New M&S in York will be the company's greenest

Darlington and Stockton Times: REG SINGLE: New store will be company's greenest REG SINGLE: New store will be company's greenest

A NEW Marks and Spencer’s superstore opening this spring will be one of the company’s greenest in Britain.

The 100,000sq ft store will open at the Vangarde Shopping Park, Monks Cross, York, on April 10 and will have ‘living’ walls, electric car charging points and 600 solar panels..

A spokeswoman said the two green living walls, totalling over 1,800 sq ft, will be designed to attract wildlife and retain heat, and the store will also feature a 60,000 litre tank to recycle rainwater and reduce mains water usage.

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6:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

grandmab says...

The living walls will attract wild life but I hope the solar panels will not fry the birdies.
The living walls will attract wild life but I hope the solar panels will not fry the birdies. grandmab
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12:27pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Ally F says...

Token gesture and a publicity stunt.

M&S could make their entire company greener if they had a mind set to, not just this store, by cutting down on the masses of utterly wasteful product packaging. Why can't shirts be sold off the peg rather than folded around cardboard, clipped up with a dozen or so plastic clips, a plastic piece under the collar and then wrapped in a plastic bag? All this packaging is sent half way round the world.

That's just one example from thousands of over-packed products in any typical supermarket.
Token gesture and a publicity stunt. M&S could make their entire company greener if they had a mind set to, not just this store, by cutting down on the masses of utterly wasteful product packaging. Why can't shirts be sold off the peg rather than folded around cardboard, clipped up with a dozen or so plastic clips, a plastic piece under the collar and then wrapped in a plastic bag? All this packaging is sent half way round the world. That's just one example from thousands of over-packed products in any typical supermarket. Ally F
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