Community shopping centres achieved 85% recycling levels in 2016

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​Capital & Regional, a UK-based owner of community shopping centres, has marked World Environment Day, Monday, 5 June, by announcing the company recycled 85% of waste across its portfolio in 2016, reported to be a 10% increase year-on-year.

The company said it dealt with 4,500 tonnes of waste in the calendar year and reused 4,250 tonnes.

Capital & Regional also reported a 7% decrease in electricity usage, and almost 2% decrease in gas usage across its portfolio of shopping centres. The company has also introduced a number of features which it expects will deliver additional energy efficiencies in the coming year, including LED lighting in car parks and improved heating and ventilation systems.

Sara Jones, operations director at Capital & Regional, said: “World Environment Day is a reminder to all of us in the built environment sector that we are obligated to minimise the impact of our properties on the environment."

The operations director pointed out that the company's level of recycling and energy efficiency also "has a positive effect on shoppers and the wider communities in which we operate”.

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