Sustainability at The Mall
Our commitment to sustainability at The Mall Luton is to reduce our impact on the environment in the three key areas of waste, water and energy. In addition, we continue to focus on reducing our carbon footprint. By committing to making a change at a local level, we can aim to build a better world for us all.
The EnviroMall initiative is the first partnership accreditation scheme developed specifically for shopping centres and aims to assist them and their retailers to improve their performance and reduce their impact on the environment.
- We have recycled 4,327 tonnes of cardboard, saving 30,000m3 from going to landfill - equivalent to 6 and a half Big Bens.
We have recycled the equivalent of 8.64 million plastic bottles. the energy to create one bottle would power 1 60w bulb for 6 hours.
We have saved 2,763 tonnes of other waste from landfill - this can be used to generate enough electricity to power nearly 100,000 homes.
Our water usage has decreased by 6,367 units - enough to flush an average toilet 1,061 times.
We have decreased the amount of gas we use by 151,156 Kwh. This is equivalent to running 9 standard size houses in the UK for a year.
484 tonnes of paper have been recycled by us. It takes 24 trees to produce each ton of newspaper, equivalent to 11,616 trees.
We have reduced our electricity consumption by 3,300,693 kilowatt hours (kwh). Enough energy to run 9,220 American style fridge freezers for 1 year.
Our retailers also take sustainability seriously:
- H&M - H&M stock many garments containing more sustainable materials across all departments all year round – just look for the green Conscious hangtag. Plus hand in your bag of old clothes at the cash desk and receive a £5 voucher to use towards your next purchase of £25 (or more). All clothes are either reused, reworn or recycled with 0% going to landfill.
- Flying Tiger Copenhagen - All single use plastic products will be phased out by 2020. As an FSC certified brand, they are committed to sourcing sustainable forestry products and have a sustainable kitchen range, CRAFT.
- LUSH - With environmental issues at the heart of the company, they use creative solutions to make a positive impact on the planet, like the invention of the first-ever solid shampoo bar.
- Monsoon - Monsoon recently launched their S.E.W collection (Seeking an Eco-friendly World). They promise that all clothing will become over 50% sustainable by Summer 2020.
- schuh - Sell Your Soles initiative in partnership with Recyclatex. Bring in your used, unwanted or outgrown footwear to store to send off for recycling - they don’t even have to be from schuh! Then you’ll receive a £5 off* voucher to buy a fresh pair. (*T&Cs apply, see in store for details.)
- Superdry - Committed to 100% organic cotton in all apparel by 2040.
- The Body Shop - return your empty plastic bottles, tubs, tubes and pots to store so TerraCycle® can collect to recycle or repurpose into new items like park benches or playgrounds.