Investing in a plastic free community
In this time of climate change and environmental awareness we have seen shocking photographs, headlines and advertisement campaigns referencing our overuse of plastics. Canary Wharf has not just been watching in horror; there is now a huge eco-drive in place in this part of London.
Canary Wharf Group has become the world’s first commercial centre to be awarded Plastic Free Communities-approved status by Surfers Against Sewage, a marine conservation charity. This follows the “Breaking the Plastic Habit” campaign against plastic bottles and straws in the area. The docks have been sifted of rubbish and coffee grounds are being collected from cafes. They are then compacted into logs to be used as fuel. This financial district is determined in its efforts to go green.
Local business leads the way
Head of sustainability at Canary Wharf Group, Martin Gettings is in charge of the environmental side of the district. He has been working especially with local business groups over the last few years. Local enterprises can now lead the way when it comes to environmental issues in the area. As a result, they have been urged to be more aware of the cause.
To date roughly 1.2 million plastic items have been eradicated from use. There has even been a refundable deposit scheme on plastic bottles where people who deposit bottles into the recycling machine get shop credit for their efforts. Furthermore, the river has a filter system in place which holds onto debris and rubbish, stopping it from entering the ocean.
New homes at Wood Wharf
Buying property in Canary Wharf now has all of the above benefits attached. Over the next few years there will be a further 3,600 homes built on a 23 acre site. Wood Wharf is a mixed development. It will have shops, restaurants and its own school. Clearly, it is a development worth investigating.
Canary Wharf properties
Canary Wharf is joining the movement for the environment as it leads the way yet again in the property sector. If you think that this might be the area for you then give our experts a call today. Click on one of the links below to find out what we have available in the area. Whether you are a buyer, seller, tenant or landlord, we have somebody to help you with any questions you may have.