Sunway Hotels & Resorts has now found a more sustainable way to repurpose used soaps to help communities in need. Yesterday, the hospitality group 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. The Soapful project is a collaboration with various project partners - Ecolab Sdn Bhd, Kinder Soaps Sdn Bhd and the Selangor Youth Community (SAY).
|Station 1: Hand Washing Procedure|
Ecolab demonstarted the proper hand washing procedures during the event, which is an important step before starting the soap making process to ensure no bacteria is passed on, making it safe for personal use. Kinder Soaps Founder, Michelle Ho, then taught PKAYDEM's children the five-step soap repurposing in station set within the hotel. The five-step process involves grating, mashing, melting, molding, cutting and packaging.
Station 1: Hand Washing Procedure
Station 2: Grating the used soap bars in smaller & finer pieces
Station 3: Grated soap is mixed with water and mashed together to form a thick mass
Station 4: Mixture is melted / heated to remove excess water
Station 5: Molding
Station 6: Cutting and Packaging
The repurposed soaps were made from some 100 kgs of leftover soaps from Sunway Hotels & Resort's located in Sunway City - Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Pyramid Hotel and Sunway Clio Hotel, which were collected since July this year. This is good as not only cut down the waste but go green recycle. In this year, this project will include the other five (5) hotels nationwide namely Sunway Putra Hotel, Sunway Velocity Hotel, Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Sunway Hotel Seberng Jaya and The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.
|DYTM Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah having a go at grating soap together with the children, while Kinder Soap founder, Michelle Ho looks on|
|DYTM Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah (R) at the hand hygiene station while Sunway Hotels & Resorts’ Regional Senior General Manager, Kelly Leong looks on|
|Station 3: Grated soap is mixed wit water and mashed together to form a thick mass|
|Station 4: Mixture is melted / heated to remove excess water.|
|Station 5: Molding|
#SunwayForGood #SunwaySoapful project was conceptualised to deliver benefits to the enivronment, society, and the economy in alignment with the hospitality group's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which aims to drive sustainable progress that leaves no one behind.
The community programme are in line with Sunway's pledge to create a positive and far-reaching impact on the nation under the banner of #SunwayForGood , aligned with Sunway's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
It's indeed a day well spend as I get to attend the launch of Soapful, if you like to view more photo can visit my Facebook's album.