Environmental policy and standards
Climate change and its potential affects us all. In recent years this has meant that government, corporate entities and individuals are more aware of the need to reduce their ‘carbon footprint’, the production of CO2, other ‘greenhouse’ gases and waste.
Our unique on-site repair and restoration services can help everyone reduce their impact and comply with political, industry, and social pressures regarding environmental issues.
To replace an item you need to manufacture it:
The manufacturing process not only involves energy usage from the production line, but also the ancillary heating, ventilation, emissions and waste production from the plant itself. Waste from the manufacturing process can be in the form of solid ‘burnable’ waste or in the case of chemical waste may require further energy expenditure in its safe separation and disposal.
Most items may have been manufactured outside the country where production methods can be far less regulated and therefore more harmful to and wasteful of the environment.
To replace an item you need to transport it:
Harmful CO2 and other ‘greenhouse’ gases are produced by supply chain transportation:
- Transportation of raw materials to the manufacturer
- Transportation of finished items from the manufacturer to the distributor
- Transportation of finished items to the end purchaser
- Waste transportation of damaged items
This needless energy expenditure can be all but eliminated by using The Solution. Some components for manufactured items may themselves have been manufactured elsewhere and their raw materials transported to and from the plant which adds significantly to energy usage.
To replace an item you create waste:
All waste has to be transported, whether for recycling or to landfill. Recycling still requires additional energy use and CO2 production. Most waste will still be sent to landfill. With the increasing charges for landfill, this is an additional cost that could be reduced by using The Solution. THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008 – This Act set out a legally binding target of at least an 80% cut in ‘greenhouse’ gas emissions by 2050.