TAG: Trucks

The Footprint of Our Food

Food Footprint

Behind neatly packaged foods are hidden costs. Retail foods come at a high price compared to local operations. Not merely a hollowing of your pocket; but a cost to your health, as well as the public’s safety, time and resources. Many products begin on commercial farms, as plants that are treated with pesticides. Pesticides are used to keep produce attractive and pest free. Unfortunately, some pesticides are absorbed by plants and can’t be removed by simply washing fresh produce. This is a major health concern. Once in factories, many items are packed in airtight bags and placed in oversized containers…. read more

Green is the new red

Green Coke

Coca-Cola Enterprises is set to roll out a fleet of renewable biogas-powered delivery trucks in London depot as part of a drive to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs. The investment follows a successful 12-month trial with low carbon vehicle technology advisor, the Centre of Excellence (Cenex), to evaluate and compare the emissions, fuel consumption, economics, reliability and operability of a 26 tonne Iveco Stralis biomethane gas vehicle with that of a diesel Stralis vehicle. It concluded that the gas vehicle achieved emissions savings of about 50%, compared to the diesel vehicles. Cenex has predicted this saving could… read more