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Landscaping suppliers make carbon commitment

Two of the UK’s leading suppliers in the hard landscaping sector, Marshalls and Bradstone, are working with the Carbon Trust in order to reduce not just their own carbon footprints, but that of the industry as a whole.

Landscaping suppliers make carbon commitment

This morning, both Marshalls and Bradstone announced the signing of an agreement with the Carbon Trust to carbon label their domestic products.

This means that the companies will use the standard developed by the trust to calculate embodied carbon emissions of its domestic product range, will work to reduce those emissions and explore ways in which to relay that information to the consumer.

Marshalls group marketing director Chris Harrop said of the announcement, “With the work we’ve been doing, we’re confident that carbon labelling is not only possible in the hard landscaping industry, it is imperative. Consumers have a right to know the impact of their buying decisions.”

Director of environmental and corporate social responsibility for Aggregate Industries, Dr Miles Watkins, added, “Working with the Carbon Trust as a pilot partner means we can continue the programme of education and enlightenment outside the confines of our business and actively engage our stockists and consumer in the whole debate around our carbon footprint.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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