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Morrisons launches lower environmental impact store

Morrisons just opened a lower environmental impact store in Little Clacton, Essex - the latest initiative on its journey to becoming a more sustainable business. The new store design, which has been built from scratch, for the first time incorporates the widest range of Morrisons structural features and loose products to reduce carbon emissions, energy and resources - and limit its environmental footprint. Innovations include 366 loose products, a low carbon impact building, next generation fridges powered by CO2 from agricultural waste, roof solar panels to provide a fifth of energy, rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing, a near zero waste back-of-house system, and facilities to recycle customers’ waste. In addition to low impact design and decreased packaging and waste, the store also offers a significant number of locally sourced products, a range of biodiversity schemes, more healthy and nutritious foods, and more support to the local community. The store will house Morrisons widest range of no plastic products - priced the same or less than their standard equivalents - allowing customers to half the amount of plastic in their weekly shop, along with a range of local and eco product options. The store will also be the first to trial Morrisons carbon neutral eggs. The Little Clacton store will also offer Too Good To Go 'Magic Bags' - where customers can get £10 of fruit, veg, deli and bakery products for just £3.09 - to prevent food waste. Outside the store, a wildlife area has been created in the grounds of the store to offer a home for birds, insects and small animals. All of the store’s practical initiatives and designs have the genuine potential to be scaled up and introduced across the Morrisons store estate - rather than being one-offs.
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