From our regular blog posts full of helpful information on water efficiency, sustainability, and cost reduction, and to our free water efficiency guide, we work hard to support our customers to make big and small changes that result in less water being used in their businesses.

At Castle Water, we too have made changes that help improve our impact on the environment. Our most recent improvement is set to have a great impact, as it concerns one of the core functions of our business: printing.

With support from our printing partner, Castle Water is carbon balancing to reduce our carbon emissions footprint.

What is Carbon balancing?

Carbon balancing happens when the carbon output of a business operation is calculated, independently verified, and then offset elsewhere. This offset usually takes the form of protecting threatened terrestrial habitats such as forests, the destruction of which would release stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide.

The World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced Programme

World Land Trust protects the world’s most biologically significant threatened habitats. The current Carbon Balanced programme is focused in the Khe Nuoc Trong province of Vietnam.

The protection of the forests in the province will sequester 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year for the next 30 years. Preservation of these areas also protects critically endangered species at threat of extinction.

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Castle Water is set to balance more than 18,000kg of carbon emissions in 2021

Castle Water's annual operational carbon footprint for printing will be calculated, independently verified, and then offset by international conservation charity, World Land Trust (WLT).

Through World Land Trust's carbon balancing programme, Castle Water's carbon footprint will be offset by protecting threatened forests and critically endangered habitats in the Khe Nuoc Trong province of Vietnam.

This protection prevents the destruction of the habitats, which would release more stored carbon. The square footage of the habitat protected will equate Castle Water's verified carbon emissions footprint to the stored carbon that would otherwise be released by its destruction.

Based on data from 2020, it's likely that Castle Water will balance over 18,000 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of taking 15 cars off the road for an entire year. The World Land Trust's carbon balancing programme will subsequently protect over 12,000 square meters of threatened terrestrial habitats in Vietnam.

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