The roof provides up to half of the station’s energy - enough to heat almost 80,000 cups of tea a day. It also reduces the station’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year - equivalent to about 89,000 average car journeys.
Meanwhile, we’re tackling three significant environmental issues at Britain’s biggest and busiest rail stations. As a company, we divert 94 per cent of our waste from landfill. We now want to use our position as one the UK’s largest retail landlords to encourage the adoption of more green initiatives within managed stations, delivering benefits to our millions of station users.
We aim to:
Ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020
Implement a coffee cup recycling scheme for managed stations by the end of 2020
Expand the role out of coffee ground recycling to all managed stations by the end of 2020
These goals also complement our launch in February this year of free water fountains at managed stations. Each location saves up to 1,000 plastic bottles each week.
Find out more about how we’re ensuring a more sustainable railway: