An aggregate packaging business has switched to electric forklifts as part of a drive to become more environmentally-friendly.

Bag N Agg, based near Sheringham, is believed to be the only mainstream company of its kind in Norfolk.

It has swapped out its diesel forklift trucks for two new ones with the help of a grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Small Grant Scheme.

"We are thrilled to have made this switch to electric forklifts," said director John Farley.

"Not only does it align with our sustainability goals, but it also helps us reduce our operational costs in the long run. We believe that this is a win-win situation for the environment and our business."

The move is part of the company's ongoing efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint.

Electric forklifts are more energy-efficient, produce less pollution, and have lower operational costs.

It is part of wider efforts to adopt sustainable practices at the business. These include several energy-saving measures in its facilities, such as using LED lighting and improving insulation to reduce its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

"Switching to electric forklifts is just one of the steps we are taking to become a more sustainable company," said Mr Farley.

"We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and our communities, and we will continue to explore new ways to improve our sustainability practices."

The company said it hopes that its efforts will inspire other businesses to follow suit and embrace sustainability as a core value.