According to the World Health Organization, nearly 6,000 children die each day from diseases that could be prevented from hand washing with soap. Through its recycling program, Clean the World has helped prevent thousands of deaths caused by hygiene-related illness while, at the same time, eliminated more than 1.4 million pounds of hotel waste from polluting landfills.
Next week, the non-profit will be getting some much needed help from a national, professional organization.
Clean the World is partnering with the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) to help prevent the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every year. As part of AHMP’s 26th National Conference taking place in Orlando from September 15-18, the two organizations will work together during a Community Service Project to collect and recycle soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry and distribute them to impoverished communities worldwide.
The AHMP is the only U.S. organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous materials management field. The association believes it has a responsibility to give back to Orlando, the community that is hosting its annual conference, and work with organizations, such as Clean the World, that are protecting the local environment.
In one morning, AHMP members will build 500 hygiene kits to support the mission of Clean the World and support victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes through a donation to the American Red Cross.
In addition to working with Clean the World, the AHMP will be training their own members and local first responders during a full-scale demonstration of a chemical cleanup at Disney.
For more information about AHMP and the AHMP 2013 National Conference, visit www.ahmpnet.org.