YMCA keeping it clean with eWater

  • Date: 19 December 2017
  • Category: General
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Torquay YMCA Early Learning Centre is the first Victorian childcare centre to use a new cleaning system that is being pioneered in Australia.  

“eWater is part of our fundamental commitment to provide a clean, safe environment for children,” says Adam Kavanagh, Centre Manager for Torquay YMCA Early Learning Centre. “Young children are particularly susceptible to environmental pollution, and it makes sense to do everything we can to avoid unnecessary risks.”

Torquay is the first YMCA Victoria facility to use eWater, with more YMCA sites expected to follow.

The eWater system uses water and salt to produce two separate solutions that clean and sanitise safely and sustainably. The sanitising solution kills harmful microbes due to its super oxidized properties, which ensures it does not generate resistant strains of bacteria associated with anti-bacterial soaps. Successfully used in hospitals, eWater is also being adopted by other federal and state government organisations keen to cut down their use of potentially toxic packaged chemicals.

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eWater Systems recently scored the top prize at the 2017 Premier's Sustainability Awards, along with the Most Innovative Products and Services award. The Australian company is a registered benefit corporation that aims to create benefits for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

In 2016, eWater usage replaced seven million litres of chemicals and stopped around 10 million plastic containers from going to landfill, as well as reducing the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing and transporting cleaning products, according to Sustainability Victoria, which manages the awards. See full list of award winners.