YMCA Victoria Early Learning Centres are rolling out a revolutionary new environmental cleaning system designed to protect children and the planet.
We are adopting a safe and effective disinfectant, sanitiser and cleaning solution known as eWater. eWater is environmentally friendly and produced by an onsite generator using only salt, water and electricity.
In 2018, we trialled eWater at the Torquay YMCA Early Learning Centre. The benefits of eWater far exceeded the expectations of our team during the trial.
The trial demonstrated that eWater:
- maintained an impeccable standard of hygiene
- generated cost savings of approximately 20% compared to conventional products
- reduced single use plastics
- removed chemical residue across the centre.
These outcomes lead to the decision to make eWater our go-to cleaning product, ensuring that by the end of 2021 all YMCA Early Learning Centres would have an eWater system installed.
Because of its natural, non-toxic ingredients, children will not be affected by our cleaning activities (and can even get involved if they wish to) – knowing that the products we’re using are completely safe.
eWater is even used to wash fruit and vegetables as it sanitises and helps to remove the chemical residue intended to give produce artificial shine.
We have already received fantastic feedback from staff at our early learning centres:
‘I love the fact that the system is environmentally friendly. We’re not putting harsh chemicals back into the environment and we have reduced the number of plastic containers going to landfill.’ – Erika Patterson, Centre Manager, Mernda YMCA Early Learning Centre.
‘It cleans surfaces, washes food and keeps toys clean, all without any harmful chemicals.’ - Sandra Wraight, Centre Manager, Clyde North YMCA Early Learning Centre.
‘This will completely revolutionise the need for strong and harsh cleaning agents while ensuring we have a good balance of cleanliness in the centre.’ - Robyn Mackenzie, YMCA Area Manager.
Along with being sustainable, low cost and chemical free, eWater has a TGA listing (ARTG N.343003) as a proven disinfectant to kill COVID-19.