Hospitality Soap and bottled amenities Recycling Program
Submited Date : 28/09/2018

Through a Strategic Partnership with the Company Clean the World, the hotels that work on our Sustainability Program collect, sort, sanitize used amenities to produce hygiene Kits that are delivered to highly vulnerable communities in Dominican Republic

The first hotel company in the Dominican Republic to adopt Clean the World’s Hospitality Recycling Program is Karisma Hotels & Resorts with its 2 properties: Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts and Sensatori Resort Punta Cana. With a combined 460 rooms on the ocean-side properties, in just a three month time period, the hotels have already diverted 255 pounds of waste from Dominican landfills, contributing to the creation of over 800 newly recycled bars of life-saving soap to be distributed within the country.

“We believe that Tourism Industry is the right answer for the Sustainable Development of many communities and destinations, and it requires a serious and long-lasting commitment from our company, in order to make Sustainability a strategic pillar of our operation,” said David A. Ortegón-Martínez Sustainability Director at Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “By working with Clean the World, we are making a positive impact on the health conditions of vulnerable communities in the Dominican Republic, a very important step for the sustainable development of this destination.”

With 39 additional resort properties in Punta Cana alone, the opportunity for hospitality recycling is great. To facilitate the Clean the World Hospitality Recycling Program, Clean the World has partnered with Ecoservices, a Dominican Republic-based environmental consulting company, to leverage existing logistics with local hotels.