After a meticulous calculation, we now have the result!
The sustainable siblings have a carbon footprint of 0,19 tonne CO2 e. E stands for equivalent and is a metric used to compare the emissions of various greenhouse gasses on the basis of their global warming effect.
Achieving a CO2 footprint of only 0.19 tonnes CO2e for the BODY BIKE is a remarkable accomplishment in terms of sustainability. This low carbon footprint is a result of several factors, including the use of recycled materials in the manufacturing process and the conscious selection of eco-friendly components
RECYCLED MATERIALS USED IN THE BIKE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS.
Firstly, incorporating 25% recycled ABS plastic in the production of the BODY BIKE Smart+ Forest Green significantly reduces the carbon emissions associated with the manufacturing of new plastic. By diverting plastic waste from landfills and reusing it in the bike’s construction, the overall carbon footprint is significantly minimized.
Furthermore, the use of recycled plastic fishing nets in the BODY BIKE Smart+ OceanIX demonstrates a commitment to repurposing materials that would otherwise contribute to ocean pollution. By transforming these discarded nets into a high-quality exercise bike, the company not only prevents them from harming marine life but also reduces the need for virgin plastic production, which requires significant amounts of energy and generates greenhouse gas emissions.
RECLAIMED AND RECYCLED IRON FOR ALL CAST IRON PARTS IS JUST COMMON SENSE. WE HAVE DONE IT FOR YEARS.
Additionally, the utilization of reclaimed, recycled iron for all cast iron parts of every BODY BIKE model further contributes to reducing the carbon footprint. By opting for recycled iron instead of extracting new iron from raw materials, the energy-intensive mining and processing stages are bypassed, resulting in significant energy savings and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Moreover, it’s important to consider the life cycle of the BODY BIKE. Beyond the manufacturing stage, the bike’s durability ensures a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and subsequent carbon emissions associated with the production of new units. By creating a product that stands the test of time, the company promotes sustainable consumption and minimizes waste.