Elliotts is on a mission to make the south a greener place

Published:  29 April, 2015

Elliotts is helping to make the south a greener place by reducing its carbon footprint.

The independent supplier of building products for the trade and public has saved 588 tonnes of carbon through its recycling efforts in the last year.

The carbon saving is equivalent to:

  • Driving from London to Edinburgh 5226 times
  • Boiling a kettle non-stop for more than 41 years
  • Lighting a single 40w light bulb for 3076 years
  • Watching TV constantly for 2051 years.

The carbon saving was achieved by the company’s environmental policy, which sees everything from metal and plastic to food and glass being recycled at its sites in Southampton, Bishops Waltham, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Romsey, Portsmouth, Tadley, Winchester and Totton.

Tom Elliott, managing director of Elliotts, said: “We care about the people, places and environments we work with, so it’s important for us to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. We’ve been in the south for 173 years and we want to do our bit to give the area a greener future.”

As well as its recycling programme, Elliotts has a number of initiatives to add to its green credentials. It is a strong advocate of sustainable building solutions and has its own sustainables centre where it provides builders with the latest information on environmentally-friendly systems, such as rainwater harvesting and solar panels.

It also supports environmental projects across the county and has built a boardwalk across Waltham Chase Meadows to preserve it and allow local schoolchildren to safely study the local flora and fauna.

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