MEDIA RELEASE 03 August 2007
Australian waterless car wash joins the carbon revolution
With transport becoming one of Australia's fastest growing sources of greenhouse
gas emissions, waterless car washing and detailing franchise Ecowash Mobile has
joined forces with carbon offsetting organisation Greenfleet to further reduce
its impact on the environment.
Greenfleet, a not-for-profit organisation, will plant an average of 263 native
trees every year to offset the 72 tonnes of greenhouse gases generated annually
by the fleet of cars operated by Ecowash Mobile franchisees.
Ecowash Mobile co-founders Jim Cornish and Stewart Nicholls said that through
this initiative they are providing their customers with an even more
environmentally-friendly car washing service.
"We want to be part of the solution and offer car owners a greener alternative.
What we're really working on is to take car washing to the next level - we don't
use any water, our 2-in-1 wash and polish is biodegradable and now we're also
offsetting the emissions from our fleet of cars," Jim said.
"We chose to partner with Greenfleet because the organisation is dedicated to
doing the right thing for the environment. Greenfleet works closely with
environmental groups to establish a planting list of species which would have
been growing at different sites before they were cleared," Stewart said.
Ecowash Mobile currently has 42 franchisees operating 50 mobile units all across
Australia washing around seven cars a day which equates to a saving of about
315,000 litres of water a week*. The company has already saved over 24 million
litres of water since it started in 2004, as listed on its website
The business has also taken off overseas and is now established and operational
in Saudi Arabia, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Bahrain and France.
In addition to its cars being carbon neutral, Ecowash Mobile was awarded in
March 2006 the 'Smart Approved Watermark', the nation's reference for choosing
products, services and organisations that are reducing outdoor water use.
The Ecowash Mobile process uses a 2-in-1 biodegradable wash and polish compound
that is sprayed onto the car exterior, which encapsulates surface dirt that is
then removed with a soft cloth and provides a protective coating. The whole
process lasts for four to six weeks and is guaranteed not to scratch.
A variety of services is on offer, from a basic waterless wash and polish right
through to a full detail called an Extreme Ecowash, to suit individual car
owners, car dealers, smash repairers and corporate fleets.
For more information call 1 800 ECOWASH (1 800 326 927) or visit
* Based on the traditional hose method of washing a car using 180 litres of
water per wash (Sydney Water).
Released for Ecowash Mobile by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Teanne Ryan on (02) 9413