Aussie plastic-free wet wipes manufacturer receives $645,000 federal investment

Karen Pham

Karen Pham


The Hygiene Co, a plastic-free wet wipes innovator and manufacturer, has been awarded a large federal co-investment by the Australian government.

The grant allows Corey White and Phil Scardigno, co-founders of The Hygiene Co, to accelerate cutting-edge manufacturing in South Australia.

Corey White shared that the company led the grants, receiving more than $645,000.

“There are so many reasons why we are committed to manufacturing our plastic-free CleanLife plant-based wet wipes here in South Australia,” added Corey.

“Wet wipes are a significant contributor to the volumes of plastic that end up in landfill. Wet wipes currently create more than 30 times more plastic than plastic straws. Our wipes are entirely plant-based and plastic free.”

CleanLife wipes, one of the company’s locally-made products, are 53 per cent less carbon-intensive just by eliminating unnecessary shipping processes and emissions.

The Hygiene Co also receives support from Foodland Supermarkets. Franklin dos Santos, CEO of Foodland Supermarkets, said the CleanLife goods were a perfect fit for its 95-store network because they provided customers with an eco-friendly and sustainable option for everyday items.

“We’re excited to be the first supermarket nationally to support this great South Australian brand into the retail sector,” added dos Santos.

“We believe that the company’s products and ethos reflect everything that we stand for at Foodland. We’re in the process of successfully eliminating soft plastics from our stores and this is just another facet to that initiative.”   

The Hygiene Co is known for its Australian-owned and ‘influenced’ range of products, which gets its fragrance choices from local vendors and regional farmers.  

Customers can find CleanLife wipes at selected Foodland stores and nationally from Chemist Warehouse stores.

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.


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