Pneumonia and diarrhoea are the leading causes of death for children under the age of five in the underprivileged regions. Yet deaths from these diseases can be greatly reduced by simply washing hands with soap. In the meantime, millions of life-saving bars of soap are discarded each day.
With the aim to help improving sanitation and hygiene of these regions, a team of 17 volunteers from VPower Group participated in a soap recycling workshop. In the workshop, our volunteers helped to sort and carve the lightly used soap, which were collected from the hospitality industry in Hong Kong, for recycling. The recycled soaps would then be shipped to those in need in Southeast Asia. Through these workshops, the organizer also helps to eliminate thousands of pounds of chemical waste from our landfills each month.