Premier Paper’s staff and customers got their green fingers dirty earlier this month when they facilitated the planting of 2,500 trees in the UK’s largest continuous new native woodland.As part of their Carbon Capture scheme, people gathered from all over the country in the cold and rain to exceed the expectations that were set out.
The hugely successful day, which took place on the 19th November, follows a similar venture that took place at the same location last year. The Woodland Trust-owned Heartwood Forest in Hertfordshire was host to all the action, which made up just part of the work set up by Premier.
The Carbon Capture scheme, backed by the Government’s Woodland Carbon Code, sees that the planting of additional trees aids the soaking up of unwanted carbon dioxide as well as recognising the value woodlands hold to wildlife and recreation.David Jones, Premier Paper Group Marketing Director, stated, “So far this year customers who have engaged in the programme have helped to plant over 55,000 trees, capturing 11,000 tones of CO2 – an incredible achievement!”
As Premier Paper have now secured this annual event firmly in their calendar we look forward to hearing more news on their growing campaign for customers to capture the CO2 emissions from their paper.