Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre attains silver status in green achiever scheme

The Mander Centre Wolverhampton has attained Green Achiever scheme silver award status at the first attempt, in recognition of the work carried out to minimise its environmental impact.

 

Centre director Nicholas Pitt and his team manage over 100 shops, restaurants, cafes, a 500-space car park and a ten-storey office building within the complex. The Mander Centre is committed to preventing pollution and complies with all relevant green legislation. Eco-friendly initiatives allow tenants to segregate waste so that cardboard, plastic, shrink-wrap and hangers are recycled. Low-energy hand dryers, stop taps and dual flush cisterns in the public toilets reduce energy consumption and water usage.

 

Nicholas Pitt said:  “Over the next three months we aim to increase the proportion of recyclable waste by reducing the total amount of waste we produce.  We will continue with our programme of introducing energy-efficient lighting and ensure the environmental credentials of all products purchased and used in the centre are in line with our green objectives. We will also be researching the feasibility of installing solar PV panels, a grey water harvesting facility for use in the public toilets, and electric car and bicycle charging points.”

 

Deborah Cairns, operations manager at E4environment with specific responsibility for the Green Achiever scheme, said: “Consumers everywhere  are now demanding more from manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, whether that takes the form of more recyclable products and packaging or services and products that are environmentally friendly. The staff and management at the Mander Centre are demonstrating a conviction to enhance their green status that not only sets a standard for others to follow but enhances the reputation of the outlets in the shopping complex and saves the organisation money too. Congratulations to them on gaining silver status.”

 

For more information please visit www.mandercentre.co.uk or www.greenachiever.co.uk

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