Closed petition Set minimum energy efficiency standards for retail fridges

Supermarket refrigeration uses 1% of the UK's energy.
Inefficient fridge design leads to:
1) wasted energy
2) food spoilage and waste as temperature varies across the cabinet
3) increased plastic packaging to protect food that is kept at the wrong temperature

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The world is under threat from the effects of global warming.

Legislating for improved fridge efficiency should help reduce our carbon footprint and prevent climate change.

Fridge doors may be useful, but can cause problems with hygiene (particularly since the covid-19 pandemic) and for people with mobility issues. Therefore the aim should be improving efficiency whilst maintaining the open design if possible.

I propose legislating for a target of 50% improvement in energy efficiency over the next 10 years.

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