Eco-Warriors: The Statistics

At Warrior Doors we have always taken an eco-friendly approach. We have a range of measures in place to ensure that we make a good impact on our environment, from recycling to electric vehicles and we plan to continue expanding on this approach.

Last month we released an eco-warriors article on what we already do as part of our approach which you can read here. This article is about the statistics of our efforts from the last month.

Waste Flow

Last month we collected 5,576kg of waste. Our aim is for none of the waste that we collect to go into landfills so we recycle and divert waste to avoid that outcome. We recycle as much as we can from other companies failed doors that we remove and replace. This led to 100kg of that waste being recycled last month.

That leaves us with 5,476kg of waste that was not recyclable. Instead of sending that to landfills, we diverted this waste. Waste diversion can be seen in different ways. It could be that we had waste biologically treated and turned into biomass which can then be used as energy which has a less negative impact on the environment than fossil fuels, thermal treatments like incineration, or returning waste to the manufacturer of the original product to be re-used e.g. battery suppliers.

Using these two methods we can happily say that absolutely none of the 5,576kg of waste from last month went into landfill.

Carbon

We make an effort to save carbon at Warrior Doors and last month we saved 2K kg. That is equal to planting 6.52 trees, taking 0.71 cars off the road or powering 1.15 houses. Reducing carbon use is something that everyone can do at home so here are a few steps that you could take to save carbon emissions.

Food

  • Consume local and seasonal products (forget strawberries in winter) 
  • Limit meat consumption, especially beef 
  • Select fish from sustainable fishing 
  • Bring reusable shopping bags and avoid products with excessive plastic packaging 
  • Make sure to buy only what you need, to avoid waste

Clothing

  • Take good care of your clothes
  • Try swapping, borrowing, renting or buying second-hand
  • Buy responsibly-made clothes, e.g. made from recycled material or with an eco-label

Transport

  • Cycle or use public transport
  • Be smart about when and how you drive 
  • Try the train for your next holiday

Energy and waste

  • Turn down the heating by 1°, it will already make a difference
  • Take short showers 
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or clean the dishes
  • Unplug your electronic equipment and don’t leave your phone on charge when the battery is already full
  • Don’t store unnecessary data in the cloud (learn more about your digital footprint!)
  • Select energy efficient products with an “A” label (EU Energy Label)
  • Limit and recycle your waste
tshirt with label that says 100% recycled materials

The materials we choose are a huge factor in our efforts to be eco-friendly. Not only because they are recyclable but also because of their durability. To learn more about the importance of materials in security visit our webinars page and sign up for Module 2 of Communal Doors: More Than Just Security.

Call our team today on 0121 706 8400. Alternatively, email us at [email protected]

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