Go Green - Case Study - Allisons Riverside Teas, Kingston
business goes green from the start
Take-away drink and food are available from the shop and Biopac sustainable packaging has been bought for cups, containers and cutlery. All these are easily compostable. Movement sensor lights have been installed in the toilet areas and with a well-insulated building the heating has not needed to be turned on yet (in November). Tap sensors have been installed to limit water supply.
Sarah was pleased to work with a Go Green Plus adviser who helped her get in touch with a number of local suppliers and provided additional information. “I would recommend other businesses use Go Green Plus as the advisers have more access to information and more ideas to consider,” said Sarah. “Go Green Plus pointed us in the right direction.”
The recycling scheme was explained to staff both at the recruitment stage and as part of their training. “Most of the staff are young and are used to recycling,” added Sarah. Looking ahead to the future Sarah is not stopping there and is likely to monitor different appliances in the shop so she is aware of how much energy is being used.
Visit Allisons at 56 High Street, Kingston - www.allisons.co.uk