Automotive technicians work with an assortment of vehicles and materials that must be painted, repaired or straightened out – from painting them with bright hues, to straightening bent pieces. As part of this job, a lot of waste must be generated which must be properly disposed of.
Employing smart working practices, auto body shops can reduce smog-forming emissions and hazardous waste release. Our 20 tip checklist guide offers purposeful leaders an essential roadmap to creating an in-depth sustainability plan.
Governments are passing stricter regulations regarding volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in conventional spray paint, which pose health concerns to users ranging from eye, nose and throat irritation to long-term health concerns. They can also have negative environmental impacts including contributing to ozone depletion and smog formation.
Waterborne paints contain lower VOC concentrations and produce less toxic fumes during drying, making them safer to handle by collision repair professionals, thus decreasing potential health concerns.
Luxury Auto Body uses only high quality waterborne paints on vehicles damaged in an accident, requiring fewer coats for full coverage of damage areas and overall reducing product usage and environmental impact. We strive to use only top of the line waterborne paints available and strive to conserve resources by recycling used paint, cutting monthly energy consumption costs and more – contact us for more details on our eco-friendly paint processes!
Industrial scrap metal recycling is an effective way of reusing ferrous and non-ferrous metals typically discarded as waste, saving energy consumption and environmental costs associated with creating new materials.
Steel, for instance, is a long-lasting material that can be recycled numerous times without losing quality or functionality – this represents significant energy and resource savings when compared with mining iron ore for new steel production.
Aluminum is an incredibly recyclable metal, as well as one of the most impact-resistant components found in vehicles, because its surface absorbs more of the energy produced during an accident, and keeps drivers and passengers safer.
As technology evolves, automakers will increasingly incorporate recycled materials into their vehicles, helping reduce Scope 3 emissions while increasing supply chain resilience in response to climate change – this is why green shops are such an invaluable asset!
Sustainability-wise, green cleaning products are better for both people and planet alike. With lower toxicity levels and no hazardous materials found within them – making these cleaners better for our planet as a whole! Furthermore, their formulation ensures pet safety as well as human safety.
By employing green cleaning products in auto body and repair shops, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the atmosphere are reduced – improving both employee health and that of nearby communities.
Green cleaning products can be obtained from both local manufacturers or companies that have been certified as eco-friendly. Their labels will indicate whether the products contain low VOC levels or none at all, providing additional safety information about how much pollution they produce.
5 Star Paint and Body is committed to helping ensure the collision repair industry’s future growth and success. Over the past year, they have sponsored events and fundraisers held by the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), as well as providing in-kind product donations that assist school students with their future careers.
Renewable energy refers to natural sources that replenish themselves quickly after being used up, such as sunlight, wind, moving water or geothermal heat. Renewables have significantly less environmental impact than fossil fuels while not emitting greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the environment.
Consumers are becoming more inclined to purchase goods and services that are environmentally sustainable and beneficial for our planet, known as Triple Bottom Line products and services. This philosophy can be implemented into numerous industries including collision repair.
Leasing companies and insurers who use Eco Repair Score(r) can assess not only the cost, quality and service of repairs but also their indirect environmental impact – this enables them to provide incentives to repair shops that reduce their environmental footprint further. By adopting such strategies, this industry can continue its positive contribution in our global community while protecting our planet Earth.
By choosing Five Star Body and Paint you get the best repairs while saving up to $1000 on your deductible. Call today to schedule your free estimate.