Canary Wharf switches off escalator due to 'ongoing environmental policy' - What!?

Posted on | Saturday, 24 March 2012 | No Comments




The Customer Notice reads, 'As part of our ongoing environmental policy This escalator has been switched off'. What is this jargon? Perplexed, I turned to Wikipedia for an explanation:

'Environmental policy is any [course of] action deliberately taken [or not taken] to manage human activities with a view to prevent, reduce, or mitigate harmful effects on nature and natural resources, and ensuring that man-made changes to the environment do not have harmful effects on humans' . (McCormick, John (2001). Environmental Policy in the European Union).

Get the picture? No, neither did I. It's 21st century gobbledegook. Gone are the days of clear, simple informative notices. Could it be that the escalator has been turned off to conserve energy? - an admirable reason. Surely not, the sign would have said that..

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