Turf producer Inturf cuts carbon emissions

Turf grower Inturf said it has cut its carbon emissions by more than 10 per cent after signing up to the 10:10 climate change scheme in November 2009.

The business aimed to cut its use of energy by working more efficiently and so achieve a 10 per cent cut in its carbon emissions in the process.

Through reducing its use of electricity, heating oil and diesel Inturf has cut their emissions by 18 per cent in the first year.

Joint MD Alex Edwards said:

"We’ve taken a close look at how we use energy in every part of the business. Every stage of turf production from sowing to harvesting has been made more efficient. We’ve redesigned our delivery systems too so diesel use – a substantial part of our costs - has been greatly reduced.

"This is good news not just for the environment but also for our customers since it has meant that we have been able to hold prices much steadier than we might have done otherwise - without affecting turf quality."

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