Liverpool One is nature hotspot

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Liverpool One. Photo: Ida Husøy

Liverpool One. Photo: Ida Husøy

Liverpool One has been making an eco-friendly impact on the city centre through its ‘green crusaders’ initiative.

The retail and leisure destination, situated in the heart of the city, is home to more than 150 species of insects, birds and animals. It also transforms waste food into water, and diverts 94% of 3,266 tonnes of refuse from landfill.

Cath Riseborough, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said: “We use lots of different methods to reach our ‘green’ targets and we will strive to continue to find new and innovative approaches to making Liverpool ONE the ‘greenist’ place it can be.”

Chavasse Park, the five acre green space at Liverpool One, was award Green Flag Status in 2013 and is home to the Speckled Bush Cricket, nature trail.

The park is also kept looking at its best with the aid of solar powered hedge strimmers and leaf blowers which could soon be complemented by solar-powered lawn mowers.

Liverpool ONE is also leading the way when it comes to food waste from its variety of 25 bars and restaurants with Waste2Water – a biomass system that turns food waste into brown water that can be discharged via the drainage system.

About Chantal Dickinson, JMU Journalism