Green initiatives to be proud of

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Published on:15 MARCH 2024

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With Global Recycling Day coming up on March 18, we thought we’d remind you of some of our great green initiatives here at Festival Place.

We are fully committed to protecting the environment and, since 2007, have been awarded three Green Hero and 10 Green Apple awards for our recycling efforts.

We have adopted as many measures as we can to influence our eco efficiency.

Last year, we scooped the Environmental Best Practice Award for our trial to reduce energy consumption using its 16 air handling units (AHUs), which control the supply of fresh and warm air to the shopping centre.

We also contributed to the wellbeing of our local community by creating a Giving Garden outside the centre, where local people can connect with plants to support their mental health and the fauna planted was selected to be beneficial to bees and insects.

We were one of the first shopping centre’s to operate an on-site Materials Facility and Food Digestion Facility turning food waste into grey water.

Aluminium drinks cans are made into ingots, recycled into new cans, filled and put back on the shelf within six weeks, and more than150 tonnes of glass and 215 tonnes of cardboard is recycled annually. 150 tonnes of glass and 215 tonnes of carboard is recycled annually.

We have more than 675 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere each year by using light timers, photo-sensitive switches, green energy electrical suppliers, more efficient boilers and reducing the Centre’s temperature by one degree.

One of the first shopping centres in the UK to install Propelair low-flush toilets, our environmentally friendly loos to save water, save money, reduce carbon emissions and improve hygiene for visitors. Our public toilets also have waterless urinals, and sensor taps.

More than 95 per cent of our suppliers have also shown their commitment to ethical procurement and business practices, and many of our retailers offer eco-friendly and sustainably sourced products.

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