For the first 12 days of November, governments from across the world will meet in Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. Also known as COP26, the purpose of the summit is to encourage countries to introduce measures that help achieve net zero global carbon emissions by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
However, it’s not just governments that are in search of innovative methods of cutting emissions. Take the band Coldplay for example, who are using the electricity generated by dancing fans to power their latest tour. With the help of J & J Carter, you can also play your part and operate your business in a more environmentally sustainable way. Discover how below.
Biogas digesters have been around for many years and continue to be a popular resource for reducing a business’ carbon footprint. When products such as silage, livestock manure, wastewater solids or food waste decompose in the absence of oxygen (anaerobic digestion), a blend of gases known as biogas is released.
Like burning fossil fuels, biogas can be used to generate electricity, but in a much cheaper and more environmentally friendly way. The renewable energy source is also helpful for fuelling other sustainable practices such as creating organic fertiliser. Furthermore, biogas digester systems prevent harmful pesticides from ending up in rivers and streams.
The answer to this question is simple – any business that produces a lot of waste organic matter! This is certainly true of the farming industry, and J & J Carter have installed our FARM250 biogas digester for many farms up and down the country. This uses a sustainable and flexible PVC membrane cover that is waterproof and capable of withstanding the bad weather UK farms often have to endure. Furthermore, with some clever science, CO2 can be separated from the biogas and used in carbonated drinks and meat processing businesses like abattoirs.
Unfortunately, global warming has already had a notable and lasting impact on the environment in the form of flooding. As the earth’s atmosphere heats up, its capacity for storing moisture increases, meaning there’s a greater chance of heavy rainfall. The UK has experienced this first-hand in recent years, with storms and flood warnings becoming a more and more frequent occurrence.
To protect your business and home from such weather conditions, it’s vital to have a flood barrier. Made from PVC and manufactured using computer controlled high-frequency welding techniques, our Eco-Dam provides the perfect solution. Not only is it quick to deploy and easy to store, but this water-filled flood barrier is both UKCA and CE marked, guaranteeing you a quality and reliable product. It is also often used to contain hazardous spills, control sediment and during the restoration of watercourses and shorelines.
If you’re interested in cutting your carbon emissions with a biogas digester or keeping your loved ones safe with a flood barrier, get in touch with J & J Carter today. Our team will take time to understand your individual requirements and oversee the design, installation and maintenance of your solution, from start to finish.