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Allstar’s carbon capture scheme reaches major milestone

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Allstar Business Solutions’ Ecopoint scheme, which was launched by the leading fuel card provider earlier this year to help its customers improve their green credentials, has already reached a major milestone after supporting the creation of over 1000 acres of new UK woodland.

The fuel card expert teamed up with Forest Carbon, the UK’s leading developer of new carbon woodland projects, to launch the woodland creation for carbon capture initiative just over six months ago. More than 20 000 Allstar customers are part of the scheme, with more and more businesses pledging their support every month.

The Allstar customer base that uses Ecopoint is extremely diverse, from local councils looking to act more sustainably, to engineering businesses running large vehicle fleets. A number of national housebuilders, a host of manufacturers and more regionally based businesses like insurance brokers have also signed up to invest in the scheme that benefits the environment.

To join Allstar’s Ecopoint scheme, customers pay a contribution per card per month for 100% carbon capture. This, in turn, provides the means to plant woodlands that are quality assured by the UK Government’s Woodland Carbon Code, which certifies projects to ISO standards.

The certification and planting status of each woodland is publicly verified via the Markit Environmental Registry, allowing customers to keep track of their progress. Customers that join can request to receive an annual e-Certificate which shows how many trees have been planted on their behalf, along with the anticipated carbon capture.

Plans are also in motion to start creating forests outside of the UK. From 1 January 2016, subscribers to the scheme will be contributing to woodland - 50% in the UK and 50% overseas.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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