Since Enterprise Plants started out we have come to realise how important it is for us to take care of both the environments we work in and the wider global environments. Over this time we have continually introduced policies aimed at reducing our impact whilst improving the level of service to our customers. We are still involved with this as an on-going project looking at ways of reducing both our and our clients’ impact where possible.
A few of the actions we have taken over the years include;
All Christmas trees used by Enterprise Plants are grown within UK plantations.
All live trees are chipped and placed in our nursery windrows for future composting activites.
Peat Usage Reduction
We have tried to completely eliminate our use of peat and now supply all our new displays in Hydroculture which is completely peat free. However we also have several thousand displays on site that are in peat based compost and through natural replacement we will continue to reduce the need for planters containing peat. For our exterior landscaping side of the business the main planting medium used for new installations is a recycled mix of reclaimed peat, green waste compost and worm cast. In short we have cut down our peat useage by 75% and will continue to look at ways of increasing this.
Electricity – All our depots now use Green Electricity supplied by Green energy UK from 100% green sources.
We’ve recently imposed max Co2 emission levels for all our fleet and regularly monitor fuel usage. Obviously this is a major area of impact for us. We are continuing to monitor the development of alternative technologies for vans and have used LPG vehicles for a number of years. Electric vans may be a way forward. Our fuel usage is constantly monitored and routes scrutinised to reduce mileage. Our directors also use hybrid vehicles as well!
Composting all of our green waste either commercially or at our own site or commercially where it is used as a soil improver.
We supply you with our Planet range of planters, made entirely from recycled office materials such as vending cups, water bottles and CD cases mobile phone covers they are supplied with the added benefit of a donation to the World Land Trust for each unit ordered.
Using the least environmentally harmful chemical weed killers on exterior sites, and using natural predators and sticky pads on interior plants.