Here at Agri.cycle we pride ourselves on implementing the best environmental practices.
During 2016, we have been monitoring the energy usage on our processing plant. Our processing plants were designed in house and by applying our engineering knowledge and experience the lines can be amended and improved according to market demands.
As such over the last 12 months, we have reduced the number of motors used on the conveyor belts. Further reducing our energy costs.
The reed bed, measuring 24m x 8m is able to treat waste water through the extensive root systems of the reeds which create channels for the waste water to pass through. The roots introduce oxygen into the soil and provide an environment where aerobic bacteria can thrive. Finally, the reeds themselves take up a certain amount of nutrients themselves – the waste water acting as a natural fertiliser for them.
The Agri.Cycle reed bed is now also a welcome home to a mother duck and her eggs. The plan is to eventually double the size of the reed bed in order to maximise the potential benefits to the company.
“Agri.Cycle is committed to developing cost effective and efficient ways of complying with current environmental legislation. The installation of the reed bed has been a simple, cost saving addition to our processing plant and supports our company‘s obligation to the environment.”
– Robert Moore, Managing Director
As a recycling company, we are keen to invest in renewable energy in order to save electricity and reduce our carbon footprint. In 2014, we installed half a roof full of 72kw solar panels to supply the processing plant with renewable energy.
These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.
The energy powers whatever we are using in the yard; any excess goes back to the grid.
Robert Moore said “I would recommend Caplor Energy’s solar panels to any business. They understood our needs and were very friendly and knowledgeable throughout. I am delighted with the results.”
Visit Caplor’s website for more information: www.caplor.co.uk