We adhere to a disciplined environmental policy

Environmental policy and standards

Climate change and its potential affects us all. In recent years this has meant that government, corporate entities and individuals are more aware of the need to reduce their ‘carbon footprint’, the production of CO2, other ‘greenhouse’ gases and waste.

Our unique on-site repair and restoration services can help everyone reduce their impact and comply with political, industry, and social pressures regarding environmental issues.

 

To replace an item you need to manufacture it:

The manufacturing process not only involves energy usage from the production line, but also the ancillary heating, ventilation, emissions and waste production from the plant itself. Waste from the manufacturing process can be in the form of solid ‘burnable’ waste or in the case of chemical waste may require further energy expenditure in its safe separation and disposal.

Some items may have been manufactured outside the UK where production methods can be far less regulated and therefore more harmful to and wasteful of the environment.

 

To replace an item you need to transport it:

Harmful CO2 and other ‘greenhouse’ gases are produced by supply chain transportation:

• Transportation of raw materials to the manufacturer

• Transportation of finished items from the manufacturer to the distributor

• Transportation of finished items to the end purchaser

• Waste transportation of damaged items

This needless energy expenditure can be all but eliminated by using magicman®. Some components for manufactured items may themselves have been manufactured elsewhere and their raw materials transported to and from the plant which adds significantly to energy usage. Components manufactured outside the EU may have an increased detrimental effect on the environment due to the significantly lower standards of exhaust emissions in some countries.

 

To replace an item you create waste:

All waste has to be transported, whether for recycling or to landfill. Recycling still requires additional energy use and CO2 production. Most waste will still be sent to landfill. With the government’s increasing charges for landfill, this is an additional cost that could be reduced by using magicman®. THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008 - This Act set out a legally binding target of at least an 80% cut in ‘greenhouse’ gas emissions by 2050, to be achieved through action in the UK and abroad. Also a reduction in emissions of at least 34% by 2020. Both these targets are against a 1990 baseline. LANDFILL TAX - The government has introduced increases in the standard rate of landfill tax by £8 per tonne each year until 2013. The tax will reach £48 for each tonne of waste sent to landfill from 1 April 2010, rising to £72 in 2013. magicman® can reduce this cost.