BIRCHWOOD Shopping Centre has received acclaim for its work promoting environmentally friendly practices.

Receiving a Green Apple Award for 2023, the shopping centre has been awarded the prize by the Green Organisation.

The organisation is a non-political, non-profit group that is dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practices around the world.

Warrington Guardian: The shopping centre has received a Green Apple Award for 2023The shopping centre has received a Green Apple Award for 2023 (Image: Newsquest)

Birchwood Shopping Centre implemented the project ‘Birchwood Goes Back to Basics,' which saw several initiatives to increase the centre's recycling performance after achieving zero waste to landfill a number of years ago. 

The centre has reduced its electricity consumption by 27 per cent in the past 12 months and has recently installed water-saving devices in the shopping centre toilets, which are set to reduce water consumption by 20 per cent, too.

Birchwood Shopping Centre has also introduced beekeeping on the roof of the centre led by local beekeeping expert, Brian Morrow. 

Kirsty Robinson, facilities manager at Birchwood Shopping Centre said: “We are just so proud and delighted to receive a Green Apple 2023 Award for all of our efforts here at Birchwood Shopping Centre.

“It has been a mammoth effort from all of our teams, our occupiers and our service partners.

"We set out to achieve some pretty high targets and it’s truly amazing what can be achieved when you all work together.”

The shopping centre partnered with B&M Waste to increase the shopping centre’s recycling performance and green credentials.