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The Importance of pH in Commercial Cleaning (How to Choose the Right Product & Avoid Costly Mistakes)

Understanding the pH of cleaning products is vitally important in the commercial cleaning industry. Choose the wrong product at home, and you could damage a spot on your carpet, or tarnish a surface, but choose the wrong product while at work, and you could cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages – and possibly lose your contract. So to avoid any nasty mistakes, let’s take a look at how pH is measured and what you need to know. The suitability of your commercial cleaning products is largely based on their pH levels. You’ve probably seen the coloured acid-alkaline charts like the one above, where the scale goes between 0 and 14, with zero being the most acidic, 14 the most alkaline and 7 being neutral. Now, pH is generally understood to mean the “potential of hydrogen” and is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance when dissolved in water. Although pH is a measurement, it differs from temperature measurement, for example, which is measured in degrees, as pH is measured logarithmically. On a logarithmic scale, each number is 10 times more (or less) powerful than the last. For example, the pH of 3 is 10 times...
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Donating with Greenfleet

At Abco, we take environmental responsibility seriously. This is why we’ve partnered with Greenfleet, an environment non-profit and Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets, to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. Greenfleet is Australia’s most respected source of biodiverse carbon offsets. As a non-profit organisation, Greenfleet is dedicated to connecting people with real climate action. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 8.7 million native trees across 425 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to offset carbon emissions. As they grow, these native forests capture carbon pollution from the atmosphere, provide vital habitat to native wildlife, conserve biodiversity and generate resilience to climate change in the landscape. “At Greenfleet, we are able to restore native ecosystems and tackle climate change thanks to the contributions of our amazing supporters, just like Abco Products,” said Wayne Wescott, CEO of Greenfleet. “Year after year, individuals and organisations help Greenfleet plant more native forests to offset their carbon emissions and it’s their continuous support which makes a tangible and positive difference to the environment,” added Mr Wescott. Every year, Abco offsets the carbon emissions from its car fleet by planting native forests around Australia with Greenfleet. Abco’s generous...
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The First Platinum Global GreenTag Certification

Abco Products has been awarded the first personal products Platinum Global GreenTag Certification for its range of Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Tissue range which comes in a toilet roll and a jumbo roll. “This is a great achievement for our environmentally friendly range of cleaning solution, Enviroplus. Straight after our GECA, we have now a Platinum Global GreenTag certification. This highlights our commitment in making a difference to the commercial cleaning industry by investing in innovative and greener cleaning solution using the goodness of positive bacteria to fight bad ones.” Lee Gage, Enviroplus National BDM, Abco. Global GreenTag is a third party, multi-criteria, consensus based and externally verified Type 1 eco-labelling program which is one of the largest product sustainability certification systems in Australia and globally. Global GreenTag is the Trust mark of choice by market leaders as many lower quality products are unable achieve certification. Global GreenTag is ACCC approved, one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Trusted building sector brands and the only certification recognised or relevant to all key Materials credits in all rating tools in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. ‘Consumers and Professionals alike are looking for reliable, trusted information to assist their decision making. GreenTag is that...
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Green thumbs up!

Our Greenfleet Initiative When we talk about clean we don’t necessarily think green. We are changing this with a clear and strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program reinforcing our commitment to a sustainable business model and protecting our environment. In the past few years, we have launched our Enviroplus product range focusing on plant based and non-toxic cleaning solutions and this year, we are launching our new CSR Program in partnership with Greenfleet with a goal to plant up to 1000 trees a year in and around Australia. “From July 2018 onwards we will be donating 1c for every paper product carton sold under our brands Puregiene and Enviroplus to Greenfleet.  Greenfleet seemed like the right fit for our organisation as one of our key product categories is paper products. Although our paper is FSC certified, we felt compelled to ensure the future of our planet resources are looked after and Green Fleet’s ‘Plant a Forest’ program certainly assists in minimising the impact we have as an organisation on our environment and helps us empower our community.” (Deena Syed, National Marketing Manager, Abco Products) As an environmental non-profit, Greenfleet is the trusted carbon offset provider for thousands of leading organisations,...
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