Soap Cycling was founded in Hong Kong in 2011 and has become Asia’s largest soap recycling charity. It has since expanded its operations in Singapore in 2016 with the help of university students. SCSG is now officially a social enterprise and a member of Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE).
SCSG collects lightly used or untouched soap from hotels and reprocesses them for distribution to disadvantaged communities through partnerships with WASH charities across Asia, student groups embarking on overseas community trips and NGO partners in Singapore.
Our one-week campaign centres on the upcoming Global Handwashing Day on October 15 to raise awareness and importance on how a simple bar of soap save lives. Children especially from poverty-stricken communities in developing countries are the most vulnerable to diseases such as cholera, tuberculosis and diarrhoea – all that could have been avoided by a simple act of handwashing.
Funds from our Charity Pot party held on October 19 at Lush Raffles City will go towards funding SCSG’s logistics and operation costs. This includes warehouse storage, transportation, shipping costs (from Singapore to regional countries) and more.
Written by: Erica Allarey, Campaign Coordinator, Lush Singapore.
Find out more about our campaign partner, Soap Cycling Singapore, here. Or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/SoapCyclingSG