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The 10 little ways our stores help us go 'Green'

By Sophie Palmer, also posted in News on

Here at Adnams, we try to make our stores as environmentally friendly and sustainable as commercially possible. We see it as doing our bit and follows our ethos.Southwold store Want to know some little ways the Southwold shop and our other Adnams stores are doing their thing?     1. The courtyard area at the Southwold store uses old groynes once used to protect our beach and makes it look a bit prettier by creating a pattern within the flooring #upcycle. Adnams Patio 2. We serve our (much loved) takeaway coffee in compostable cups as part of our zero to landfill policy; we like to think of it as packaging as nature intended it and while reducing our carbon footprint. 3. Our new lights enhance the natural daylight within the store, making it brighter and more friendly to the environment. 4. Have you seen our little pink van bopping about in Southwold, it creates zero emissions which means no nasty CO2 or air pollutants are released, and the electricity we purchase at Adnams is sourced from 91% renewable energy supplies!Adnams pink electric van 5. You can even sit and have a coffee, in what would have been part of what made your favourite Adnams beer!  The copper nooks within the Southwold café are made from old copper vats from our brewery. 6. Our carrier bag charge within all stores raises money for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The Trust recently bought three cows ... their job is to maintain the Hen Reedbeds by grazing. The reedbeds are a vital breeding habitat for bittern and other wildlife. Cattle-at-the-Hen-Reedbeds-copy7. By rounding up your purchase to the nearest pound, we've raised over £120,000 via the Pennies scheme in our stores and online since 2013. The charities benefitted include Pancreatic Cancer UK, The Big C and Clic Sargent. 8. Our stores use underfloor heating, which is a more efficient way of heating areas with high ceilings. 9.  We try to make our products are green as possible; our bottles are the lightest we can make them, and our updated brewery is energy-efficient 10. Across our company we employ a zero to landfill policy,  recycling over 50% of our shops' waste (mixed recyclables – cardboard and glass primarily), 25% to anaerobic digestion (food waste) and 25% goes to create energy from waste.

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