Sustainability

Sustainability

With climate change becoming a ubiquitous topic and pollution on the rise, it is our duty as humanity to think about environmental sustainability.

You may be wondering whether it is sustainable to use self-storage, or whether it increases our ecological footprint?

In this page you will find out everything about it.

At Storo, we take the environment into account.

Why? Because we want future generations to be able to enjoy our beautiful piece of earth and we should cherish that!

We do not do this alone, as a customer you also directly contribute to an improved environment.

You can read below why this is the case.

How do you, as a customer, contribute to an improved environment?

Private person

If you rent a storage space from Storo as a private customer, you take a sustainable environment into account, perhaps unconsciously. Whether it is for your move, renovation, lack of space..., discover what added value can mean to you.

Consumer trends with a negative impact on the environment

About 40% of the customers who rent a storage space do so for the storage of furniture and clothes. Other items that are often stored are sports equipment and seasonal items such as skis, camping equipment, Christmas tree :-)...

The production of all these things requires an enormous effort from our planet. For example, the textile industry is one of the most polluting, due to the influence of the so-called 'fashion rage'. Clothes are often bought that are relatively (and with good reason) cheap and these are thrown away after 1 season, this is not sustainable in the long term.

Why? 20% of the world's water pollution comes from the textile sector and 5% of the global waste is taken up by discarded clothes. 10% of total global greenhouse gas emissions come from the fashion industry.

As far as furniture goes, this isn't much better. Furniture is usually made of wood and this furniture is often made with highly polluting chemicals such as glues and polymers.

Both sectors are taking things up a notch, but the best thing you can do as a Storo customer is to keep this stuff you own for as long as possible.
You can do great things with clothes that you would otherwise throw away, and every once in a while everything comes back into fashion, otherwise you'd have to buy these clothes again.

For furniture exactly the same, at the moment they may not fit into your interior or get in the way, but this is often not forever.

Keep it or buy it again, which is more sustainable?
As the American Keyes once said, "To worry about what you don't have is to waste what you have." So cherish what you have and it is not always necessary to hunt for new stuff. Storing your precious items in a safe and heated environment will extend their life and reduce the need to buy. Positive for your budget, but also for the environment.

Storing your belongings for future use is financially and environmentally sustainable.

Self-storage for smaller living.

Transport is the main cause of co2 emissions in cities. The use of bicycles and public transport is increasing year after year, resulting in fewer emissions. However, it is unfortunate that people often do not have the space in an apartment to store their bicycles or other sustainable alternatives. That is why people often stop using non-polluting transport.

There is also often no room in an apartment for hobby materials and seasonal items. We are going to live even smaller and smaller, which would only increase this problem.

In Washington, America, about 20% of the residents with an apartment already use self-storage for this problem, these units are visited several times a week because it serves as extra storage.

Businesses

Decentralize Storage

As a company, small or large, it is important to obtain an optimal distribution of services and goods. This can be done by using multiple decentralized warehouses spread over a region. At Storo you can rent a storage space at several locations to achieve this. Good for your logistics process, portfolio and the environment.

Decentralized warehouses provide a higher degree of delivery flexibility, lower transport costs, shorter delivery times and make deliveries with smaller trucks or vans financially interesting. A large truck is no longer always necessary for these smaller warehouses.

Self-storage also does not limit its use to just storage. You can rent a storage space for your employees from a certain region, where they can go daily to start the day without being stuck in traffic. That way they don't have to go to the central warehouse every time for extra goods. They drive to the warehouse closest to their home.

Fewer kilometres, less CO2 emissions. Fewer miles, friendly staff. Fewer kilometres, savings in logistics.

Of course you cannot use a large warehouse for every region, so it is better to only purchase the square meters that you need for a certain area. This costs more per m², but in absolute terms much less! You do not have to purchase a minimum of a number of square meters, as is the case with an SME unit. And this reduces your ecological footprint.

Last mile-delivery 

Last Mile Delivery is the final step in delivering goods to the consumer or retail location. Storage space on the outskirts of the city can be a sustainable solution for this. With a limited number of square meters you can arrange your center logistics on the outskirts of the city. Larger vehicles are delivered to the outskirts of the city, and small sustainable solutions are distributed throughout the city. Think of the cargo bikes that you often see, or small electric vehicles that are gradually making their way.

STORO

What Storo does for this

  • By digitizing all processes, Storo works paperless.
  • Sustainable, non-polluting cleaning products are used on the sites.
  • All our buildings are sufficiently insulated, so that there is minimal heat loss.
  • We use sensor-controlled LED lighting everywhere, to consume only when it is needed.
  • Because we work centrally in 1 office, there is no unnecessary consumption of utilities at the different locations.

 

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