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Continuing Our Commitment to the Race to Net Zero

Next week, World leaders are set to discuss action to tackle climate change, at the UN climate summit in Egypt, named COP27.  It follows a year of climate-related disasters and broken temperature records, highlighting the importance of preparing for the future of our planet.

Following Paul Johnson’s legacy 12 months on, we are keen to continue to follow in his footsteps as we re-iterate our commitment to joining the Race to Net Zero.

Last year Paul held an Open Day in our Yard in Middlewich to launch Bradley Demolition and Rye Demolition’s united commitment to tackle climate change in the demolition industry, and it became an award-winning quest for them.  Both companies have dramatically reduced their carbon footprint and laid the foundations for further improvements in the future.

Here at Worsley Plant, we have signed up to the SME Climate Commitment to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by no later than 2050 – key to avoiding the worst effects of climate change.  As a company we join governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same mission.

“With the next UN Climate Change Conference taking place next week in Egypt, it seems the right time to re-focus on our industry’s commitment to tackling climate change.  Here at Worsley Plant, we have already made the SME Climate Commitment, and are continuing to work with our customers to ensure they can meet their emissions targets and ensure their equipment is fitted with the latest fuel-efficient technology.” says Adrian Nixon, Operations Director

At Worsley Plant many of our products can have a direct impact on helping customers save time, money and ultimately the environment.

For example, a Crushing Bucket means only one machine and one operator is carrying out the job.  Materials are being recycled directly on site – there’s no loading shovel, no tipper truck, no need to move the material, and transport costs have been eliminated.

Looking at more fuel-efficient attachments has also become important.  Often the cheaper version is not the best option.  Rotar recently stated that their Shears may not be the cheapest models on the market, but they will last a long time and new technology used means the Shear’s diesel consumption has been significantly decreased. A recent report showed that with a daily operating time of 10 hours on a Hitachi/Rotar combination will save about £2,300 in diesel costs a month – which is a 20% saving.  It’s crucial that machines operate at an optimal level, while also cutting fuel consumption.

Another consideration particularly in the demolition sector is the introduction of a fully automatic quick coupler to allow the operator to use one machine and change over to the right tool for the right job.  This means the tool is being used more efficiently and only one machine is needed rather than two or three.

Sean Heron, MD of Worsley Plant added: Thinking smarter is key.  Many of the suppliers we work with have a focus on saving time and money.  We have been promoting the importance of one machine, one attachment recycling on site and eliminating transport costs for many years through our MB and Remu product ranges.  Wherever we can we are working to help our customers make smart choices.”


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