The automotive industry
has long been considered a major contributor
to the environmental problems we all face
Whilst that statement is
certainly true, much work has been done
in recent years by car manufacturers to
reduce or even eliminate the harmful effects
of manufacturing and vehicle emissions.
Also, great strides have
been made in the areas of fuel consumption
and the recyclability of cars and commercials,
with stiff targets and objectives being
set in order to deliver a motoring experience
that is much less impacting on the environment.
Platinum & The
Although product innovations with regard
to reducing environmental impact are the
preserve of the car manufacturers themselves,
the Platinum Group are also committed to
an ongoing process environmental responsibility,
centred around waste reduction, energy efficiency,
recycling of rubbish, and the responsible
disposal of waste materials.
Ltd, owner of the Platinum Group are corporate
members of the Wiltshire
and therefore contribute to the upkeep of
some of the county’s nature reserves.
During the design of the Platinum Motor Park in
Trowbridge (known at the time as the “Meridian
Project”), which houses Platinum Renault,
Platinum Nissan, Platinum Toyota and Platinum
Vauxhall, environmental and green issues were
given a very high priority and were an important
part of the original design brief.
These are some of the examples: -
- Low voltage lighting
- Radiant heat delivery in all the workshops
- Automatic recycling car wash facility
- Landscaping to include low maintenance planting
- Environment friendly drainage and separation
system to ensure no pollution of effluent discharge.
- Underfloor exhaust extraction
- Dust extraction
- Computer controlled oil extraction and disposal
the company has developed a number of
energy saving signs that are used to
ensure that there’s a constant
awareness of our collective energy saving
Most recently, the Platinum Group have published a new special publication called “Needle in the Green”.
The main topic of this publication centres around greener vehicles, green automotive technology and related subjects.