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29 August 2017 – “Stiftungsstadt” in Basel, we were there!

The “Foundation day”, this was in brief:
  • 220 participants
  • Presentations and panel discussion with the experts Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner, PD Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer, Prof. Dr. Dina Pomeranz and Claudia Bandixen.  Moderation by the SRF journalist Rahel Walser.
  • 14 Foundations (including us!) presenting their activities in the plenary as well as on their booths in the garden.
More infos on http://stiftungsstadt-basel.ch/basler-stiftungstag-2017
And more pictures on http://stiftungsstadt-basel.ch/galerie/7-stiftungstag

 

13 May 2017 – We were present at the Eco.festival in Basel

Eco.festival is the Swiss forum dedicated to sustainable development. For this 3rd edition, we were happy to join our partner Main Tenir on their booth, to present our activities and recycled soaps.
We were blessed with the sunny weather and lots of visitors, curious to discover #theBetterSoap. People from all ages were keen on learning more about SapoCycle story, understand how we collect discarded soaps from hotels and then recycle them thanks to our partner WohnWerk in Basel. Thanks to all our visitors for their encouragements and positive feedback!
Curious to know more about Main Tenir? >>> click here

24 February 2017 – SAVIVA donates CHF 4’000 to SapoCycle

At the end of last year, Saviva carried out a survey on the topic of sustainability and the related needs in the Swiss gastronomy and hotel industry. Thanks to Saviva donating CHF 5.- per completed questionnaire, the overall donation amounted to CHF 4’000 in favor of the organization SapoCycle.
The donation check was handed over last Friday, February 17th.
“Collecting used soaps from hotels, recycling them and distributing these soaps to children in developing countries is a great idea, which we would like to support,” says André Hüsler. Mrs Dorothée Schiesser is delighted with the amount received: “We can invest a lot in our projects, which we constantly expand. For example, we carry out a hygienic program in Bulgaria together with the Swiss Red Cross or have distributed about 3’500 soaps with Tischlein Deck Dich last year. “

 

Photo: Dorothée Schiesser, founder of SapoCycle and André Hüsler, CEO of Saviva

 

November 2016 – SapoCycle has been nominated for the Swiss Milestones 2016 Excellence in Tourism in the Category Sustainability

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June 2016 – Project week on SapoCycle at the Swiss International School of Basel (SIS)

Handwashing is not only a matter of concerns in developing countries: it is an issue of public health all over the world, including in Switzerland! Therefore, more than 70 children aged of 8 studying at the Swiss International School (SIS) of Basel, have assisted to a project week on SapoCycle, and more precisely on the importance of the handwashing. We accompanied them throughout the week in discovering our project, visiting “Wohnwerk”, and by giving a presentation on the health conditions in developing countries like Cameroon. A learning process as well as an emotional interaction between the generations and with our partners from “Wohnwerk”.

April 2016 – AccorHotels in Switzerland and SapoCycle work together to collect and recycle the used hotel soaps of the group!

25 Swiss hotels of the AccorHotels Group (under the brand names MGallery by Sofitel,  Pullman, Novotel, Mercure et ibis budget) offering hard soaps in their bathrooms are participating to the SapoCycle programme. From April 2016, their used soaps will be recycled by our partner Wohnwerk.

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April 8th, 2016 – Our 1st Delivery to the Swiss Red Cross

Josef Reinhardt, responsable of Disaster Management in Switzerland, came espacially to Wohnwerk to pick up our soaps ! Those 500kg of recycled soap will go to Bielorussia in order to improve sanitary conditions of children and families in need.

April 15th 2015 – SapoCycle goes Live !

We are very happy to celebrate the go-live of our foundation! With great commitment and personal engagement, we have built this project in one and a half year. During this very important step, we are thanking all those who have supported us in this starting stage. Moreover, the recycling soap production has started this month ! If you are interested to learn more about our project, please contact us. We will be delighted to share our next milestones and our future goals with you.