Did you know that as much as one third of the carbon footprint of most supermarkets comes from cooling gases used in their refrigeration systems? And the energy used is on top. See Chilling Facts Campaign from the Environmental Investigation Agency
We found the Co-operative Group used the ozone-destroying refrigerant HCFC in 50 per cent of its depots and has recently refitted stores with HFC-based refrigeration instead of more environmentally friendly alternatives.
Our Chilling Facts surveys ask supermarkets about the global warming impacts of their refrigeration for warehouses, transportation and stores.