Green app launched to help retailers with energy efficiency



The Resource Efficient Scotland programme has unveiled the Green Retail App, a tool for small size shops and retailers to save on water, energy and waste.

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The app has been developed by Enscape Consulting Ltd and is free to download from Google Play or Apple store. The idea was launched by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme by Zero Waste Scotland aimed at boosting resource efficiency and promoting a circular economy across the country.

The app, which gives small retailers videos, practical tools and links advising on how to be more efficient, will be presented at the Retail Energy Efficiency Task Force in London, where large retailers will be advising smaller ones on how to save energy and other resources.

Resource Efficient Scotland’s Stephen Boyle, programme area manager for the business sector, said, “The retail sector has the potential to make huge efficiency savings and we are keen to help them realise savings where they can and to make their businesses more efficient.

“The Green Retail app is a handy, easy-to-use and comprehensive tool for busy retailers to access the latest advice and support from the Resource Efficient Scotland programme and Zero Waste Scotland, making smarter use of resources and saving money in the process.

In July, 70 signatories of an initiative by resource efficiency organisation WRAP, in partnership with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), managed to cut water consumption by 15.6% – saving the industry £2 million. They also have a target of cutting water use by 20% by 2020.

Photo: Highways Agency via flickr

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