Armishaws have decided to act in regard to the environmental issues affecting our planet.
We want to make sure the things we do and the service that we provide cause minimal damage to the world around us.
We currently estimate that we produce close to 400 tons of carbon per year, mainly from our vehicles, some of which generates almost 1 kilogram of carbon deposit for every kilometre travelled.
Armishaws have made a commitment to:
To replace older vehicles with new, more carbon efficient trucks. In 2019 we replaced 8 vehicles with new and plan the same for 2020/2021.
All new drivers will undergo Eco Driver Training with an aim to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by 20%.
All materials to be sourced from FSC approved manufacturers and to be recyclable.
All material collected for recycling is shredded in our on-site facility, baled and used for environmental livestock bedding.
We aniticipate these measures alone will offset our carbon usage by 27%.
In addition, Armishaws have contracted to have 400 deciduous trees planted each year for the next 5 years local to our Wincanton Head Office to further aid in reducing our carbon usage.
This, as well as capturing carbon will also provide a natural habitat for many species of flora, fauna and wildlife.
With our trucks being the biggest factor in our carbon emissions, we have invested in updating our fleet with eight new, more environmentally friendly vehicles added in 2019 with the same planned for 2020, the first of which arrive in March.
The first additions in 2019 included two Scania G320 demounts to join the increasing fleet of drawbar demountable’s. These vehicles are designed to carry our 1900 cubic feet bodies used in our long distance moving throughout the UK and Europe. These larger trucks make it easier on both us and the environment as more space means less time is spent on the road.
With having over fifty demountable bodies on the fleet Armishaws have the advantage of being able to load and hold customers goods giving them flexibility to delay delivery when and if required. Our large fleet of removal vans means we are able to provide a removal van to suit every requirements from a one bed flat to large country house, serviced with full time, experienced removal crews.
For our smaller removals, and removals with difficult access. We run a fleet of low loader vans, which provide not only flexibility but are more efficient providing much lower emissions.
Armishaws Removals have just received a further delivery of four New Peugeot low loader vans taking the small move fleet to a total of twelve. The new vehicles are powered by Peugeots Euro 6 dual fuel HDI Blue engine. This engine only creates 154 grams of CO2 for each mile driven.
All of our paper and cardboard boxes are sourced from FSC accredited manufacturers all of which is recyclable. We have even sourced high density bubble wrap which is non-toxic, chemically inert and fully recyclable. Our mattress bags are also biodegradable.
The only thing that isn’t environmentally friendly at this time is the tape which is used to seal the cartons. Be sure to watch this space though and we are still researching this directly with partners in India and China and are committed to bringing you an update soon.
What is a FSC accreditation?
FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards. Products made with wood and paper from FSC forests are marked with their ‘tick tree’ logo. When you see this logo, you can be confident that buying it won’t mean harming the world’s forests.
Starting in Spring 2020, we have committed to planting 400 trees a year for the next 5 years.
One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen.
These amongst others will include oak and disease resistant elm trees.
Not only will planting the trees assist in capturing the carbon our place in the removals industry creates, we need trees to protect and nourish our wildlife which are at the risk of extinction at the fastest rate on record. The trees we plant will help many species of flora and fauna establish and provide a natural habitat for the wildlife too.