According to National Geographic, global warming is the planet heating up due to humans releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives.
“Current levels of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide in our atmosphere are higher than at any point over the past 800,000 years, and their ability to trap heat is changing our climate in multiple ways.”
These greenhouse gases let in light (sunlight) but stop heat from escaping, like glass walls of a greenhouse, which is why they are called ‘greenhouse gases.’
Generally they come from fossil fuels and the gas most responsible for the most warming is carbon dioxide, or CO2. The effect of these gases on the planet is to cause glaciers to melt, sea levels to rise and the loss of forests that would otherwise store CO2 is adding to their impact.
Innovia Films is focused on improving our performance to build a more sustainable tomorrow. Also to ensure our processes are operating within the circular economy business model.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Innovia Films, Wigton, UK holds a Climate Change Agreement (CCA) with the Environment Agency. CCA’s are voluntary agreements made by UK industry and the Environment Agency to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In return, operators receive a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax added to electricity and fuel bills.
The Environment Agency administers the CCA scheme on behalf of the whole of the UK. As part of this we have been given a target of reducing our energy usage by 11.5% by 2020. To gauge our progress we submit reports on our actual energy use and carbon emissions against our agreed target over four, two-year target periods.