Environmental Policy

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, which is measured in units of carbon dioxide.
A Carbon Footprint is made up of the sum of two parts. The primary footprint is a measure of our direct emissions of Co2 from the burning of fossil fuels. The secondary footprints is a measure of the indirect Co2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use, i.e those associated with their manufacture and eventual breakdown.

Meadow View Stone recognises that our operations will have an impact on the local and global environment and development of procedures, systems and working practices that reduce the pollution and impact generated during the normal course of our business while ensuring our products remain of the highest quality.

Recognising and understanding this process means that we can reduce, offset, mitigate or eliminate our carbon use where possible and practical, allowing us to set clear objectives which we can monitor, manage and improve.
Meadow View Stone fully supports the principles of, and is committed to the sustainable use of global resources including the reduction of pollution and waste.

Our commitment means that we will:-

  • Ensure the raw materials are preferentially sourced from quarries conforming to acceptable environmental standards with particular regard to:
  • All extraction processors are achieved in conformance with the limits and controls stipulated under relevant national and local planning legislation.
  • Production is achieved using the most technically efficient or appropriate processing and transportation procedures.
  • Training programmes are in place to ensure that all personnel are aware of their responsibilities to the environment and understand and accept their individual and collective duty.
  • Use raw material efficiently minimising the waste of resources.
  • Consider the environmental impact of any new products and developments of current products.
  • Promote and improve energy efficiency throughout our operations including the use of public transport where possible, car sharing, journey planning, as well as looking at energy use within our offices and production facilities.
  • Minimise waste, promote the reduction of wastage, encourage re-use and recycle resources wherever practical.
  • Meadow View Stone constantly strive to research and introduce new recycled and green products within their product portfolio, whilst actively promoting and supplying recycled and green products and formulations within our existing product range. Meadow View Stone prides itself on being the first Garden Centre distributor to promote, and successfully establish, a range of Eco Aggregates, which are wholly made up of recycled aggregates or materials.
  • Our Richmoor range of composts contain "Newlife" growing media which is made from 100% recycled green materials and organic forestry matter. The creation of Newlife has helped to reuse over 100,000 tonnes per year of recyclable material which would have previously been lost to landfill.
  • All our products are supplied on recycled pallets, with our polythene bags being able to be recycled at the point of manufacture.

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