If you've been by the Science Center lately, you've seen that SUBWAY™ is our new Cafe partner. You might not have known how environmentally focused they are. Here are some of the things Subway has implemented in our restaurants to be more environmentally friendly courtesy of Julie Farr from DiPasqua Enterprises, our SUBWAY™ franchisee:
  • 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.

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