Environmental pledges from Doncaster shopping outlet

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

The environment is high on the agenda at Doncaster’s shopping outlet, Lakeside Village, as the management team make a number of green pledges for 2020.

Recycling at the centre currently stands at 77 percent and the team are pledging to work to improve this figure during the next 12 months.

Di Rodgers, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: “We are really proud of our achievements in this area, but we know that we can all do more.

“We are pledging to find ways to improve our recycling and will be working closely with all of our stores to explore ways to do this.

“We all have a responsibly for the environment and working together we can reduce our waste and our impact on our local surroundings.”

In 2020 Lakeside is pledging to:

  • Increase the overall Lakeside recycling rate to 80%
  • Work with local businesses to clean up and maintain the Lakeside area
  • Introduce additional recycling streams such as collections for batteries and printer cartridges

“We are also looking at creative ways to improve the environment in which we work and during 2020 we will be working on our key pledges, creating a number of new initiatives and we’ll be celebrating all things green during March when we have our Love your Lakeside Environment month,” added Di.

The Lakeside team will also create a wildflower garden with its own water butt, in conjunction with a local school.

“Now is the time for people to be making positive changes to the way in which they work and the environment around them.

“It is important to understand what happens to our waste and we are going to visit the Ferrybridge Power Station to see what happens to 20% of our recycled waste, which is turned into RDF fuel, and then used to make electricity for the Yorkshire region.

“We are particularly pleased to say that we have not sent any waste to direct to landfill during the last 12 months,” added Di.

Lakeside Village works with its retailers and food outlets to make sure that any food waste is recycled and sent off to be turned into renewable energy and nutrient rich bio fertiliser for local farmers.

 

“We’d love to see other businesses in the area pledge to do more this year and we’re more than happy to talk to our neighbouring businesses to see what we can achieve together,” said Di.

 

For further information visit www.lakeside-village.co.uk

 

Image courtesy of Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com.

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