Waste and the Enviroment
GARDENECO is committed to protecting the environment. We endeavour to ensure that all the timber used in the manufacturing of our buildings comes from sustainable sources. Our timber, as well as being a natural material takes no energy other that what nature has provided to produce? The timber used for our garden sheds is in strict adherence to our commitment in protecting the environment. Over a 50 year lifetime the average tree can produce over a 50-year lifetime, a tree can generates over £15625 worth of oxygen, provides £31,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles £18750 worth of water, and controls £15,625 worth of soil erosion.
We ask that all factories confirm that in the log manufacturing process, energy is produced by waste wood from the production process. , so no ecologically controversial energy, such as fossil fuels are required. Wood is very healthy and hygienic building material. In contrast to other building materials, wood breathes allowing air to diffuse in both directions. This generates a constant renewal of air molecules inside the building.
Wood can is a great holder of energy it can be comfortable and create a pleasant living environment. The log wall regulates humidity by absorbing moisture and then discharging it when the outside conditions change.
This means that there is no build up of static electricity. So no duct is whirled around the rooms. Which is beneficial to all, especially to those who suffer from allergies?
We all have a responsibility to our Environment.....How are we affecting it
- The UK produces more than 434 million tonnes of waste every year. This rate of rubbish generation would fill the Albert Hall in London in less than 2 hours.
- About one fifth of the contents of household dustbins consist of paper and card, of which half is newspapers and magazines. This is equivalent to over 4kg of waste paper per household in the UK each week.
- Every year UK households throw away the equivalent of 3 million double-decker buses (almost 30 million tonnes), a queue of which would stretch from London to Sydney (Australia) and back.
- On average, each person in the UK throws away seven times their body weight (about 500kg) in rubbish every year.
- Every year, an estimated 17 billion plastic bags are given away by supermarkets. This is equivalent to over 290 bags for every person in the UK. To put this into perspective 17 billion seconds ago it was the year 1449.
- We produce and use 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago!
- On average, every family in the UK consumes around 330 glass bottles and jars a year. (British Glass)
- It is not known how long glass takes to break down but it is so long that glass made in the Middle East over 3000 years ago can still be found today.
- Recycling two bottles saves enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea.
- 1 litre of oil can pollute 1 million litres of fresh drinking water (Scottish Oil Care Campaign).
- Waste oil from nearly 3 million car oil changes in Britain is not collected. If collected properly, this could meet the annual energy needs of 1.5 million people. (Scottish Oil Care Campaign)
- In 2001 UK households produced the equivalent weight of 245 jumbo jets per week in packaging waste.
- Every year each person produces 4 times as much packaging waste as their luggage allowance on a jumbo jet.
- Babies' nappies make up about 2 % of the average household rubbish. This is equivalent to the weight of nearly 70,000 double Decker buses every year. If lined up front to end, the buses would stretch from London to Edinburgh.
Make sure you do your bit to help preserve our Earth for future generations.
GardenEco recommends where possible please reuse, recycle and/or dispose of our products responsibly.