Dengie Horse Feeds has switched to using Green Energy as part of its commitment to sustainability and being more eco-friendly.

Green Energy is 100% renewable electricity that has zero carbon dioxide emissions and the feed company made the change on Friday, 1 October.

“The switch to Green Energy is part of Dengie’s continued commitment to sustainability, including their recent accreditation with the prestigious Investors in the Environment scheme,” a statement said.

“This formalises and builds on initiatives that Dengie have instigated as part of their Royal Warrant holder status.”

Other changes made to support sustainability include introducing hybrid and fully electric cars into the company’s small fleet of company cars, installing solar panels on new office buildings, and introducing the maximum amount of recycled plastic into their packaging.

Dengie currently uses about 60 tonnes of recycled plastic material in its feed bags per year, which equates to approximately 150,000 four-pint milk bottles.

“Since the solar panels were installed in 2019, the excess energy generated has put enough energy back into the grid to supply the average household with electricity for four years,” added the statement.

“At the heart of Dengie is the strong ethos in producing sustainable feeds, growing as many of their own ingredients as possible,” continued the statement.

“Their alfalfa is grown within 20 miles of where it is made into the finished feed and so has one of the lowest ‘feed miles’ of any horse feed ingredient and provides the best traceability possible.

“This means that every bag of Dengie feed can be traced back to the field it was grown in.”

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