousness can save lives
Diarrhoea is today’s second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5. Yet, according to UNICEF, “The simple act of washing hands with soap is one of the most effective ways to save children's lives”.
Indeed, this easy and straightforward cleanliness action can reduce the spread of diseases linked to a lack of hygiene by 50% throughout the world. Handwashing with soap is one of the simplest yet most effective solutions for dealing with the onset of infection. This easily understood and performed process has important effects on the wellbeing of children and communities. It is essential that access to hygiene, water and sanitation complement each other for maximum efficiency.
Hygiene promotion, education and communication are important elements in changing the behaviour of communities and thus making concrete progress towards enlightened practices.