Mobility retailer goes green across 12 stores as it strives to reduce single-use plastic and CO2 emissions
With concerns about the environment growing ever pressing, the South East’s largest Motability accredited dealer Clearwell Mobility has decided to do its part to become more green by implementing a range of eco-friendly changes to the way it conducts business.
The green initiative has been rolled out across its network of 12 mobility shops and includes charging 5p for plastic bags, with all funds raised from the bags being donated to a charity that aims to help people get back into gardening despite a person’s disability.
According to the company, it used 22,000 plastic bags and hopes the initiative will raise £1,000 to national charity Gardening for Disabled Trust, whilst simultaneously encouraging customers to bring their own reusable bags and, in turn, reduce plastic pollution.
Felicity Seton, Chairman at the Gardening for Disabled Trust, said: “It’s great to hear that Clearwell Mobility is making changes to improve its impact on the world we live in. We are so grateful that all sales of plastic bags will be donated to the Trust, which will help our 500 clients get gardening again.”
In addition, the company will reduce the amount of single-use plastic in its marketing operations, changing the plastic bags its brochures are mailed out into a more environmentally-friendly material.
Sending out nearly 4,000 brochures each year, Clearwell Mobility is now adopting oxo-biodegradable bags which degrade quicker and do not release methane during the process.
Duncan Gillett, Managing Director of Clearwell Mobility, said: “We’re pleased to be making these small changes across our stores and I’m delighted that in doing this we’ll be able to support the Gardening for Disabled Trust – a charity that does fantastic work in local communities.”
Alongside its plastic reduction scheme, the mobility retailer has also made changes to its fleet of delivery vans, which it says will help to cut CO2 emissions for cleaner and safer air quality.
The new Euro 6 compliant delivery vans run with AdBlue, a solution that is used to treat exhaust gases and remove harmful nitrous oxides (NOx). With the fleet of delivery vans covering an estimated 192,000 miles each year, these changes will make a significant difference to Clearwell Mobility’s aim to reduce its carbon emissions.
“Over the next five years we hope to reduce our impact on the environment even further and will be rolling out more changes with the help of our store managers and head office,” finished Duncan.
Increasingly, environmental concerns are leading companies to adjust the way they do business, as well as leading to new innovations. Recently, a Canadian manufacturer announced the launch of a new, mass-produced mobility scooter using solar power technology.https://thiis.co.uk/mobility-retailer-goes-green-across-12-stores-as-it-strives-to-reduce-single-use-plastic-and-co2-emissions/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Clearwell-1.jpg?fit=1000%2C875&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Clearwell-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsAdBlue,Clearwell Mobility,Daymak,Duncan Gillett,environment,Gardening for Disabled Trust,Mobility retail,mobility retailer,mobility shop,single-use plastic,Solar-powerWith concerns about the environment growing ever pressing, the South East’s largest Motability accredited dealer Clearwell Mobility has decided to do its part to become more green by implementing a range of eco-friendly changes to the way it conducts business. The green initiative has been rolled out across its network...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine