Since the day we opened our environmental policy has been front and centre to our business, working to make ourselves one of the lowest waste bike shops around. What do we do differently?
Our work space was built using recycled or re-used equipment wherever possible, from our front desk made of old kitchen units to the IT equipment that is old office kit supplied by tier1online.
We work with many progressive and sustainable suppliers for our parts and repair consumables including bio degradable suspension oil from Whistler Performance Lubes, Green Oil, Pedros and many others.
Our waste is around 90% recycled, with only the dirtiest rags and old gloves going to landfill. In fact, we were instrumental in Changeworks Recycling rolling out tyre and inner tube recycling, now used by other shops throughout Edinburgh and for 2020 UK wide through Schwalbe. Only 10 years late guys!
Alongside environmental sustainability we also believe in economic sustainability, meaning we choose to put our money into the hands of smaller, rider owned or in the case of Orbea worker owned companies.
If you want to know more about what we do or have any suggestions about how we can improve get in touch, we would love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks for reading - James & Ryan