Hilton Kuching general manager Hamish Watts said this social initiative was aimed at elevating hygiene in the community in conjunction with Hilton’s 100th anniversary celebration. At the Hilton Kuching location alone, Watts reported that 50 kilogrammes of waste soaps can be generated in just two months.
“By the end of this month, all Hilton hotels in Malaysia will have a soap recycling project in place providing much needed sanitation for the underprivileged and enabling members of this community to support themselves,” said Watts.
“We have the platform to help those in need, so this collaboration comes at the perfect time for us to do this while also empowering the community,” remarked Chong Hai Eng, President of Hope Place whose mission is to provide basic necessities to improve the livelihood, health, and education of the underprivileged.
Malaysia’s Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk, Dr Sim Kui Hian, was represented by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting at the project launch event.
“I sincerely hope that more hotels will follow suit and support this caring and meaningful initiative,” said Dr Sim.