Jordan Walsh's Adelaide green-loop clean and waste management concept goes national

Adelaide Clean Green and its founder Jordan Walsh (inset) have fulfilled the green-loop waste management concept at WOMADelaide Festival in Botanic Park.
Images courtesy Adelaide Clean Green

Adelaide Clean Green company, started in 2014, has gone national on the premise of combining sustainable cleaning and waste management. Adelaide’s Jordan Walsh, who started the business at age 24, soon achieved a 2016 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year award. Walsh had completed a law degree and balanced his day job with cleaning work he’d started as a teenager. His business was born with the difference of avoiding chemicals in its cleaning products.

Next step was to offer a green-loop waste management for events, with bigger clients including the six campuses of the University of South Australia, Adelaide showgrounds and WOMAdelaide Festival.

Adelaide Clean Green overcame resistance to having an extra green organics bin at events by supplying compostable plates that could go into the bin with leftover food. This has been most successful at WOMADelaide in Botanic Park where 98% of waste was diverted from landfill. Using 100% compostable cubs, plates, crockery and serviettes, collected waste was converted to organic mulch by Jeffries, with 16 tonnes delivered back to Adelaide Botanic gardens.

From around 80 staff in 2015, Adelaide Clean Green merged Adam’s Cleaning and 200 more staff came on board.

Looking to cement itself as the national provider of sustainable waste management services, Adelaide Clean Gree has extended its involvement to events including the Darwin Festival, Parrtjima: A Festival of Light in Alice Springs; and Polo in the City, the largest national polo series in the world, in five Australian cities. It continues its local high profile at the Santos Tour Down Under cycling and RCC Fringe, during the Adelaide Fringe Festival; as well looking after Coopers Stadium Norwood.

 

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