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Environmental TIMELINE

our mantra is always
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We are farmers and know that the land will only give back if you nourish and take care of it. As Independent business owners, it would have been easy to make compromises on this Ethos – but we hold true to our beliefs. We consider ourselves to be custodians of our farm – in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and recognise that it will be handed down to future generations. 

We look forward to continuing our journey of sustainability and promise to uphold our ethos to always put the environment first – there is no Planet B!

Here are just a few of the Environmentally advantageous updates our family have employed and maintained since the company began in 1988.

2023 – Installation of an Air Recovery System on the rPet bottling line which recycles compressed air and delivers big energy savings
2023 – We harvested a 2nd successful crop of Miscanthus grass
2022 – Installation of a further 50KW of solar panels
2022 – We harvested our 1st crop of Miscanthus grass for our biomass boilers in 2022
2021 – Tree planting 
2021 – Installation of a 50KWs heat recovery system on our energy efficient air compressors
2020 – Planting Miscanthus Rhizomes (Elephant Grass) across around 25 acres of land
2019 – Installation of more LED low energy lighting. Supplying 100% recyclable paper drinking cups
2018 – We introduced 50% recycled plastic bottles
2017 – Further tree planting as part of our ongoing project
2016 – Installation of second phase of PV panels – with Biomass, this provides 46% of our energy on site
2015 – Low wattage light bulbs across entire site – helping reduce our mains usage to only 63%
2014 – Removal of all electric hot water heaters to make more use of our biomass boiler
2013 – The biomass boiler and the PV panels now enable us to generate 28% or our own electricity
2012 – New 40% recycled glass bottles are introduced & we start to promote our cycle to work scheme
2008Reducing packaging further by removing all cardboard trays
2007 – Switching to electronic communications, payments, invoices and statements = less paper!
2005 – 99% of all our waste packaging is now recycled