ALL THE GOOD WE DO TOGETHER
Just with your CitySens, you have avoided the emission of 5 kg of CO2.
With all the hype about discounts, it's important to remember that not everything is the same. Not all products are the same. Not all companies are the same. The impact we generate around CitySens goes far beyond beautiful products for beautiful plants. Here I wanted to explain everything we do together with you around the CitySens project. We've summed it up in three main aspects: organisation, materials and design. When you put it all the data together, it looks impressive! ORGANISATION We have already manufactured more than 15,000 CitySens products in Spain, including vertical planters, plant shelves, wall planters and automatic drip irrigation systems. By manufacturing in Spain, we have avoided the emission of 80 tonnes of CO2 in transport compared with the same product manufactured in Asia. Just with your CitySens, you have avoided the emission of 5 kg of CO2. The local manufacture of the products has led to the creation of a network of over 40 European companies involved in the design, manufacture, assembly and distribution of CitySens products. On average, 3 disabled people from the Santa Teresa, Pere Mata and Portolà foundations have worked on the manufacture of CitySens products. MATERIALS In designing all CitySens products, we have carefully selected the product materials. In many of our designs, we use recycled polypropylene because it is a durable material that enables us to create watertight tanks for automatic watering systems. It's tough, easy to clean, won't yellow and won't lose its properties. We manufacture each CitySens for over 20 years of use. In those 8 years, we've used 30 tonnes of post-industrial, post-consumer recycled polypropylene. By using recycled polypropylene, we have prevented it from ending up in landfill or being burnt, and we have avoided the emission of at least 60 tonnes of CO2. As well as recycled polypropylene, we also use PEFC-certified beechwood produced in Spain, locally-produced recycled cardboard and, to a lesser extent, stainless steel, silicone tubing and recycled polyethylene felt. In the latest project, we recovered 170 m² of quality fabric with no commercial value. DESIGN CitySens products are designed to be detachable, modular and upgradeable. By being detachable, we minimise the volume of transport, facilitate cleaning and the replacement of spare parts to extend the life of your CitySens. Here are our cleaning tips to keep your CitySens in top condition. The modular design allows you to add or remove parts of the product to change its size and configuration. This means you can adapt your CitySens to changing space or seasonal needs. The upgradeable design allows you to replace parts that are damaged or need replacing. This allows you to extend the life of CitySens products, so let us know if you need to change any component! Polypropylene can be recycled 5 times without any problems. It is important that when you no longer need your CitySens, you take it to a clean point for proper recycling or return it to us so that we can reuse it or recycle it through our suppliers. You can find out more about how we can help you recycle your CitySens here. Ask us for pre-loved CitySens! Every human activity has an impact, and our efforts to minimise our environmental impact and increase our social impact don't stop here. We already have projects to give new life to post-consumer gardening plastics that are not currently recycled, increase our repair rates, start manufacturing on demand and analyse the life cycle of our products to implement strategies to minimise our carbon footprint in new products. Are you in? Let's keep creating a better world together! Xavier Rius CitySens team