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Subway's New Green Line

Subway's New Green Line

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?


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Advah Advah 9 years
I worked 3 weeks (1 month on my CV) at Subway last year when I was a student. I hate them so much I sent them a marxist resignation letter (most of my friends were taking a class on capitalism and literature at the time, they inspired me :D). Greener or not, I'll keep making obscene gestures every time I walk in front of one of their shops haha!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like to eat not overly processed food.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
If and when it's not to a place like Subway.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
On occasion.
michichan michichan 9 years
You don't even like the occasional going out?
michichan michichan 9 years
Mass production is cheap any way you look at it.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'd rather make my own food.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
They're food is way too cheap to be organic.
michichan michichan 9 years
Are you a fan of quiznos or just not much into subs at all?
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Yes, I applaud their tax cuts, along w/ the lack of meats in their subs...I don't go now, and will continue not to...Green and all.
michichan michichan 9 years
I don't know. In Canada it's becoming a lot more common to support organic markets. Even pesticide free is a step up.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
Good for them! I'm still trying to figure out what sparked this whole global green phase though - was it An Inconvenient Truth or did I just miss a memo. I think it's great; it just seems ubiquitous at the moment.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hopefully other chains follow their lead...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan highly unlikely.
michichan michichan 9 years
I wonder if Subway uses any organic foods.
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
As if I needed another reason to love Subway... I think that this is great. My next apartment will definitely be in an eco-friendly building.
michichan michichan 9 years
What's your fave sandwich?
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I LOVE SUBWAY! and now I love them even more!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
whoo hoo, maybe other chains will follow suit
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Subway is barfalicious, but I applaud them for going green. May other chains follow their lead.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
eat fresh!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I love subway!!!! My favorite pick when I'm in a rush and need somethign quick :)
michichan michichan 9 years
Healthy and green! I love subway.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think this is great!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Everyone's going green! That's great. Every little bit helps. Go Subway!! I still won't eat there though. Not a fan of the Jared menu.
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