08 October 2010
Posted in Green Building Project
- The first SUBWAY™ Eco-Store opened November 9, 2007 in Kissimmee, FL. (Two more have since opened in Oregon and more are in various design stages).
- Since August 2006, SUBWAY™ restaurants with low-flow sink aerators have saved 41 million gallons of water annually.
- Only 100% hormone free milk is served at SUBWAY™ restaurants.
- New SUBWAY™ Cards are being manufactured using 30% recycled plastic, as we continue to explore additional ways to diminish negative environmental impacts.
- SUBWAY™ take-out menus contain 10% post consumer content and come from sustainable forests? This will preserve 160 trees and save 68,000 gallons of water annually starting in 2008.
- SUBWAY™ Napkin saves approximately 60,500,000 gallons of water and an additional 147,000 trees annually because they are made from 100% recycled fiber processed chlorine free.
- The footprint of the SUBWAY™ four-cup carrier was reduced by 20% in 2006. This reduction saves 35 tons of paper annually, which is equivalent to 595 trees.
- The packaging for the wipes used to clean tables and counters at SUBWAY™ restaurants was recently changed to an interleaved dispenser box, which will reduce the box size by 25%, saving 340 trees and resulting in 25 less truckloads on the road, annually.
- The SUBWAY™ Plastic Drink Cups in US and Canada were changed from PS (Polystyrene) to PP (Polypropylene) material? This change took place in 2005, and reduces the raw materials used by 8%, saving the equivalent of 10,421 barrels of oil annually.
- The dish detergent, floor cleaner, glass cleaner, degreaser, and restroom cleaners used at all SUBWAY™ restaurants are non-corrosive, readily biodegradable, and are manufactured without the use of phosphates and ammonia. All of these features combine to provide an environmentally sustainable cleaning chemical program for SUBWAY™ restaurants.