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Varadkar to consider teen call for law on glass doors for shop fridges

Campaigners say closing open fridges would save energy and reduce greenhouse gases

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th November, 2019
Open display fridges would need to be behind doors under proposals from campaigners

Leo Varadkar is considering legislation to get supermarkets to close their open fridges following teenage calls for action. Environmental campaigners have argued that installing doors on all supermarket fridges could save millions of kilowatts of electricity and therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The teenagers who took part in the recent Youth Assembly on climate change in the Dáil called for glass doors to be obligatory on open fridges “from your corner store to your supermarket”....

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