It’s World Environment Day, the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

This year’s theme is air pollution and though it may seem complex, we can all do our part to reduce some of it. How do we do that? Well here’s a little snippet of how we are improving the air around us, all thanks to our partners…

Creating renewable energy

Power generation is a leading source of air pollution and right now, 82 countries out of 193 are promoting renewable energy production, cleaner production, energy efficiency and pollution control.

We took the leap back in April and have significantly reduced our carbon emissions by harnessing the power of the sun to produce clean, renewable energy, with the installation of EGP Energy’s 40kW solar PV system.

Generating electricity with solar panels produces no air pollution, water pollution, or greenhouse gases whatsoever. Looks pretty trick, hey?

 

Lessening landfill waste

We all know to recycle; it reduces energy expenditure, greenhouse gas emissions and decreases the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.

So back in 2017, Penrite Oil and their environmentally-aware team released the Enviro Box. The 100% recyclable box replaced the traditional plastic drum, resulting in an 85% reduction in landfill waste per unit produced. That means less harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses released and a better environment for us!

 

Reducing greenhouse gases

A new chassis isn’t complete without a coat of paint, but not just any paint, PPG’s Envirobase High Performance paint.

PPG’s market leading development and implementation of waterborne technologies reduces emission levels and makes a truly positive difference to the environment. PPG first released their waterborne paint system to the automotive market in 1991 and the advanced formulation has combined low VOC (volatile organic compound) ‘green’ credentials with cutting edge pigments for colour accuracy, and first-class opacity for excellent coverage and lower material usage.

 

So there you have it, just a few ways our entire team are reducing their environmental impact.