Subway recently announced a commitment to make itself a little more green. The chain's first "eco-store" opened earlier this month in Kissimmee, Florida, and it includes many environmentally friendly lighting and heating methods, as well as recycled products and furnishings. They've worked in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for the eco-stores. The store will also give Subway a chance to measure energy and water savings against a regular Subway nearby.
In addition to the new eco-store, Subway also announced that it will now use paper napkins made from 100 percent recycled materials, and has switched the materials used in its cutlery and plastic drinking cups. These little replacements will save more than 610,000 pounds of resin and 13,000 barrels of oil per year.
All of these alterations, along with several other initiatives, are part of Subway's new eco-friendly policy. Here's more:
"We have made a commitment as a brand to become even more
environmentally accountable," said Bill Schettini, Chief Marketing Officer
for the Subway chain. "With more locations in the United States than any
other restaurant chain, and more than 28,000 worldwide, we are in a
position to make a significant and positive global impact on the
environment and the world around us."
So what do you guys think? Do you applaud Subway's new green exterior?