Working towards Zero Waste is a challenging goal but one that we are striving towards. Whilst our concrete production process releases nearly no carbon emissions, cement (which we obtain from industry accredited suppilers) is the true problem when it comes to the carbon footprint - making up approximately 5% of the world’s CO2. In a positive move forward to offset this, we have focused on lowering our overall impact from water to electricity.
We reuse our water numerous times by processing it through our custom made water scrubbing unit from Kelly Tanks. This allows us to lower our use of water by almost 60% and reduces the particles that are sent into the drainage system.
We use one of the UK's biggest green energy suppliers to provide us with 100% renewable electricity. For every unit we use, they make sure a unit is produced and put into the grid by a renewable source including solar, wind and hydro. Plus, thier gas is 100% carbon neutral and is offset by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world.
All our marketing collateral is printed on 100% recycled paper where possible and we focus heavily on digital marketing to avoid unnecessary paper waste.
We are working to make our package 100% recycled - currently, we use 80% recycled materials, replacing all our foam inserts with recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly packing nuts.
GFRC, which stands for Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete uses up to 40% less cement than traditional wet-cast concrete. Where possible we promote the use this material as it offer many of the characteristics on concrete with comprising on durability.
We are looking to partner with Tree for Cities to help us plant as many trees as possible. "By planting thousands of urban trees worldwide each year, Trees for Cities is building resilience against threats facing the natural environment. Planting a range of tree species enhances structural and functional diversity in woodlands and on city streets, as well as building resistance to pests and disease." If you'd like to know when we start this partnership, sign up for our newsletter.