At Gold Bear Removals, Brighton, we care about our carbon footprint. So unlike other Brighton removal firms for every move we do over £200, we try and offset ours by planting a tree in our customer’s name.
Trees naturally absorb and remove harmful CO2 emissions from the atmosphere, which helps to cleanse and purify the air. They are nature’s most effective tool in helping to cool down our planet. And they also provide a sustainable habitat for animals. Like bears.
Our current planting site is the beautiful Ringshall Grange in Suffolk, on listed land that is protected by the Woodland Trust. We regularly visit the site to plant trees and enjoy the plot. Ringshall’s aim is to have 1000 trees planted this year. Our care for the environment has established us firmly as one of the leading Brighton removal firms in east sussex
As well as offsetting our carbon footprint by planting a tree for each move, we try not to be directly responsible for the destruction of trees to make moving boxes either. Which is why most of our boxes are recycled – or pre-loved, if you will. We run a recycling scheme with shops in and around the city. We collect their boxes from their deliveries and use them for our moves. Normally these boxes would be collected by a company and taken to a waste centre and thrown away or pulps and turned into boxes again. This process is long winded and causes more damage to the environment. Our boxes are sturdy, don’t cost the earth and are friendly on the environment. Not all Brighton removal firms offer pre-loved boxes. So if you are planning to pack yourself you will be sure that you are doing it ecologically as possible. If however, you fancy putting your feet up and letting us do it for you then check out our packing page.
So you can move house knowing that you’ve done your bit for the environment at the same time.
We use biodiesel wherever possible.
Unlike many Brighton removal firms, whenever it’s available we use biodiesel in our vans.
“Biodiesel is an alternative fuel similar to conventional or ‘fossil’ diesel. Biodiesel can be produced from straight vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow and waste cooking oil.”
“Biodiesel has many environmentally beneficial properties. The main benefit of biodiesel is that it can be described as ‘carbon neutral’. This means that the fuel produces no net output of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2). This effect occurs because when the oil crop grows it absorbs the same amount of CO2 as is released when the fuel is combusted. In fact this is not completely accurate as CO2 is released during the production of the fertilizer required to fertilize the fields in which the oil crops are grown. Fertilizer production is not the only source of pollution associated with the production of biodiesel, other sources include the esterification process, the solvent extraction of the oil, refining, drying and transporting. All these processes require an energy input either in the form of electricity or from a fuel, both of which will generally result in the release of green house gasses. To properly assess the impact of all these sources requires use of a technique called life cycle analysis. Biodiesel is rapidly biodegradable and completely non-toxic, meaning spillages represent far less of a risk than fossil diesel spillages. Biodiesel has a higher flash point than fossil diesel and so is safer in the event of a crash.”