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Recycled soap is saving lives | Dorothée Schiesser-Peyrouzet | TEDxBasel
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Added Aug 29, 2016
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What if something we throw away every day could save 35,000 children every week? Dorothée Schiesser describes the program she set up that does exactly that — recycling luxury hotel soap to help protect children living in unsanitary conditions.

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Dorothée Schiesser-Peyrouzet (originally French but Swiss for many years) has an educational background in Management and Political Sciences. Following a career in marketing and journalism, she has lived all over the world including in the USA, Polynesia and Cameroon. Before founding SapoCycle, she worked in project management at FHNW and for a British communication agency. She is married and has two grown-up children.
Favorite quote: “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room” Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

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