Last week we were delighted to discover that our licensee, eWater Systems, have been announced as finalists in the 2020 Banksia Foundation Awards for both the Small Business Award and Ministers Award for the Environment.
Australia’s longest-running sustainability awards program, the Banksia Awards, recognise individuals, communities, businesses and governments for innovation and excellence in environmental and social stewardship.
The Awards are closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is more important than ever as businesses, communities, and governments continue to respond to the pandemic.
“We’re delighted to be a finalist in two categories of the Banksia Awards. We think the judges have recognised our contribution to reducing chemical usage and to our efforts to provide a safer, more sustainable environment in line with Circular Economy principles and practice,” said Phil Gregory, Founder of eWater Systems.
eWater Systems is an Australian owned and Melbourne based biotechnology company specialising in hygiene that doesn’t cost the Earth. Their product solutions empower businesses with effective, safe and sustainable hygiene solutions that reduce supply chain dependence and chemical expense. eWater has certified under both GECA’s Cleaning Products and Personal Care Products standards.
At GECA, we’re always thrilled to see our licensees being recognised for their hard work and leadership! eWater Systems contributes to circular economy solutions through onsite generation, reusable consumables and natural biodegradable ingredients, reducing the impacts of transport, storage, and waste.
Made from the electrolysis of plain salt and tap water, eWater technology creates cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting solutions that contain no added chemicals and no hidden ingredients, fragrances, colours or bubbles.
They have also recently been featured as a case study in the Victorian Government’s Circular Economy Policy and Action Plan – “Recycling Victoria. A New Economy”.
“After what has been an extremely challenging year, we are keen to celebrate those who are striving to make positive change,” says Banksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond.
“Our judges were blown away by the quality of the entries. In spite of COVID-19, change-makers across Australia are innovating and collaborating to do their bit to improve life on the planet.”
The winners in each category will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 24 March. We wish eWater Systems the very best of luck!