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Zero-carbon shop is 'world first'

Tesco has opened what it claims to be the world's first zero-carbon store.

The store, in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, uses energy-saving features, including a generator which runs on renewable sources such as vegetable oil.

Rainwater is used to flush toilets and operate the car wash and customers are offered a free bus service from the town centre to cut fuel emissions.

Bosses have pledged in the past that Tesco would become a zero-carbon business by 2050.

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