Monthly Archives - November 2017

Offsetting our carbon footprint

Since Greenway Integrated Pest Management Ltd started trading in April we’ve been looking at ways to reduce our environmental impact. We have been monitoring our energy use and today we can proudly use the carbon footprint logo in our media.

The first carbon offset that we have completed covers our activities from the start of April until the end of September. We only had six months worth of emissions to offset but, in future years, we will post our annual emissions and information on how we have offset them at the start of each October.

To offset our first six months of emissions we have donated money to fund the planting of trees in the North-East of England, both to trap the equivalent amount of carbon we have emitted and to provide habitat for a wide variety of insects, birds and mammals. You can find our six month report and our offset certificate below.

Greenway Integrated Pest Management Ltd really does care about our world and we hope we can be of assistance to you in the future.

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News from the campaign for responsible rodenticide use

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has reported that there was no significant change in rodenticide levels in Barn Owl liver residues in 2016.

CRRU only came into effect mid 2016, so new restrictions and practices have not had much time to take effect but at least there has been no increase in Barn Owls that have been found to have residual Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGAR’s) in their tissues.

Still, 78% of Barn Owls tested had residues of one or more SGAR’s which is over three quarters of all birds tested.
There is a lot of room for improvement but hopefully as we go forwards CRRU will start to see reductions of cases of residual SGARS being found in prey bird species.

Greenway, for one, will be doing all it can to help.

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