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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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The Importance of Gym Cleanliness

A gym is an abnormally damp environment where sweat creates moist conditions ideal for germs, bacteria, mould, mildew and viruses. And while you can’t stop the sweating (which after all is the reason for a gym), you can make sure your premises are spotlessly clean at all times so that bugs and nasties don’t get the upper hand. Common germs found in gyms Typical microflora found in gymnasiums can include: Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) – a common bacterium that lives on the skin and is capable of causing a range of mild to severe infections. Staphylococcus saprophyticus – a bacteria that is a leading cause of urinary tract infections. Salmonella – a gastrointestinal illness with symptoms including fever, diarrhoea and vomiting. Influenza – an airborne virus that, when inhaled, spreads to the respiratory tract where it multiplies. Rhinoviruses – viruses that cause many types of common colds and upper respiratory infections. Dermatophytosis – a fungal infection of the skin also known as ringworm, tinea, jock itch (when around the groin) or athlete’s foot (when on the feet). Gym hygiene statistics There have been a number of studies conducted into gym hygiene in recent years and their findings reinforce the need for constant vigilance by gym owners. For...
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