A new “Plan Zero City Landscaping Service” will offer sustainable functions to cities with net zero carbon ambitions.
Mitie, a strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has launched a new service to redesign cities in line with their climate goals. The service will be tested in London and rolled out in 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 only uses electric vehicles (EV) and battery operated devices. This is part of Mitie’s commitment to zero net carbon emissions through its own services by 2025.
The service has also replaced all chemicals and fertilizers with environmentally friendly techniques and created wildflower gardens or “green walls” to encourage pollination and improve biodiversity.
Mitie is also committed to using only sustainable waste management techniques to ensure that no waste is sent to landfill.
All general waste generated is processed into heat and electricity. Green waste is also sent to anaerobic digestion plants where it is converted into methane, liquid fertilizer, and compost for use in a number of industries including natural gas power and agriculture.
The service also only uses sustainable work practices, including adhering to flexible work schedules, to reduce traffic and air pollution in cities.
Tim Howell, Managing Director of Landscapes at Mitie, said, “Our new Plan Zero City landscaping service offers the most sustainable service, from selecting vehicles and tools to disposing of waste.
“We looked at every element of the service in detail, from banning black garbage bags to returning traditional and manual landscaping techniques.
“While there is still a long way to go in the fight against climate change, we are proud to lead the industry with this sustainability approach that helps create greener cities.”
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