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Adelaide Central Market Authority

The Adelaide Central Market is perfectly positioned to lead by example in sustainability and is aiming to ensure its operations are environmentally conscious and sustainable.

Why Adelaide Central Market Authority is supporting Carbon Neutral Adelaide

Since 1869, the Adelaide Central Market has supported the attraction of investment and creation of opportunities for local business. The Adelaide Central Market recognises that becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city provides a platform for investment in the city.

With over 9 million visitors every year, the Adelaide Central Market is a food mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce and so is perfectly positioned to lead by example. With the growing of food, its processing and transport all having a carbon footprint, the Adelaide Central Market aims to ensure operations are environmentally conscious and sustainable so that the Markets and our passion for food continues to be an important part of Adelaide.

What Adelaide Central Market Authority is doing to reduce carbon emissions

The Adelaide Central Market is striving towards being carbon neutral through innovative practices while also encouraging businesses to thrive. Steps to reduce carbon emissions have included: 

  • the installation of LED lighting within the car park which dims down to 4W when there is no movement, such as overnight
  • using LED aisle lighting throughout the market floor and market management offices to reduce energy usage
  • ensuring that new stall leases have a clause requiring LED lighting to be installed
  • investigating solutions for water storage, battery storage, extra solar panels, more electric vehicle parking and waste management
  • working with stall holders to reduce organic material to reduce landfill.