Why is Carbon Negativity important?

Two words: climate change!

By reducing the amount of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere we can significantly reduce global warming.

The UK has made a commitment under the Paris accord to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 in line with what is needed, on a global scale, to prevent the most severe forms of climate change. We all need to do our bit to reduce the impact our we have on the environment.

What are we doing?

Ethos miscanthus bedding is a carbon negative product, as it removes more CO2 from the atmosphere than is produced in the planting and harvesting of it.

Importantly, we have made sure that the packaging we source is 100% recyclable AND made from recycled plastic where it can be, so it has been used before and can be used again.

Our business uses renewable energy – We burn sustainable fuel in our biomass boilers and have invested in 500Kva of solar panels.

We are rolling out new initiatives all of the time, so keep checking back for our latest carbon fighting programme!

What can you do to help?

Switch to buying our Miscanthus bedding first of all!! 

However, there are many other things you can do. There is so much great advice on the internet about how you can reduce your carbon footprint. We have summarised some good, achievable points below:

Turn electrical goods off standby. Including unplugging chargers that are no longer in use.

Walk, cycle or use public transport.

Look at ways to reduce your energy usage overall. The energy sector is a large contributor to carbon emissions so if we can all reduce our energy consumption, this will have a huge impact on the levels of CO2 emissions. Think about switching suppliers to one who offers a green tariff.

Wash at 30°C rather than 40°C+ and say NO to the tumbledryer - it makes a small but important difference.

Don’t buy fast fashion. Cheap mass produced clothing has a HUGE impact on the environment due to its production methods and clothing miles. Not to mention the employment conditions associated with foreign workers that we see in the media from time to time. Buy good, British clothing when you can. 

Eat locally grown, produced products that are in season to reduce the food miles you are responsible for.

Plant a garden – Green spaces in our towns and cities as well as a variety of plant life in the country side is essential for natural carbon capture, they make us feel good too!!

Say no to single use plastic. We all need and use some plastic products. Hopefully in time replacements for plastic will be found that are less damaging to our environment. In the meantime, make sure that all the plastic that you use that can be recycled ARE recycled, and use recycled plastic or existing alternatives whenever you can.