What is Considered an Environmentally Friendly Warehouse?
An environmentally friendly warehouse is one that does its part to help the environment in any way they can. Industrial processes are generally regarded as being damaging to our planet. This is why more and more warehouses are taking the plunge and committing to be being greener. Whether this is through its industrial processes or in its canteen waste system, environmentally friendly warehouses are on the rise!
At Trucks Direct, we aim to be part of the solution to save our planet. The world is at a crossroads with global warming and we need to act now to preserve our beautiful earth. But how can your warehouse be a part of this movement? We have compiled a list of the ways in which you can create an environmentally friendly warehouse.
Switch to eco-friendly lighting options
Switching to eco-friendly lighting is one of the most effective ways to become a more environmentally friendly warehouse. But, not only does it benefit the environment, it also is to the advantage of the workplace.
Switching to LED lighting is an environmentally friendly choice for many reasons. LED lights use much less energy than traditional halogen bulbs whilst actually being brighter and producing more light, too. Although LEDs are more expensive initially, you will save up to 70% on your energy bill by making the change. Long term, they are much more cost effective than the halogen alternatives. LEDs also have reduced heat emissions and a faster reaction time than halogen bulbs.
Making the switch to energy efficient and brighter LED bulbs will help to create a more environmentally friendly warehouse. But will also benefit your budget!
Deforestation is increasing year on year, and adult trees are more at threat than ever.
Although many companies and businesses are already paperless, warehouses, especially, are behind in the game. Switching forms to online systems and changing invoices to virtual, can help to change the deforestation situation.
By going paperless, you are committing to switching everything to an online system. This may seem like a daunting and overwhelming task, but in reality, this can streamline operations very effectively. Additionally, this can help increase the security of your documents too, as they are more safely stored.
By doing this, you are helping to preserve adult trees, save water and conserve energy. All of which play a role in the often damaging production process of paper. In the 21st century, we are fortunate enough to have access to amazing technology, including a range of online systems designed specifically for workplace environments. Try these out, streamline workplace operations and save the planet!
As experts in forklift technology, we know all there is to know about electric forklifts. This includes their impact on the environment.
By switching to an electric forklift, you will be using a pollution-free machine that does not give off harmful emissions. Electric forklifts need only to be charged, and they will get the job done just as well as a standard gas powered forklift model. They essentially save the planet in the same way electric cars do, by reducing the amount of emissions polluting our air.
Not only are these machines much better for planet earth, they are also better for your warehouse costs. Standard fuel costs to run a forklift can be up to £30 a day, but charging costs for an electric forklift are typically under £10 per day.
Making the switch is simple, browse our range of electric forklifts today to go greener!
Ensuring proper insulation
Another simple way to get more for your money and save the planet is to ensure that you have proper insulation in your warehouse. Much like your home, proper insulation helps to keep the heat inside the building, not allowing it to escape. Fibreglass insulation is the most popular choice for most warehouses. It can help to reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 50% and is a very energy efficient way to make your warehouse more environmentally friendly.
Create an environmentally friendly warehouse today!
You can make your warehouse more environmentally friendly today with Trucks Direct. We are a leading supplier of electrical machines such as forklifts, pallet trucks and many more. So, browse our products today or get in touch with the team for more information regarding our goods and services.