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Going Green in Childcare

The new YMCA Clyde North Tuckers Road Early Learning Centre has become the second YMCA site to install an eWater Hygiene System.

Successfully used across a wide range of industries and well established in aged care and hospitals, eWater Systems provides a more sustainable was of cleaning, doing away with many of the harsh chemicals typically associated with sanitising and commercial cleaning. In a sensitive environment such as childcare, the on-site and on demand generating system is a perfect solution to maintain hygiene standards with less risk.


Interviewed by the Cranbourne Sar News, Manager Elise Christie said “cleanliness was extremely important to local parents as well as their child’s exposure to unnecessary chemicals. This cleaning system ticks all the boxes for us. It is sustainable, it’s safe and it ensures our beautiful new centre is kept clean”.


How e-water works

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The eWater Hygiene System uses water, salt and electricity to produce two separate solutions that clean and sanitise safely and sustainably. Unlike traditional packaged chemical solutions, eWater solution is created on site and on demand by a production unit that reduces the use of plastics and water.

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. The cleaning solution is an effective degreasing agent and great at removing dirt and grime. 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.

eWater Systems 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.

Reducing our carbon footprint, one litre at a time

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In 2018, eWater solution usage replaced ten million litres of chemicals and removed millions of plastic containers from going to landfill. Adopting eWater solution is a move towards more sustainable practice at YMCA Early Learning Centres and YMCA facilities. Sustainable measures like eWater create positive experiences for children around recycling and other initiatives like partnering with Zoos Victoria by using bubbles instead of rubber balloons practicing sustainability in our ELCs.