Turning Stone Launches Innovative Program to Recycle Resort’s Leftover Hygiene Products Through New Partnership With Clean the World

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Have you ever wondered what happens to the half-empty bottles of hotel shampoo and bars of soap you use? Through a new partnership with Clean the World, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York is now reusing and recycling them to help prevent fatal diseases in developing regions and to reduce landfill waste.

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We are thrilled to partner with Clean the World to help reduce unnecessary waste, prevent disease and ultimately save lives.

Turning Stone Resort Casino has announced its innovative new approach to disposing of the hotel’s hundreds of thousands of leftover hygiene products each year. Though a new partnership with the non-profit Clean the World Foundation, Inc., Turning Stone is recycling the resort’s used soaps and shampoos to help reduce unnecessary waste and prevent disease throughout the world.

Hygiene products from the resort will be sanitarily recycled and used for emergency relief efforts and other causes. They will be distributed to partnering nonprofit organizations for delivery to developing countries and homeless shelters.

Turning Stone's efforts will literally help save lives. Studies show that hand washing with soap can effectively reduce the instances of diarrheal disease and acute respiratory infection, the leading global causes of death for children under five.

Since its inception in 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 340 tons of soap, shampoo and other amenities to dozens of countries in need worldwide. Turning Stone will add to those totals by contributing all excess of the resort’s more than 300,000 soap bars and 440,000 bottled hygiene products used annually.

By partnering with Clean the World, Turning Stone is also helping to reduce the landfill waste generated by its resort hotel. In the past five years alone, Clean the World and its partners have diverted more than 1,000 tons (2 million pounds) from clogging landfills.

This new initiative demonstrates and reinforces Turning Stone’s dedication to charitable causes and environmental sustainability. Founded upon the Native American values of the Oneida Indians, Turning Stone uses water from its drainage systems and reclaimed city water to irrigate the complex’s grounds and golf courses. As a 24/7 resort, Turning Stone utilizes LED lights and photo sensors that adjust to natural daylight to conserve electricity. Special roof coating materials are also used throughout the facility to extend the rubber’s life and keep the materials cooler on hot days, thus reducing the amount of work required from the air conditioning systems.

“Clean the World is an incredible organization with two commendable missions, promoting health and protecting the planet, that each speak to the values of Turning Stone and the Oneida Indian Nation,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “We are thrilled to partner with Clean the World to help reduce unnecessary waste, prevent disease and ultimately save lives.”

“Our hotel partners are the driving force behind the global hygiene revolution,” said Shawn Seipler, founder and CEO of Clean the World. “By making a commitment to sustainable, socially responsible programs in the hospitality industry, partners such as Turning Stone and the Oneida Indian Nation are using leftover soap and bottled amenities to help save lives.”

Learn more about Clean the World at http://www.cleantheworld.org/ and see the latest from Turning Stone at http://turningstone.com/.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone "Casino of the Year" in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site at http://www.TurningStone.com.

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