We’re so green it’s our main brand colour!
- We have won The Green Apple Environmental Best Practise Award 2016, and 2019 and have been invited to achieve Green World Ambassador status and have our winning paper published in The Green Book (The leading international work of reference on environmental best practice).
- We have been taking extra care of the wildlife which live on site by creating new habitats which also help to increase the variety of species. We now have 10 bird nests, 10 bee homes, 2 beehives, 2 bug hotels and 2 natural composting areas!
- Bumblebees and solitary bees are declining in numbers, so we have trained our staff with the National beekeeper’s association to allow us to install hives and produce honey.
- We have greenhouses that house plants, flowers and vegetables. It’s a totally self-sustainable plant growing site which has reduced our plant purchases to zero which also helps make the centre look nice and colourful.
- You may have seen the unused exterior wall space that has been turned into living walls. This can help purify the air for our lovely visitors but also creates a home for the increasing botanical diversity of the site.
Recycling at Manor Walks
You may have noticed there is only one plastic liner in the bins at Manor Walks, this is because we separate all our waste by hand and then recycle at a later stage. This has enabled us to cut down our plastic use by 66% in the last year which means less waste going to landfill.
Reusing at Manor Walks
Many of our food outlets have signed up to the Refill campaign to offer free refills so you can reduce your carbon footprint by reusing plastic bottles! Visit https://www.manorwalks.co.uk/news-events/news/free-water-with-refill/ to find out more!
How can YOU reduce your carbon footprint in the centre?
- Reuse water bottles by refilling!
- Invest in fabric or compostable bags to pop your shopping in!
- Carry a reusable bamboo or metal straw for your cold caffeine fix or cheeky Nandos!
- Walk or Cycle to/from the centre
- When using the pickup / drop off points turn off your engine. If every car in our carpark left their car running for 5 minutes, we’d produce 1200KG of C02 emissions!