Most Eco-Schools are already working on water issues as part of their sustainable journey. To help fast-track their results on water pollution that is created by the school itself, Eco-Schools has teamed up with 3663 and Delphis Eco to reduce water pollution across England. This partnership will encourage schools to investigate the way they use chemicals and make a switch to ecological cleaning products.
Schools can get involved by visiting our Green Cleaning Products page.
How does it work?
Delphis Eco is a leading British manufacturer of ecological cleaning products and the only UK company to exclusively produce environmentally friendly cleaning products for the commercial sector. They are also the first to be awarded the EU Ecolabel.*
3663 is a foodservice company who already deliver to 7,000 schools nationally. Schools will be able to reduce their carbon footprint by partnering with 3663 and using their current food delivery trucks to also deliver their ecological chemicals.
The partnership will utilise 3663’s nationwide distribution network, to distribute Delphis Eco’s cutting edge ecological chemicals. The Schools that in turn switch to the new green products will also get recognition towards their Eco Schools accreditation.
Furthermore Delphis Eco will also offer educational support through the new Eco Turtle Foundation. This new charitable organisation will add innovative resources to the existing Eco-Schools framework and promote the ‘how-to’ of applying sustainability in daily life using multimedia materials, speakers, tutorials and lesson guides. The foundation will strive to assist those already doing great work, and those keen to start their ‘eco journey’.
The main aspiration of this national project is set out below.
The mission is to:
Reduce water pollution across the UK
Offer schools and communities innovative support for environmental leadership through The Eco Turtle Project Foundation
Develop a proven and effective blue-print for change
The vision is to support environmental awareness, action and education as an integral part of sustainable development through the support of Eco-Schools internationally.
The aim is to help schools to recognise the input that cleaning chemicals have on the environment and encourage them to switch to accredited and effective ecological options.
Mark Jankovich, CEO, Delphis Eco -
“I was asked to speak to the 3663 Sustainability Board about the vision that Delphis Eco have for sustainable-procurement and how, as a supplier, we could work together. I highlighted the number of schools they already work with and pointed out that if we wanted to make a significant and lasting difference we could start there.
Keep Britain Tidy and Eco Schools is a great partner to be working with and their encouragement to get schools to be more ecological is considerable. Our commitment to this programme is significant. The Foundation will be set up to target help, possibly financially, to Eco-Clubs and groups in order to help them tackle this very serious issue of water pollution and conservation.”
Phil Barton, CEO, Keep Britain Tidy -
“With schools increasingly being tasked with becoming more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly, the cleaning chemicals used are an often overlooked area, particularly in catering facilities. We want to encourage schools to start using ecological cleaning chemicals as part of their continued drive to minimise the negative impact on the environment, most notably the water cycle as this will constitute an increasingly important factor in our annual reviews and awards.”
Schools can get involved and find out further information by visiting our Green Cleaning Products page.
* The premier European award for the manufacture of ecological products – administered by DEFRA in the UK.