Greggs opens its first eco-shop in Northampton

06 July 2022 by
Greggs opens its first eco-shop in Northampton

Greggs has opened its first eco-shop in Great Billing, Northampton, as part of its commitment to sustainability.

It comes after the company announced its plans to open 250 stores with ‘eco-shop elements' by the end of 2022.

By 2025, Greggs hopes to have implemented these initiatives into 25% of their restaurants.

The branch in Northampton will trial cistern-less and air assisted toilets, eco-ovens, recyclable flooring, heat pump air curtains and solar control glass.

These systems aim to reduce use of water, energy and improve waste management.

Further eco-friendly initiatives are outlined in the Greggs Pledge, the company's annual sustainability report, which first launched in February 2021.

These include creating 25% less food waste than in 2018 and using 25% less packaging than in 2019 by 2025.

In three years' time, Greggs also seeks to become carbon neutral, relying solely on renewable energy sources in its operations.

Tony Rowson, property director at Greggs, said: "We're delighted to have launched our first eco shop, in line with our Greggs Pledge and net zero commitments.

"As a responsible business we have a duty to our customers and to our planet to change the world for the better."

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