Shawn Seipler: Executive Director and co-Founder of Clean the World.

As a social entrepreneur, Shawn is committed to focusing his business, management and leadership skills on advancing humanitarian causes through philanthropic efforts. As the Executive Director of Clean the World, he has poised the charity that he co-founded on a mission to reduce the millions of deaths worldwide caused by lack of hygiene.

Educated at the University of Houston and currently residing in Orlando, Florida with his wife and four children, Shawn previously was a Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a global ecommerce technology company offering ecommerce applications to Fortune 100 manufacturers and retailers. It was while conducting an enormous amount of business travel that he began to think about the concept of recycling hotel soap, shampoo and other amenities.

In January 2009, Shawn and Clean the World, co-Founder, Paul Till, began investigating how to recycle bar soap and what, if any, uses of recycled bar soap may exist. It was then that the purpose and cause of Clean the World was clearly defined and understood as the research led to two very deadly diseases, acute respiratory illness and diarrheal disease. These two diseases, the leading and third leading cause of death respectively amongst children under the age of five, can be dramatically decreased through proper sanitation with simple bar soap.

Shawn Seiplerís mission at Clean the World is very simple- to lead the creation and implementation of a national hospitality soap and shampoo recycling program that has a two fold mission: to both prevent needless landfill waste AND, most importantly, to assist in saving millions of lives.

Clean the World
Fast Facts:

  • We are operational in 48 states across the United States & 8 provinces in Canada
  • Our Orlando Recycling Center process over 10,000 bars a day. Other centers opening soon.
  • All collection pickups are done by uniformed, professional Clean the World employees, and all staff are required to adhere to professional, dress and conduct codes and policies.
  • Collection process has been implemented Six Sigma by several 4- and 5-star properties.
  • Our recycling process has been certified by TriTech Laboratories, an independent, Florida state certified environmental lab. We use a patented process certified to be 100% effective in killing all pathogens.
  • We have a collection process includes both soap and all bottled amenities. Our process is a complete hotel bathroom amenity program.
  • Through Business Insurance Services, Inc. we carry a $3 million dollar liability and recyclers insurance policy, workman’s compensation insurance and $1 million automobile insurance for drivers

Soap Distribution

  • Since inception, CTW collected and distributed over 375 tons of soap, shampoo and other hotel amenities to dozens of countries worldwide including Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Mali, Mongolia, Uganda, Honduras, and Romania
  • Clean the World partners with major NGO’s World Vision, World Food Program, Heart to Heart, and Harvest Time International
  • Clean the World is a natural disaster First Responder. In January 2010, as part of our Haiti Earthquake Relief efforts, we collected and distributed over 150 tons of hygiene products, medical supplies, water, and other essentials to Haiti.

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