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Biodiesel at Gaia Herbs

April 19th, 2012

Recycled cooking oil helps to power our business

It takes power to grow herbs and then manufacture and transport herbal supplements. Gaia Herbs has taken the simple step of choosing locally made biodiesel to power our tractors and trucks. Based close to Gaia Herbs in Asheville, NC Blue Ridge Biofuels collects waste cooking oil from local restaurants and converts in into the biodiesel we purchase. This is one of the growing number of environmentally-responsible relationships which Gaia Herbs continues to develop.

Facts about Gaia Herbs and Biodiesel

3,404: Gallons of petroleum based diesel saved by Gaia Herbs since switching to biodiesel
47.5: Tons of CO2 emissions saved by Gaia Herbs since switching to biodiesel
350: Approximate number of restaurants in western North Carolina which supply used cooking oil to Blue Ridge Biofuels
5: Number of restaurants in Gaia Herbs’ town of Brevard, North Carolina which supply used cooking oil to Blue Ridge Biofuels

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Biodiesel has 75% less greenhouse emissions than regular diesel and contains virtually no sulfur

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

When companies with an environmental emphasis work to strengthen one another, more jobs are generated and sustained for those who want to work for green businesses.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

One rule of sustainability is to make the most of what resources you have. Biodiesel made from recycled restaurant waste definitely fits that rule well.

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