Sunday, 4 September 2011

Marlborough's Waitrose Supermarket is one of the greenist in the chain...

Waitrose Supermarket underwent a massive re-fit in April this year.  Cyla has spoken to the manager about how they did it, this is what she was told

Marlborough's store has become a flagship in green stores for the Waitrose Partnership (apparently it had nothing to do with competeing with the new Tesco!) 

  • The refrigeration units are state of the art. All the heat generated in keeping the fridges cold is recycled to keep the shop warm. 
  • All the holes in the old walls were sealed to make them airtight. (They had men dangling from pulleys as they worked their way around!)
  • The toilets were streamlined. Having accepted that they had become the town’s toilets they updated and increased the number. The men’s toilets are air-flushed to save water.  
  • At least 95% of the old fittings were recycled. They actually hoped to make it 99% in the end.

These are just some of things that she was told. And what’s more they didn’t shout about it. In fact they are willing to share their experiences with any other business that is due for a re-fit.

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