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.
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.