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Riviera Maya hotel creates project to revitalized discarded soap bars

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A local hotel has created a project to utilize discarded hotel soap bars, which in only four months, has already seen the creation of 278 500-gram bars of soap.

Bahía Príncipe Hotels in collaboration with the Eco-Bahia Foundation has developed a project that encourages the recycling of discarded soap bars by hotel customers for use in local communities of Quintana Roo.

“We are very satisfied with the work and the projects we are developing. It is part of our commitment to collaborate with the communities that need it and try to ‘positivize’ the impacts of our activity on the environment. This initiative is a good example of that,” says Antonia del Toro, director of Corporate Social Responsibility in Bahía Príncipe.

While the hotel provides the soap, the Eco-Bahia Foundation bring to the project the necessary induction, tools and products for the disinfection of the raw material used. They also coordinate the program, collecting the discarded hotel soap, facilitating it to the community and offering training, working together to agree on the options of use with the beneficiaries.

“At Eco-Bahía, we work to unite sectors that, from their different realities, collaborate in a positive way with the environment that promote the development and empowerment of our community.

“With this purpose, we collaborate with this project that offers us the possibility of developing an important work as a link between these two large companies and the local community,” commented Katia Cordourier, director of the Eco-Bahía Foundation.

The community that revitalizes the discarded hotel soap bars is Campamento Hidalgo located south of Tulum.

The project began on June 4, coinciding with the celebration of World Environment Day, which initially provided 48 kilograms of soap. To date, 139.5 kg of used soap have been delivered to the project, making a total of 278 500-gram bars of soap with the involvement of more than 30 families.