Up-Cycling Soap by Local Women

Every year 75 tons of soap is thrown away by hotels and villas in Bali, maybe used only once or twice. The ZeroWaste Soap program collects, sanitizes, and reprocesses these used soaps into new soaps. It also offers training and employment for women from the local village of Sawangan, who produce the soaps. The up-cycled soaps are distributed to those in need.

kg soap collected

soaps distributed


1) Collection of used hotel soaps

2) Deconstruction of the used soaps

3) Hygienic sanitation

4) Creation of new soaps

5) Packaging the upcycled soaps

6) Redistribution to those in need

How Does The ZeroWaste Soap Program Work?

  • R.O.L.E. Foundation monthly collects the used soaps  from hotels and resorts in Bali. 
  • The soaps are upcycled by local women from the surrounding Sawangan area, paid by the monthly fee of the Soap Partners.
  • After proper packaging, the soaps are then being redistributed to those in need.
  • The Soap Partners receive a monthly report.

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As a business in the Bali’s hospitality industry, you can join the ZeroWaste Soap program and reduce your waste.

Monthly partnership fee starts with: $35 USD (Rp. 500k).

Participating companies

“We are very thrilled to join this program that reduces the soap waste going to the landfill and at the same time contribute to those who in need.”

Hemal Jain (Alila Villas Uluwatu)