Our Green Directory
A show-case of green initiatives being undertaken by local
businesses and other organisations in the Crediton area.
If you'd like your organisation to be included just send me
(contact details at the bottom of this page) a bullet list of
the energy-saving and/or environmental improvements which
you are making together with your logo and we'll do the
Sell low-energy lightbulbs
Minimise travel for deliveries
Recycle cardboard and scrap metal
Employ mostly local staff who walk to work
Use paper bags for smaller items.
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and seek to
continually improve our energy efficiency.
We generate solar power from our roof
Energy efficient heating (air-source heat pumps)
Low energy light bulbs throughout
Only use recycled printer paper
Re-use and Recycle all pap ...
All of our electricity is generated by solar power.
All of our heating and hot water are generated by wood
The food for our Barbecue Cafe is sourced from small
The fuel for our Barbecue Cafe is our own charcoal.
The charcoal that we produce is from sustainable forestry
Low energy lighting in both Crediton and Sandford Churches
Improved control of gas heating in Crediton Church
Solar pv panels installed at Boniface Centre - 36,750kw
generated so far and 56.7 tons of CO2 avoided
Energy efficient hand dryers installed at Boniface Centre ...
Crediton Coffee Company is committed to sourcing its coffee
and milk from sustainable farms, packaging from recycled and
recyclable materials and maintaining a low carbon footprint
through use of low energy roasting equipment and low
Low energy LED, dimmable lighting through the ...
Ensuring recycling/re-use of all packing
Encouraging prudent use of photocopying as appropriate
Using biodegradable bags for customer purchases when
paper isn't sufficient if customers require any packaging at
Using crockery or biodegradable cups etc for any events
we run rather than plasti ...
Targets set in 2008 for achievement by 2015. We are on
track to achieve these and are in the process of setting
ourselves new targets for the next 5 - 10 year period.
To reduce energy consumption by 20% and increase energy
consumption from renewable sources by 10%
To reduce water consumption by ...
I heat my workshop using waste offcuts of the wood I
use when building my furniture.
Where possible I produce paperless quotations and billing.
I recycle and reuse as much timber as possible.
I only use reclaimed timbers or new timbers from
I keep my client base local to m ...
Source most ingredients from Devon producers
Most food waste goes to composting
Use seasonal herbs, vegetable and salad leaves from our
Garden whenever possible
Discuss with fish supplier to ensure only using fish that is
Water butts are using to collect rain water for use
on ve ...
As a certificated BS EN ISO 14001 business, both factory and
warehouse locations are committed to continual improvement.
Over recent years we have:
Moved our lighting towards LED with motion sensor control.
Moved to recycling all cardboard
Moved waste products to Bio-digestion for energy
Low energy LED lights in shop and energy efficient chiller
halving energy bill
Goods bought as locally as possible to cut down
on transportation costs and carbon emissions
New organic range of products-'clean grown'
As far as possible does not throw away class 2 food,
eg.carrots that are a bit ...
Energy and environmental improvements we have made
and are making:
120 KW Solar PV installed on our south facing roof.
Inverters being installed on all motors and pumps.
Waste heat being used to heat factory space during winter
Sub metering for consumption monitoring.
High frequency l ...
We source our electricity from Ecotricity who only use
electricity from 100% renewable resources.
We use low energy light bulbs where possible.
Our shop fridge and freezer are energy efficient to comply
with government guidelines.
We offer a refil service on many cleaning products; washing
up l ...
We check we are using the most energy efficient
We look for products natural and ethical consider the travel
miles of products. We check where they are made and working
Try and buy british made where possible
Poop bags that are eco friendly but dont breakdown
Always use papers from sustainable forestry.
Use 100% recycled paper stocks whenever possible
Use vegetable based inks on our presses.
Offer the carbon neutral scheme to offset carbon footprint
of paper production.
Recycle all paper and card waste
Recycle all aluminium waste
Recycle all wood ...
Seasonal menus written monthly this helps use produce readily
available and local
Use of fish and crop forecasts to tie in with menu writing
Recycle and sort all of our own waste. Utilise all food
trimmings in kitchen for less wastage. Any wastage is
composted. Coffee grinds used in the garden
Supporting British Clothing Manufacturers - 2 of our 4
suppliers are based in the Southwest
Some of our clothing is produced by two Fair Trade Certified
Cooperatives or is made from renewable natural sources (such
as soya, organic cotton and bamboo) & modal (an
eco-friendly, manmade material ...
In November 2012, Mid Devon Council, in partnership with energy
services company Anesco, entered into a ground breaking energy
services contract (ESCo) to save the council energy and carbon
The ESCo involved installing a range of new energy efficient and
renewable energy equipment in se ...
The carpet products we use are Eco - friendly and made
from natural ingredients, derived from
renewable/sustainable sources & fully Biodegradable
Exhibits anti-bacterial & anti-viral properties thanks to
the solutions unique natural-molecular cleaning action.
Non-toxic t ...
50% of electricity generated by own solar and wind
Electrical usage constantly monitored
Deliveries all in re-usable crates
LED lighting throughout building
Delivery routes planned for most efficient use of fuel
New fleet of efficient delivery vans
Deliveries using same firm to reduce lorry ...
Paperchain has Ethical & Social Values at the heart of
everything we do…
Collection bins recyclable and made from recycled cardboard or
FSC certified wood.
Purchase of Fair Trade products wherever possible
Email invoices wherever possible
Materials for recycling segregated at source [good ...
We generate over 50% of our ELECTRICITY ourselves through a 216
panel 50kw Photo Voltaic system which we have installed on our
roof. We source the remainder of our electricity from 100%
We use LED LIGHTING within our Kitchens that emulates natural
daylight conditions: bringing o ...
Changing the boilers to more efficient ones
50KW solar panels on the sports hall
Kitchen composters on both sites
In all the buildings we have refurbished we have focussed
heavily on thermal efficiency/energy reduction measures such
as low energy lighting, improved insulation when we have
We are in the process of replacing all lighting with low energy
Rather than send unsold items to landfill we offer them free
We lower our carbon footprint by combining deliveries
and collections efficiently
We only print receipts if required
We now send all unsold clothes to sma ...
The most significant thing we have done at Rookbeare is
tree planting to absorb CO2. 3 acres in 1994 and a further 14
acres in 2000. Attached to a small copse this makes 20 acres
of oak and ash, protected by a deer proof fence. Carbon Trust
calculations tell us that we are now absorbing more CO2 th ...
Ruth's Real Food has always been committed to having as low
an impact on the world and its natural resources as possible.
We continually look for ways of doing things better, including
reducing our carbon footprint and our energy efficiency.
We work from home so no commuting.
We have energy effi ...
Constructed from Timber from Sustainable Forestry
Constructed to maximise natural light, reducing the need for
Rainwater harvested & used to flush all toilets
All back offices, colleague canteen, changing areas &
colleague toilets have automatic lighting. If no m ...
We installed a 10KW Solar Panel system in August 2012
which has enabled us to self generate much of the electricity
We have a system in place for using rain water as much as
possible to water our plants
The gas heating in the shop is closely monitored
to prevent excessive use
Carrier ba ...
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