The bosses at Nike must have read Grazia’s news about Gucci’s new carbon-neutral initiative, because they’ve followed suit by making their new distribution centre entirely powered by renewable energy. Belgium’s The Court (cool name, huh?) is 100 per cent powered by locally generated renewable energy sources and was strategically designed to minimise waste and material consumption during construction. Plus, the facility is nestled between canals to allow containers to arrive by water, decreasing the pollution caused by road transport. To get an idea of how bad it was, they’ve cut down on a whopping 14,000 truck journeys so far. Yikes.
Nike promises that 95 per cent of waste created at The Court will be recycled, and aims to reach zero carbon emissions and zero waste in the future - even the pathways here are made of recycled footwear material. Talk about getting your money’s worth.