Morrisons Builds on Better Practice by Reusing Materials To Construct Its ‘New’ Store

As the cost of living continues to rise and the construction industry remains a culprit for wasteful practices, going back to basics rather than turning to technology and innovation can sometimes bring surprising results. Morrisons has demonstrated that some problems can be solved by using what is right in front of us, when it demolished a store in Little Clacton, Essex, last year, due to structural problems. The supermarket chain redesigned the store on the same site but wanted to make sure it would be low impact and more energy-efficient…

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Morrisons becomes first supermarket to launch its own carbon neutral eggs

Morrisons has become the first supermarket to launch its own line of carbon neutral eggs as part of its commitment to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the rest of the supermarket industry. In stores now, Morrisons new carbon neutral ‘Planet Friendly Eggs’ come from Morrisons farms where hens are fed a soya-free diet of insects – which are in turn fed on food waste from its bakery, fruit and vegetable sites. This pioneering ‘circular waste’ feeding scheme, powered by Better Origin…

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Morrisons Launches Lower Environmental Impact Store

Morrisons has recently opened a lower environmental impact store in Little Clacton, the latest initiative on its journey to becoming a more sustainable business.  The new store design, which has been built from scratch, for the first time incorporates the widest range of Morrisons structural features and loose products to reduce carbon emissions, energy and resources – and limit its environmental footprint.  Innovations include 366 loose products, a low carbon impact building, next generation fridges powered by CO2 from agricultural waste, roof solar panels to provide a fifth of energy,…

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Morrisons Employs Tree Advisors to Help UK Farmers Meet Planting Targets

Morrisons has employed a team of ‘Tree Advisors’ who will give specialist advice to UK farmers on the best species of trees to plant, where to plant them and how to manage their woodland – to have the best environmental effect without impacting upon their farm business.  The Tree Advisors* will work with Morrisons network of 3,000 farmers to plant the right tree species in the right place for the right reasons, to gain government and grant funding to cover their costs, and to bring in additional income from their…

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Morrisons to Switch to 100% Peat-free Compost

Morrisons will phase out peat-based compost at its 497 stores and 303 garden centres across the UK by the end of the year, to help customers to garden more sustainably. More widely, the Government has called on UK retailers to ban the sale of compost containing peat by 2024, to help tackle global warming. Over two million bags of compost are sold by Morrisons a year. In the place of peat, Morrisons is introducing a variety of sustainable composts for its customers. The range will include coir compost, which is…

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