KIM TAKES THE GREEN LINE
I’M a great believer that if you want something doing then you need to take action.
Being big on the environment and working with businesses, I often hear people with great intentions, but six months later I find that not much has happened to green the business and the excuses come out.
However, the environment is becoming a priority to more and more people and there are some amazing achievements being made in and around Peterborough.
Here is a brief summary of businesses that are truly setting a standard. Anne Corder Recruitment Paperless office Plant a tree for every person they put into full time employment Blue Dolphin
30 per cent reduction on business miles in 2011
Run green marketing seminars Cambridgeshire Police Recycled 81 tonnes in 2011/12 Installed light sensors Coca-cola Enterprises Peterborough 50 per cent reduction in energy usage 17 staff litter picked industrial estate Environment Agency
Reduced office energy use across 13 sites by 42 per cent since 2006
Reduced office landfill waste across 13 sites by 78 per cent since 2006 Hercules Direct Marketing 30 per cent reduction on electricity use 40 per cent reduction on gas usae IKEA Distribution
Cost neutral on waste and zero waste to landfill site since May 1, 2011
Peterborough awareness: Adopt a school programme, business eco tours Inspired to Change
Reduced transport costs by more than 50 per cent in the last year
Paperless invoicing and data systems Mars Petcare Water use reduced by 35 per cent Zero waste to landfill PECT Consultancy Ltd
Saved 75,000 tonnes of carbon on business projects in 2011 to 2012
Zero waste to landfill in Zero Waste Week Peterborough Evening Telegraph
All newspapers are printed on Fsc-certified paper
80 per cent of lighting low energy motion sensors Peterborough City Council
Reduced gas at Peterboroughtown Hall by 40 per cent from 2010 & 2012
Launched real time energy display Peterborough Regional College Reduced water use by 17.5 per cent 60sq m of aolar PV installed PPS Print 100 per cent FSC Certified Chemical free plate making service Print on Demand
All products use FSC and PEFC certified paper
12.4 per cent saving in fuel usage Queensgate Shopping Centre
Reduced electricity use by 18 per cent, gas by 34 per cent in 2011
74 per cent recycling rate - first quarter 2012 Smiths Nissan & Renault Over 85 per cent of all waste recycled Installed more than six electric charging points accessible to the public Sundays Reduced mileage by 50 per cent. Landfill decreased by 76 per cent Viridor Recycled 2.4 million tonnes in 2011 Generated over 127 megawatts of electricity
With Kim Coley, Green Business Officer, Peterborough Environment City Trust