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February 1st 2019 – Panzer, the logistics solution company is partnering with SapoCycle to collect the used soaps of our Swiss hotel members

From February 2019, Planzer, through its new distribution service Planzer Parcel, will organize the collection and transport of soaps from our member hotels, thus contributing to the virtuous cycle of our programme implemented throughout Switzerland. 
Relying on Planzer’s professionalism and geographical coverage in Switzerland will allow us to both facilitate the work of member hotels and improve the overall quality of our process.
By partnering with us, Planzer demonstrates its social commitment by putting its know-how at the service of several causes: the recycling of used products, the social integration of people with disabilities, and the improvement of the health conditions of populations in difficulty.
“As a responsible and committed Swiss family company, SapoCycle’s values resonate with our own. This partnership is evident for us,” adds Nils Planzer, CEO of Planzer


December 27, 2018 – First delivery to the Restos du Coeur

We had our first delivery of 2,400 soaps in France through the organization Restos du Coeur Alsace. These socially responsible recycled soaps were given out to families in need within France.
We are very grateful to Restos du Coeur and Adapei Papillons Blancs d’Alsace employees that have worked relentlessly to achieve our first soap delivery before the end of 2018.







October 23, 2018 – The Bubbles saving Lives Program is now operational in France

In October, we set a milestone in our young history. We launched our Bubbles saving lives program in France.
Our first soap recycling workshop  in  Adapei Papillons Blancs d’Alsace started its operational. From now on all our partner hotels in France _  most of them from the Accorhotels group _will send the used collected soaps to our new workshop run by people with disabilities.
We are very proud  and are looking forward to growing our operations in France.



April 12, 2018 – Our first Fundraising event  was a great success

We held our first Swiss fundraising Event “ Soap Opera at the Casino” at the Grand Casino Basel. It was a real accomplishment!
Thanks to our sponsors Grand Casino Basel, Airport Hotel Basel, Credit Suisse,
our partners Schweizer Tafel , WohnWerk Basel , Maintenir and the 150 guests!!!!
A dinner was served for all our guests and there was a show conducted by comic Joël Von Mutzenbecher



14 September 2017 – Thanks to the Swiss Indoors Business Club for its generosity!

 The Business Club brings together members from among the sponsors as well as from the tournament’s political and cultural circles, looks set to rapidly enhance its reputation as being the leading networking event in Swiss sport.
Each year, the net proceeds from the events are donated to a different charitable institution. This year, SapoCycle was the lucky one benefitting from the Swiss Indoors Business Club generosity and received nearly 20’000 CHF as a donation.
The donation check was handed over on Thursday, September 14th.
Photo (left to right): Fabian Cancellara, 2017 guest and famous Swiss former professional road bicycle racer, with Dorothée Schiesser, founder of SapoCycle and Roger Brennwald, President of the Swiss Indoors tournament.
More infos about the Swiss Indoors Business Club >>> click here


29 August 2017 – “Stiftungsstadt” in Basel, we were there!

The “Foundation day”, this was in brief:
  • 220 participants
  • Presentations and panel discussion with the experts Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner, PD Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer, Prof. Dr. Dina Pomeranz and Claudia Bandixen.  Moderation by the SRF journalist Rahel Walser.
  • 14 Foundations (including us!) presenting their activities in the plenary as well as on their booths in the garden.
More infos on http://stiftungsstadt-basel.ch/basler-stiftungstag-2017
And more pictures on http://stiftungsstadt-basel.ch/galerie/7-stiftungstag


13 May 2017 – We were present at the Eco.festival in Basel

Eco.festival is the Swiss forum dedicated to sustainable development. For this 3rd edition, we were happy to join our partner Main Tenir on their booth, to present our activities and recycled soaps.
We were blessed with the sunny weather and lots of visitors, curious to discover #theBetterSoap. People from all ages were keen on learning more about SapoCycle story, understand how we collect discarded soaps from hotels and then recycle them thanks to our partner WohnWerk in Basel. Thanks to all our visitors for their encouragements and positive feedback!
Curious to know more about Main Tenir? >>> click here


24 February 2017 – SAVIVA donates CHF 4’000 to SapoCycle

At the end of last year, Saviva carried out a survey on the topic of sustainability and the related needs in the Swiss gastronomy and hotel industry. Thanks to Saviva donating CHF 5.- per completed questionnaire, the overall donation amounted to CHF 4’000 in favor of the organization SapoCycle.
The donation check was handed over last Friday, February 17th.
“Collecting used soaps from hotels, recycling them and distributing these soaps to children in developing countries is a great idea, which we would like to support,” says André Hüsler. Mrs Dorothée Schiesser is delighted with the amount received: “We can invest a lot in our projects, which we constantly expand. For example, we carry out a hygienic program in Bulgaria together with the Swiss Red Cross or have distributed about 3’500 soaps with Tischlein Deck Dich last year. “


Photo: Dorothée Schiesser, founder of SapoCycle and André Hüsler, CEO of Saviva


November 2016 – SapoCycle has been nominated for the Swiss Milestones 2016 Excellence in Tourism in the Category Sustainability



June 2016 – Project week on SapoCycle at the Swiss International School of Basel (SIS)

Handwashing is not only a matter of concerns in developing countries: it is an issue of public health all over the world, including in Switzerland! Therefore, more than 70 children aged of 8 studying at the Swiss International School (SIS) of Basel, have assisted to a project week on SapoCycle, and more precisely on the importance of the handwashing. We accompanied them throughout the week in discovering our project, visiting “Wohnwerk”, and by giving a presentation on the health conditions in developing countries like Cameroon. A learning process as well as an emotional interaction between the generations and with our partners from “Wohnwerk”.

April 2016 – AccorHotels in Switzerland and SapoCycle work together to collect and recycle the used hotel soaps of the group!

25 Swiss hotels of the AccorHotels Group (under the brand names MGallery by Sofitel,  Pullman, Novotel, Mercure et ibis budget) offering hard soaps in their bathrooms are participating to the SapoCycle programme. From April 2016, their used soaps will be recycled by our partner Wohnwerk.


April 8th, 2016 – Our 1st Delivery to the Swiss Red Cross

Josef Reinhardt, responsable of Disaster Management in Switzerland, came espacially to Wohnwerk to pick up our soaps ! Those 500kg of recycled soap will go to Bielorussia in order to improve sanitary conditions of children and families in need.

April 15th 2015 – SapoCycle goes Live !

We are very happy to celebrate the go-live of our foundation! With great commitment and personal engagement, we have built this project in one and a half year. During this very important step, we are thanking all those who have supported us in this starting stage. Moreover, the recycling soap production has started this month ! If you are interested to learn more about our project, please contact us. We will be delighted to share our next milestones and our future goals with you.