A new ‘Plan Zero City Landscaping Service’ will deliver sustainable features to cities who have net-zero carbon ambitions.
Strategic outsourcing and energy services company, Mitie has launched a new service to help re-design cities in line with their climate targets, the service is being trialled in London and will be rolled out to other major cities across the UK later this year.
The aim of the service is to reduce emissions in highly polluted areas such as cities and urban environments.
The service uses only electric vehicles (EV) and battery-powered equipment, this is part of Mitie’s commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2025 within its own services.
The service has also replaced all chemicals and fertilisers with environmental-friendly techniques and they will implement wildflower gardens or ‘green walls’ to encourage pollination and enhance biodiversity.
Mitie has also committed to only using sustainable waste management techniques to ensure that zero waste is sent to landfill.
Any general waste that is produced will be processed into heat and power. Green waste will also be sent to anaerobic digestion plants, where it will be turned into methane, liquid fertiliser and compost to be used in a number of industries, including natural gas power and farming.
The service also uses only sustainable working practices, including maintaining flexible work schedules to help reduce traffic and air pollution in the cities.
Tim Howell, managing director of Landscapes at Mitie said: ‘Our new Plan Zero City Landscaping service offers the most sustainable service possible, from the choice of vehicles and tools, all the way through to how waste is disposed of.
‘We’ve looked at every element of the service in detail from banning black bin bags to bringing back traditional and more manual landscaping techniques.
‘While there’s still a way to go in the fight against climate change, we’re proud to be leading the industry with this sustainability-first approach to help create greener cities.’
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