Sustainable shopping

Hodge, Fiona
April 2008
Hardware & Garden Review;Apr2008, p24
The article focuses on the steps taken by do-it-yourself (DIY) stores and garden centres to improve their carbon footprint and energy use. Abbotts DIY shifted to low energy lighting and joined a composting scheme in Devon, England. The Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) of the British government is collaborating with the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and retailers to offer recycling and composting tips. Knights Garden Centres of Surrey, England recycle over 50% of their waste according to general manager Duncan Knight.


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