As we all know, there’s simply too much CO2 in the air causing global warming at life threatening levels now and something must be done about this – and fast.
Whilst our tree planting scheme is a longer term initiative, as it simply takes time for trees to grow and make a real difference, we also want to support projects that are happening right now to reduce carbon emissions – hence this carbon offset scheme as well as planting trees.
100 tonnes of carbon reduction per year just from scrap sales
We're a large scale manufacturer, we make millions of items every year and yes, of course, our production makes waste. A huge advantage of working with metals such as steel and aluminium though is that all that waste is both valuable and also very easily recycled - so we decided to put it to good use.
No metal goes to landfill, every offcut, every reject, every returned metal item is sorted, stored securely, weighed and then sold with 100% of that money going to fund carbon offsets, specifically those aimed at supporting renewable energy projects.
Renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar, and small hydro power schemes, provide reliable sources of energy to power people's lives, without the emissions caused by fossil fuels and are essential to carbon reduction as we move forward. The renewable energy projects chosen contribute to as many of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as possible, such as good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, and of course climate action.
|From selling the production waste we will offset:||From making just this quantity:||Of our British made:||Based on this example size:||That are made using:|
|1kg of C02||16||Name Badges||73 x 44mm||Aluminium|
|1kg of C02||45||Clutch Pins||25mm||Aluminium|
|1kg of C02||31||Coasters||89mm||Aluminium|
|1kg of C02||191||Button Badges||25mm||All Steel Components|
|1kg of C02||127||Button Badges||32mm||All Steel Components|
|1kg of C02||136||Button Badges||38mm||All Steel Components|
|1kg of C02||104||Button Badges||45mm||All Steel Components|
|1kg of C02||70||Button Badges||55mm||All Steel Components|
We can reach our goal and do so much more!
Those are just a few of the real world examples. We’re a large scale manufacturer, we make millions of button badges every year and hundreds of thousands of aluminium items, so our 100 tonnes of carbon reduction simply from scrap sales on current volumes is easily achievable but we want to do so much more to offset CO2 with your help. Also, any items returned to us (you pay the postage we’ll do the rest) will add to the amount we recycle, offsetting more and more carbon, never mind what we can reuse as well to do even more good.
In a nutshell - the more we make in sustainable materials like metals the more waste we create, the more of this valuable and recyclable waste we create the less plastic landfill someone else is making and the less CO2 is created from unnecessary airfreight. That waste is precious, we will sell that waste for tonnes of Gold Standard carbon offsets. Those products we make needn’t end up in landfill either, they can be recycled and together we can fulfil the circle.