Regarding the features of Silpo Re Cycling
Silpo Re Cycling has implemented a range of solutions aimed at energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact.
664 solar panels are placed on the roof of the building. Each generates up to 410 watt-hours of electricity for the supermarket needs. For street lighting, local solar panels and batteries are used on each of the 16 lighting poles. During construction, we installed two geothermal pumps that use ground heat energy for heating
and cooling the supermarket. Geothermal pumps are very productive, and they have high energy efficiency, which, in its turn, has a positive effect on reducing the cost of electricity consumed. This economic and environmental alternative has a number of
advantages. It uses a renewable and sustainable source of energy that will never run out. Besides, it creates energy security and independence.
We constantly monitor the use of resources through dispatching and monitoring systems. This allows the most efficient management of individual building systems, even remotely, and also provides the necessary basis for calculations for savings strategies and investment solutions.
Instead of refrigerators with freon, equipment in which carbon dioxide acts as a refrigerant has been installed. CO2 does not destroy the Earth's ozone layer and is more energy efficient. When choosing refrigeration units, we also carefully analyzed even the smallest details and looked for the most modern solutions: from frequency-controlled drives in multi-compressor units to energysaving lids and doors in commercial refrigeration equipment.
We abandoned the classic lawn in favor of a more environmentally friendly approach – we grow perennial plants and use drip watering.
Plastic recycled from fishing nets and ropes was used for carts production. Electronic price tags have been installed in the store. Such solutions, in addition to directly benefiting the environment, are also an excellent method of communication and engaging customers in the environmental movement.
We encourage our customers to choose environmentally friendly transport and create comfortable conditions for this. There are 6 charging stations for electric cars in Silpo Re Cycling. There is also under roof bicycle parking.
The recycling station of the Silpo Re Cycling operates here. However, sorting also takes place in the daily activities of the supermarket. At all stages of work: in the office, production shops, utility rooms, inside the trade hall and at the entrance to the store – instead of garbage cans, containers for separate waste collection are
installed. Our contractors pick up, sort and send the collected materials for recycling.
In addition to managing environmental pressures, energy consumption, water use, waste generation, etc., we also take into account the social components of sustainable development, which relate to the well-being of employees and customers. And, of course, the goals of the economic component, without which environmental and social goals cannot be achieved on a permanent basis.