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Second Hand Items
| RWAP Services has a
reputation for recycling old software and hardware - bringing it back
on the market for the benefit of all Sinclair computer users (ZX80,
ZX81, ZX Spectrum, QL, and the Z88). This is just one example of our
commitment to the environment. We also develop our software in a
modular style, allowing us to re-use old routines which have long been
tested and proven, thus reducing development time and saving energy.
We also try to save energy and resources as much as possible by only
switching on equipment when strictly needed, making the most of natural
light and using energy saving bulbs where practical. We have also
placed our electricity supply on a green tariff whereby for every unit
of electricity used, our supplier agrees to buy one unit from a
renewable source (ask your electricity supplier if they operate such a
Green Energy scheme - it costs a very small premium for wide
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site also has EnergyWatch accreditation for their gas and electricity
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Other steps which we take towards being
caretakers of the
Reducing car journeys as much as possible and
when we do
make car journeys, stick to the speed limits and use gentle
braking to prolong the life of the car and to ensure fuel
Conserving water, by using rainwater for the
garden and only running taps for short periods, making certain
that taps are not left to drip overnight.
Purchasing energy efficient devices where we
can and ensure that we use them as efficiently as possible (for example
only filling a kettle with the water we need; and using thermostatic
controls for our heating).
Ensuring our premises are well insulated.
Our commitment to the environment also
extends to actively recycling as much as practicable and keeping a
range of second hand items for the benefit of the computer community.
These policies not only allow us to contribute
positively to the environment, but also to save money and live in
If you are want to give something back to
the environment, there is nothing better than a bit of conservation volunteering although it is sad to note that TCV no longer run their conservation working holidays which were a mainstay of our own conservation efforts over at least 10 years.
The owner of RWAP Services (Rich Mellor) has also been actively
involved for several years in practical conservation work with the
Trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV) carrying out
works necessary to maintain footpaths, woodlands, hedgerows and
waterways, using traditional methods of working wherever possible, providing training and leading residential working holidays. We
feel that such work is imperative in order to reduce man's impact on
the environment and to set solid foundations for future generations, as
well as maintaining traditional methods of
We are happy to provide
hedge-laying services (season October-March) using traditional hand
techniques (billhooks and bowsaws) in the Staffordshire Moorlands
district, including around Stone, Stafford and Stoke-On-Trent. If
you are interested in learning how to hedge-lay, coppice or fell small
trees (up to 2 foot diameter) on your own small-holding or farm, we are
happy to provide a weekend's instruction and training at a low rate -
contact us for a quote.