Dragons do their bit for the environment

Dragons do their bit for the environment

Television's Dragons have demonstrated "good business sense" themselves by giving up their cars when travelling to and from the hit BBC Two show.

The move means the cast and crew of the Dragons' Den programme - such as Deborah Meaden, Piers Linney, Duncan Bannatyne, Kelly Hoppen and Peter Jones - have recently arrived at work either by car-sharing or on public transport.

The outcome has seen a reduction in the show's travel footprint, saving more than 1,000kg of CO2 emissions during the series production.

Meaden said travelling with her co-stars was both environmentally friendly and sociable, adding that she was "proud" that for one week the show was produced "entirely" with solar power.

She described waste as "bad business sense", saying a cut in this area does not have to mean a cut in quality.

Copyright Press Association 2014