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How Cambridge Commodities is Helping the Environment

Fri 07 Jul 2017

How Cambridge Commodities is Helping the Environment

Our vision is to be a leading nutritional ingredient supplier across the globe; this includes recognising that our activities affect the environment. As an ISO14001 registered site, we are committed to minimising adverse impacts across the business and we are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Take a closer look at the ways in which Cambridge Commodities helps to reduce its environmental impact.

Electronic Car Charging Now Available at CCL HQ!

We have recently fitted two electric car charging points on our premises which are available for visitors to use free of charge.

Electric cars dramatically reduce CO2 emissions and save almost 90% of emissions compared to petrol and diesel cars.

Cardboard Baler

We have installed a cardboard baler in the goods out area of our warehouse to cut down on cardboard waste.
The baler works by compressing cardboard down into small layers which get tied together with a piece of string. This process continues until we have 200kg of cardboard baled. The cardboard bales are then sent to our waste provider where they are processed and recycled.

Since installing the baler we have reduced our cardboard waste by approximately two tonnes per month.

Our Site

In May 2015 we moved into new premises which were designed to be environmentally friendly by minimising the energy required to run the building. Key aspects include:

  • A 125kw solar panel system situated on the roof of the building. The solar panels will supply approximately half of the building’s annual energy consumption, saving an estimated 55,370kgs of CO2 emissions annually. This equates to a saving of around 23,753 litres of petrol.
  • Natural lighting in the warehouse combined with energy-saving LED sensor-activated lighting reduces energy usage. 

Across our site we recycle the following:

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Batteries
  • Ink cartridges
  • Cardboard

All suitable kitchen and product waste is sent for anaerobic digestion, taking us closer towards sending 0% waste to landfill.