How to make your journeys more environmentally friendly.
At ReGen, we are very fortunate to be based near the picturesque Mourne region. This backdrop adds to the motivation to follow eco-friendly processes that don't damage the environment in the way landfill sites have previously. We take steps to ensure that our work does not affect our surroundings; through smart working hours, using high-tech machinery and continuously investing in research to streamline our processes.
As well as the work we do onsite; we also take care not to affect the environment in transit. The ReGen Waste fleet is an entirely low emissions fleet that can deliver consistent waste collection or help with overflow during busy times. Thankfully more and more companies are adopting greener forms of transport, and tech advances have made shipping greener. But how can you reduce your transit carbon footprint? We have some practical ideas that could be good for your wallet and the planet.
Despite public transport being the most obvious way to reduce transport emissions, it remains underused in some areas. In Northern Ireland, it was recently reported only 5% of us chose to travel on public transport. If however more people were using public transportation, the reduction in pollution would be massive; each full bus could remove up to 50 cars from the road.
For longer journeys trains are a great alternative to cars, producing 6 to 8 times less pollution than cars. Given that some city centres are banning or limiting the use of vehicles, trains can get you to the heart of a city without the stress of traffic, parking costs and city levies.
Car sharing and pooling
Rush hour traffic is one of the great pains of commuting, yet we continue to endure the frustration twice a day for most of our week. Traffic can cause stress, costs money to sit in and is terrible for the environment, so why tolerate it?
Reduce your carbon output and help take one more car off the road by sharing the drive to work. You may need to add a few steps to your journey, but the reduced cost and shared drive can alleviate pressure and spend. Using sites like Liftshare, it is easy to find people who may share your journey and fuel costs. Try it today and help reduce congestion, car sharing is especially helpful for people not served by local public transport options.
Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
If you are contemplating buying a new vehicle in 2019, an electronically powered vehicle is a must. As the tide turns against fossil fuel powered cars, the cost of running petrol or diesel vehicles is only going to increase. Emissions taxes and relief for greener vehicles is becoming a more serious consideration when pricing a new car. From April 2019, London will have a new ultra low-emissions zone, whereby certain cars will have to pay a £100 daily charge to enter.
The upshot of more electric vehicles is that they are becoming more affordable, you no longer need to join the waiting list for Tesla to get one. When you choose a modern hybrid, you are emitting 31% less carbon from your vehicle than in fuel only vehicles. Make a wiser car choice in 2019.
Improving How You Manage Waste
At ReGen Waste, we strive to make areas of our business greener. Transport is just a part of our green approach to waste management. To learn more about how our green fleet could help your businesses needs, contact us here. We already assist various councils and private businesses aiming to achieve goals in their waste glass, plastic and paper management.