Direct Decking goes Greenr

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Direct Decking goes Greenr

Choosing composite decking is already an ecologically sound decision; it’s made of 90% recycled materials and outlasts timber equivalents by decades, without the need for chemical stains or wood preservers.

We are very excited to have teamed up with Greenr to give you the option to further offset the carbon footprint of your purchase. When you make a purchase, simply tick the option to add £1.00 to your order, and Greenr will do the rest. What’s more, every time you donate a pound, Direct Decking will match it.

Greenr is a social enterprise that uses technology to connect you, the consumer, to carbon offsetting programmes in a transparent way. Their carbon experts have sourced some of the leading carbon removal projects in the world, all of which are of the highest carbon standard with certifications under the Gold Standard, Verified Carbon Standard, the Woodland Carbon Code and CCB Standard. 

By offsetting the emissions of your purchase, you are ensuring that your carbon footprint is offset via one of their re-forestation, bore hole or fuel efficient stove projects. 

Greenr's portfolio of projects specialise in having strong social and environmental benefits, having positive impacts on local employment, poverty rates and wildlife conservation. For more info visit projects.

Why should I offset?

Most scientists now agree that man-made climate change is raising temperatures across the world, affecting people’s lives, our environment and our future. 

The carbon dioxide that is emitted from our buildings, our transport, our electricity and industries that create the everyday products we consume are the primary cause of this change to global temperatures.

While there is a significant amount of work going on to try and reduce or avoid carbon emissions, for now the only answer to minimise your carbon footprint is to offset your emissions or avoid carbon intensive activity (like flying). By doing this you can ensure that whatever is emitted in connection with your actions is then being recaptured. The BBC have a clear guide to what it all means here.

Greenr connects you with tried and trusted, certified offsetting projects both locally and from around the world. By investing in these projects, we can restore our natural world and combat climate change together.