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Designing for the Planet: A Look at Maxwood's Carbon-Neutral Washrooms

In a world that is constantly striving for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, Maxwood Washrooms has taken a big step in the right direction. As the first and only commercial washroom manufacturer in the UK with a fully carbon-neutral range, we are working to redefine washroom design elements with a focus on environmental sustainability. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Maxwood's carbon-neutral washroom range and explore the journey of how it is achieved.

What does carbon-neutral mean?

Carbon-neutral refers to a process or action that produces net-zero carbon emissions, meaning it doesn't add any carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. A carbon-neutral washroom is one that is designed to have little to no impact on the environment, in terms of carbon emissions.

One way to achieve a carbon-neutral washroom is through carbon offsetting. Carbon offsetting is the process of compensating for carbon emissions by investing in projects that reduce or remove carbon from the atmosphere.

How did we create the UK's first carbon-neutral washroom range?

Maxwood’s Director Robin McMullan explained why the carbon-neutral washroom range was an important project, “At Maxwood Washrooms, we believe that it is our responsibility to take care of the planet we live in. That's why we wanted to create a washroom range that is not only functional and stylish but also sustainable and eco-friendly.”

To achieve this, we set out to offset every single gram of CO2 that is produced in the manufacturing process of our washroom range. Through certified carbon offset projects that work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we were able to offset a total of 1,311,000 kg of CO2, making our range fully carbon neutral.

To put this into perspective, the amount of CO2 we have offset is equivalent to 1,560 economy flights from London to New York, 2,527,953 car miles, or 1,408,602 washing machine cycles.

We achieved this through three Climate Partner certified carbon offset projects. The first project is wind energy in Nashik, India. This project replaces parts of the fossil energy by feeding renewable wind energy into the regional NEWNE power grid.

The second project is forest protection in Cujubim, Brazil. This project follows a holistic approach to make a lasting change in the behaviour towards sustainable practices, forest protection, and conservation.

Lastly, our third project is ocean protection, which takes place worldwide. Every tonne of CO2 offset enables the Plastic Bank initiative to stop 10 kg of plastic waste from entering the ocean.

We're incredibly proud of what we've accomplished so far and we're committed to continuing our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint even further.

Our Carbon Neutral Range

Maxwood Washrooms’ carbon-neutral products combine style, practical design, and environmental consciousness. The range consists of many products and styles including Movana, Mylo, Marante, Maxwall, IPS, Mystiq, and Prism Mirror. Here is a closer look at just some of the products in the carbon-neutral range.

Movana stands out as a truly innovative solution with its unique feature – it is the only full-height cubicle door that opens outwards in an emergency.

For those seeking minimalistic elegance, Maranté is the go-to choice. Adaptable and chic, Maranté delivers a sophisticated washroom styling experience.

Mystiq presents a flush-fronted full-height system with a clean and streamlined design. This range is designed for those who want the elegant in-line look but want to only pay the price of a standard cubicle system.

The Prism Mirror Box System redefines the concept of multifunctional design. It combines sleek styling with concealed storage, catering to the aesthetic and functional needs of modern commercial washrooms.

Across the carbon-neutral range, Maxwood Washrooms demonstrates its commitment to sustainability without compromising on style and function. Choosing our carbon-neutral range allows you to create a beautiful and functional washroom space while actively contributing to a greener future.

Want to design a washroom that is kind to the planet?

Designing with the planet in mind is not only good for the environment, but it can also benefit your business. By incorporating eco-friendly design elements, you can attract customers who care about sustainability and help position your business as responsible and trustworthy.

Ultimately, designing for the planet is about taking a long-term view of the impact of our choices and actions. As we move towards a more sustainable future, we can work together to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet for generations to come.

If you're interested in designing a carbon-neutral washroom, Maxwood Washrooms are here to help.

Contact us today to learn more about our carbon-neutral range and how we can help you design a washroom that is kind to the planet.

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