Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

27 Oct 2008 05:10:12

'Green' Asda opens

'Green' Asda opens
A new Asda in Liverpool is laying claim to the title of greenest supermarket in the UK, though critics point out the shop's actual footprint is a small part of the chain's environmental impact.

The new shop in Bootle, Liverpool, opens today with one very visible difference – all the refrigerated units have doors on them.

As a result, less energy is used keeping products cool and the store expects to save eight per cent on electricity bills through this measure alone.

In other stores, the supermarket has seen the doors reduce costs by 14 per cent, though in two others which had doors fitted, there were dips in sales.

As well as the doors, the new Asda features a wood-chip boiler and geothermal pumps.

But these issues only address the energy consumed and carbon emitted by the shop itself, and not the "embedded" energy or carbon in the products it sells.

Friends of the Earth campaigner Helen Rimmer said: "While green technology can improve the environmental footprint of a building, this is a small part of a supermarket's impact, which includes emissions from food freight and customer travel to stores."

The Carbon Trust has suggested the introduction of Carbon Reduction Labels on food and goods.



Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. Sustainability services Products & Services

    For our multinational clients BG2 Global Solutions operates with a seamless international...

  2. According to Christian Kjaer, chief executive officer of EWEA, "Turkey could be among the top...

  3. Installing voltage management technology is saving the Environment Agency more than £30,000 a...

    28 Jan 2011
  4. A World Leader in Handling FluidsSterling Fluid Systems (UK) Ltd is part of...

  5. UPS solutions for extended run time applications requiring reduced maintenance & less space

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.