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Ashton Gate monster hypermarket:CO2 emissions are four times stronger than local supermarkets.

March 29, 2010

They are polluted off’rings…

hypermarket traffic

hypermarket = four times CO2 pollution

An extensive study by Jean-Marie Beauvais has analysed the power of attraction of hypermarkets in France.  Focussing on those stores on the fringes of agglomerations the research concluded that:

“carbon dioxide emissions are four
times stronger when shopping in a suburban hypermarket
than when shopping in a local supermarket.”

They also conclude:

“Taking into account the very strong impact on CO2
emissions of the hypermarket situated on the outskirts,
the question arises as to whether, in the light
of sustainable development, this is the right model
to export throughout the world”

http://www.vtpi.org/superstores.pdf

The Ashton Gate monster hypermarket is driven forward by the money-men in suits : they are not considering the wider impact on our health and sustainability in an increasingly polluted world.

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One Comment
  1. April 1, 2010 11:22 am

    Sacred Spring.
    Well done for unearthing this. We missed it in our latest review. It is very relevant to the Sainsburys application.

    Thanks

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