Creating circularity within a shopping centre


 

St. Enoch Centre is a leading Glasgow shopping centre with over 90 retailers including Hamleys, H&M and Disney Store. The centre is currently undergoing a £40 million redevelopment to create a nine screen cinema as well as bringing new retailers and restaurants.

In March 2018, St. Enoch Centre and several of its retailers attended one of our Circle Workshops to explore ways the shopping centre could repurpose waste to create circularity amongst its stores. So far the centre has developed two circular initiatives targeting the food and beverage sector and the retail sector.

Recycling coffee waste

The first circular initiative launched by St. Enoch Centre was to capture waste coffee grounds from across several of their food and drink retailers and add as a nutrient to the centre’s plants and greenery. Now under a new contract, St. Enoch Centre are working with their waste management company to have the grounds turned into compost.

The Pram Doctor

The centre identified that a number of prams were being abandoned as families shop for new prams. St. Enoch Centre teamed up with Repair Cafe in a bid to save the prams, the majority of which were still in a working condition but in need of restoration. The team purchased cleaning products to sterilise the prams and revive them to a state that they themselves would use for their own children, before donating them to charities such as Refuweegee.

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