United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) employees have volunteered at the company´s network hubs to assemble more than 15,000 hygiene kits to donate to charities in its hub markets and communities in the United States impacted by Hurricane Matthew, the company said.
Earlier this year, United teamed up with Clean the World to repurpose items from the airline´s international premium cabin amenity kits and donate the hygiene products to those in critical need. United said it expects to divert more than 60,000 pounds of material that would otherwise go to landfills within the first 12 months of the program.
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to diverting hotel waste from landfills. Through its hygiene kit program, Clean the World provides personal care items to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 35 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 100 countries.
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.