Sustainable Change at Eynesbury Plant Hire
In September, the UN vowed to clamp down on pollution and embrace sustainable change, eliminating plastic waste in oceans and clamping down on CO2 emissions. Reports from the UN found that global pollution across the earth was significantly impacting the lives of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles, therefore a drastic change in our activities is required to prevent a potential sixth mass extinction event.
Recently the government announced that the phasing out of diesel and petrol cars will be accelerated by some ten years in a response to the EU and global efforts to combat climate change. Our destruction across the planet is accelerating faster than ever before and unless we all take immediate action the consequences will be severe and likely irreversible.
Plant machinery hire is a serious contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and change in this industry is paramount. Electrical engines for smaller categories are starting to become available but in the large categories, they continue to be underpowered and incredibly expensive. Our view is that this technology is not going to evolve quickly and its implementation will take years. However, there is a lot that we can still do to make a difference and reduce our CO2 footprint.
Simply waiting for the technology to catch up is not an option when the environment is in a state of crises. At Eynesbury Plant Hire we are looking to address this by looking at our practices and improving them. Currently, we are encouraging all of our staff and equipment users to minimise the amount of time they are operating the engines so we can reduce carbon emissions.
As we move further into the year Eynesbury Plant Hire will be looking to set targets and reduce our CO2 footprint further, aiming to make a positive change for future generations. If you want to hear more about our plan to make our company more sustainable, please get in touch with us today!