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Clearabee commits to carbon neutrality by creating a new Scottish forest

Clearabee commits to carbon neutrality by creating a new Scottish forest

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Posted 31.03.2019

By Clearabee

  • Clearabee, the Fast-growing waste management company plants 6,544 trees in Scotland
  • The “Forest of Clearabee” will capture 1,886 tonnes of carbon over the next 60 years
  • Clearabee will invest in further woodland projects to offset future emissions

Clearabee, the on-demand waste removal business, today announced that it is becoming carbon neutral by supporting the creation of four hectares of new woodland in Scotland. Clearabee’s forest, located near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, will offset all of the known emissions from the company’s fleet, office and depot operations for the next 18 months, after which a new woodland project will be developed.

Clearabee, which provides rubbish removal, skip hire and skip bag services to thousands of domestic and commercial waste customers across the UK each month, has planted 6,500 tress which include native broadleaf trees on the banks of Kidston Burn, a tributary of the River Tweed.

Clearabee forest

Planted primarily with oak, birch and alder trees, the new woodland will capture at least 1,886 tonnes of carbon over the next 60 years. It also provides a new riverside habitat for wildlife and has reduced the risk of flooding in Peebles and other downstream areas.

Daniel Long, founder and managing director at Clearabee, comments:“Clearabee aims to achieve the highest environmental standards in the waste management industry and this new ‘Forest of Clearabee’ takes us a big further step in that direction. As our operations expand we will invest in more initiatives of this kind to ensure that we remain carbon neutral and improve our green performance further.”

Whilst Clearabee operates a carbon neutral business model thanks to the 6,500 trees planted in the UK over the last year, the company also actively engaged in carbon minimisation.

Clearabee operates from over 100 unique locations reducing miles per job considerably and has recently rolled out new ultra light weight chassis vehicles, providing substantial additional payload but also reducing the net weight of the vehicle compared to standard vehicles.

In the office Clearabee sources power from only renewable sources and has installed day light balance lights which dim when there is enough ambient light.

Clearabee forest overlooking hills

Clearabee employees almost 300 staff with over 100 vehicles all across the UK. Clearabee's head office is in Birmingham but has rubbish collection teams all over the country, including London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Southampton.