Carnival will begin Recycling Nearly 40 Tons of Soap Each Year

Carnival have announced a partnership with Clean the World to collect, recycle and distribute nearly 40 tons of soap to vulnerable communities worldwide.

Discarded soap will be collected from guest and crew cabins throughout the North American Carnival fleet and sent to a Clean the World recycling centre. The soap will then be sanitised, melted down and reprocessed.

Together, Carnival and Clean the World hope to distribute more than 400,000 new, clean bars of soap to people in need across the globe each year.


The new programme will be rolled out across the entire Carnival fleet by the end of July.

“Carnival guests use more than three million bars of soap each year. With this partnership, we’ll positively impact the lives of so many people who will have access to a basic hygiene product that so many of us take for granted.”

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Clean the World

Clean the World is a global health leader in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and sustainability dedicated to saving lives by recycling and distributing soap and other hygiene products to more than 127 countries.

Through its partnership with Carnival, Clean the World say they will be able to expand its existing recycling programme to locations throughout the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda and Central America.

Nearly 5,000 children under age five die each day – two million children a year – due to hygiene-related diseases. Through its efforts, Clean the World has contributed to a 60% reduction in the death rate of young children worldwide.