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SapoCycle, a foundation that turns discarded soap into life saving products

SapoCycle is a foundation under the umbrella of “Fondation des Fondateurs”. It aims to collect discarded soaps in hotels, to recycle them and to redistribute the recycled soaps to improve sanitary conditions of children and families in need.

The recycling of the soaps is handled by social integration programmes. We want to entice hotel customers and hotel managers to take part in a humanitarian programme and to help reduce the amount of waste created by the used soap bars.

bubbles saving lives

Handwashing is like a «do-it-yourself» vaccine.

Handwashing with soap is the single most effective way to prevent children deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses.
More effective than vaccines, medication, or clean water initiatives alone. In fact, simply handwashing with soap can cut morbidity rates from the leading causes of death by nearly 50%.

More than 1.5 million children under the age of 5 die around the world each year due to two diseases (diarrheal diseases and respiratory tract infection) which could have been prevented by handwashing.


TEDxBasel May 2016 – Dorothée Schiesser Peyrouzet explains the programme