It’s Official – Cleaning Africa is greening Africa!

Friday, 26 October 2012 marked a very important day on the Cleaning Africa calendar. It’s the day that completed Cleaning Africa’s changeover to purely green cleaning products and practices – like the exciting new “waterless” car wash system.

To get to this point, Cleaning Africa had to provide on-site “re-training” to over 400 staff at more than 60 sites in and around Johannesburg.

The search for the Best Green Cleaning Products on the Planet

Delphis eco logoAfter thorough investigation of all “green” cleaning products, Delphis eco products were chosen by Cleaning Africa to partner its move towards ecologically-friendly, sustainable cleaning.

“Our clients want real change in the cleaning industry. Proven, effective products that aren’t harmful to Earth and her people. They don’t just want lip service,” said Midge Wood, CEO of Cleaning Africa. He recently attended two global cleaning industry expos in China as part of this quest.

“These products are awesome. They’re fully EU Ecolable accredited (not easy to get!), very cost-effective and biodegradable. They’re also derived from totally sustainable resources. We couldn’t be happier to use them”, Midge confirmed.

Waterless Car Saves!

Using the latest technology, waterless car washing is now a reality. The special formula ‘encapsulates’ the dirt, which is then wiped off with microfibre cloths – without any scratching.

The savings are astronomical. Conventional methods use over 40 litres of water per car wash (you probably use around 90 litres if you wash your car with a hosepipe, or at least 10 litres using a bucket and cloth). With the new waterless system, less than one litre is used, half of which is just to rinse out the cloth!

Besides dramatically cutting down on water and electricity costs, (serious considerations today!), this waterless car wash system is much kinder on the environment. No more harmful detergents and surfactants being washed into the drains, which ultimately poison rivers and marine life.

SO Worth It!

“Changing over to green cleaning has been a long and hard journey, but every one of us at Cleaning Africa believes it’s been worth it – every step of the way!” said Midge enthusiastically.

If you’d like to find out more about these eco friendly cleaning products and waterless car washes, please call us now on 011 794 6665 or contact us.

Greening Cleaning

For the past two years, Cleaning Africa Services has been researching ways to become more “green”.

At its annual Bosberaad (Indaba) in February 2012, the company proudly announced that it has made a commitment to reducing its Carbon Footprint on the environment .

As of 1st July 2012, Cleaning Africa is going completely ‘GREEN’.

      How green is ‘green’?

  •         Only 100% Green chemicals will be used
  •         Dramatic water savings through the new ‘Waterless Car Wash’ systems
  •         Huge electricity savings with low-pressure hand pumps
  •         Green Waste Removal and Disposal

Two Pilot Sites will be Tested

Starting on the 27th February 2012, two Mercedes-Benz dealerships– one in Bryanston and the other in Constantia – will have all their conventional chemicals recalled and each will receive a different range of green chemicals for testing.

One of these is the Innu-Science bacteria-based range and the other is the Delphis Eco range which is predominantly derived from plant based ingredients. Theses companies have emerged tops from a selection of the latest green products that have been rigorously tested by Cleaning Africa over the past several months.

Car Washing goes ‘Water-less’

In April 2012, a representative of Cleaning Africa is going over to China to finalise an agency for “Waterless Car Wash Carts” and “Waterless Car Wash Chemicals”.  On average, these systems use about one litre of water per car wash instead of the usual 40 litres one would use with a high-pressure washer.

These waterless units are fully mobile and use manual sprayers with a low-pressure supply system that also saves on the consumption of electricity.

Green Waste Disposal

Negotiations are currently underway with a green Waste Removal Company to partner Cleaning Africa for the safe removal of waste products at our sites.

 

Watch this space for Cleaning Africa’s “Wild Wash”!