Environment

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Environment 2017-10-18T06:23:06+00:00

Caring for the Environment

  • The use of polycarb sheeting on our workshop roofs allow for natural light to enter the building resulting in savings on our electricity bill.
  • The use of fluorescent light bulbs in all areas of our offices, warehouses and store rooms.
    Note: Fluorescent light bulbs use at least two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent bulbs to provide the same amount of light, and they last up to 10 times longer.
  • The management of strict policies which ensure the correct disposal of flourecent light bulbs.
    Note: Fluorescent bulbs contain about 5 mg of mercury which is a toxic heavy metal that can cause serious health problems if inhaled or ingested over a period of time or in large enough doses.
  • All used oil is recycled through Automotive Waste Management t/a the Used Oil Company who is a member of NORA-SA (National Oil Recycling Association of South Africa). This ensures the responsible and safe disposal of all used lubrication oil and associated effluent water.
  • Our mechanics, wash bay employees and trailer manufacturers use Bio degradable water based eco-friendly degreaser that allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-flammable way of cleaning.
  • The conservative use of paper and its recycling through Mpact ensures that Reinhardt Transport Group contributes to the preservation of natural resources.
  • Our vehicles all operate on a 3 year/ 600 000km buy back guarantee and are serviced and maintained by their respective OEM’s ensuring that they run at optimum efficiencies subsequently reducing there CO2 emissions.
  • Each vehicle is operated by a trained and licenced driver who is monitored 24/7 ensuring that no unnecessary dead kilometres or long idling times are incurred, resulting in less use of diesel as well as a reduction in the amount of CO2 emissions.
  • The purchase of 120 Spekboom trees for plantation at our Nigel and Rustenburg depot is one of our largest eco-friendly campaigns that will result in a reduction of CO2 emissions being let off from our depots.

Interesting Facts

  • Recycling one ton of newspaper saves about 1 ton of wood, while recycling 1 ton of printing or copier paper saves slightly more than 2 tons of wood.
  • Recycling paper contributes a 40% reduction in energy.
  • Some calculations show that recycling one ton of newspaper saves about 4,100 kWh of electricity. This is enough electricity to power a 3-bedroom house for an entire year.
  • Recycling 1 short ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 26 thousand litres of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 318 litres of oil and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
  • One litre of used engine oil can pollute over 1 million litres of fresh water.
  • The Spekboom Tree has enormous carbon-storing capabilities; its capacity to offset harmful carbon emissions is equivalent to that of moist, subtropical forest. 1 Spekboom tree has enough carbon storing capabilities to neutralise 3 trucks harmful emissions.