This week we are celebrating Earth Day – a day to remind us why the protection of the planet and our environment should be at the forefront of our minds all year round.
Whilst we all want to keep an eye on the environment when making key choices for our home and business, ensuring we are taking the most sustainable route possible can often be difficult.
Shipping containers offer environmentally friendly solutions to many challenges faced, whether that be in construction, storage or more domestic projects. Here are some key ways that opting for a shipping container can be the sustainable choice you make this Earth Day.
Choose a Used Shipping Containers
Used shipping containers are often the perfect choice for Lion Containers’ customers, whilst also serving as the most environmentally friendly option. If aesthetics are not a priority, then a used shipping container provides a solution that is easier on the customer’s pocket, and saves the environment from the excess emissions of scrapping a container that has come to the end of its life at sea.
Customers who opt for a used shipping container can rest easy in the knowledge that they’ve made the most sustainable choice, without compromising on quality – all used containers from Lion are guaranteed wind and water tight, with the added option of a fitted lockbox if requested.
By choosing a used container, you are not only stopping it from going to scrap, but also reducing carbon emissions by negating the need to manufacture a new one. A used shipping container is helpful to you and helpful to the planet!
Sustainable Business Space
There is a rich variety of businesses you can run from a shipping container, the added bonus being that a converted shipping container is a far more sustainable option than traditional bricks and mortar.
Facilities such as Plug-and-Go technology are not only convenient in getting the business off the ground as soon as possible, but they also negate the need for long-term infrastructure which will entail greater carbon emissions to install.
By running your business out of a converted shipping container, you are giving these units a life post-shipping, instead of them going to scrap.
As the face of British agriculture changes at a rapid rate, diversification and long-term environmental policy have become key to the conversation regarding UK farming. At Lion Containers, we work with hundreds of farmers every year to provide solutions to their diversification needs, whether it be indoor food-growing facilities, temporary milking parlours or even safe chemical storage.
Check out this indoor food growing facility by Lion Containers, as featured on BBC’s Countryfile.
This Earth Day, consider how you can make sustainable, environmentally-friendly choices with your next shipping container purchase.