Sunway Hotels & Resorts launches its latest sustainable initiative called Soapful. Sunway Hotels and Resorts are looking for ways to reduce the use of resources, degradation n pollution along the whole life cycle while increasing the quality of life through these initiatives while helping communities in need.
The group has presented 1,000 bars of repurposed soap to Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Darul Ehsan Malaysia (PKAYDEM), under Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE), to kick start the home’s social enterprise project yesterday. The Soapful project is a collaboration with various project partners such as Ecolab Sdn Bhd, Kinder Soaps Sdn Bhd and Selangor Youth Community (SAY)
The repurpose soaps were made from some 100 kgs of leftover soaps from Sunway Hotels & Resorts located at Sunway City – Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Pyramid Hotel and Sunway Clio Hotel, which were collected since July this year.
1) Proper Handwash
6) Cutting & Packaging
In 2019, this project will include the other five hotels nationwide namely Sunway Putra Hotel, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya and Banjaran Hotspring Retreat. The leftover from these hotels is estimated to collect 720 kgs of leftover soap, equivalent to 7,200 bars of repurposed soap bars.
Ecolab will facilitate the collection of used soap bars from the hotels, which are then delivered to Kinder Soaps’ processing lab to be repurposed into new bars of soap, following stringent standard operating procedures that adhere to safety and environment standards. Kinder Soaps will also be teaching and guiding selected homes on the processes of repurposing used soaps. At the end of the one-year project, the aims is for the home to be able to produce their own repurposed soaps for personal use and to be sold as part of their social enterprise programmes at charity sales, community markets and other social platforms.
Sunway hotels & Resorts will then be working with a new beneficiary selected by SAY. SAY is a long-term partner in this project who will continue to identify the subsequent beneficiaries of this project based on its capacity and to be included as part of their social enterprise programme.