Reduce Reuse Recycle

                                                                

 

REDUCE               REUSE            RECYCLE        

“Being green is about sustainability and future security for all of us.”

David Austin, The Herald Express

 

At Austins we strive to deliver the highest quality goods for our customers in an ethical, sustainable, energy-efficient way.

 

Reduce

Austins has already installed energy-saving LED lighting in the fashion store and the new menswear store, and is in the process of installing more across all other departments. These lights reduce energy-consumption and high electricity bills.  We have also installed Voltage Optimisation – an energy saving technology which reduces supply voltage and makes substantial efficiency saving and reduces electricity consumption. No energy is wasted.

                             

Devon Eco Solar Panels at Austins

David Austin and Mary White of Austins with Steve Frost

and Jeremy Spencer of Devon Eco Energy

Reuse

Solar panels. Solar panels. Solar panels.

Austins has worked with a local company, Devon Eco Energy, to install solar panels on the roofs of its buildings. We are proud to confirm that the huge amount of time and money this cost is absolutely worth it. The solar panels now provide power across 3 of our department stores, producing up to 220KW per hour of electricity , including the main store, menswear, toy and furniture stores.  We hope that other businesses will be inspired by the success of our energy-saving solar panel installation. We are happy to be using renewable solar energy that is constantly replenished and won’t run out.

Recycle

Energy isn’t wasted, and neither is our rubbish! Austins is very aware of the importance of recycling and we like to practise what we preach! We recycle 100% of our plastic, paper, cans and glass. Our furniture, carpets and bedding are all recycled with the Furniture Recycling Company. We recycle our food, our electrics, anything that is possible to recycle, we recycle.

                               

 

 We’re committed to caring for our environment just as we’re committed to caring for our customers

 

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