Bluestone Celebrates Global Recycling Day
At Bluestone, we take sustainability – and protecting and supporting our environment – very seriously. On Global Recycling Day, we are delighted to be supporting WRAP Cymru’s Be Mighty Recycle from Home campaign, and importantly, encouraging recycling from your home from home at Bluestone!
With 92% of people in Wales now recycling regularly, Wales is one step closer to its Mighty Mission to become world number one for recycling. That’s why Bluestone has teamed up with Wales Recycles and working with our brilliant guests to help them to keep up their mighty efforts by recycling all they can this Spring.
Already less than 1% of Bluestone’s waste goes to landfill, and we are committed to taking this even further. So we are now focusing on our recycling rate and have recently launched food recycling in our lodges. This builds on work we did last year to recycle food from our outlets to Anaerobic Digestion.
This initiative will complete our move to recycle all food waste from the resort. Recycling is one of the easiest ways we can help tackle climate change and support our natural environment from our homes – or your home from home at Bluestone.
Marten Lewis, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Bluestone added: "We’re getting behind Wales Recycles’ Mighty Mission to become number one in the world for recycling. We can all play a part by recycling everything we possibly can– whether that’s food waste such as eggshells, fruit and vegetable peelings, and teabags from the kitchen, or recycling empty shampoo and shower gel bottles from the bathroom.
Free Range Future is our sustainability movement at Bluestone – and it is at the heart of what we do. Free Range Future is our way of not doing anything today which our children will have to pay for tomorrow – thank you to all our guests for supporting our recycling initiatives and for helping us ensure a Free Range Future."
Wales Recycles has shared its top five tips for recycling at home this Spring:
1. Go green with your spring clean
Empty cleaning product bottles can be recycled – from plastic bleach bottles to trigger sprays and furniture polish aerosols. Make sure they’re empty and put them into your recycling instead of throwing them away. Recycling just one cleaning spray bottle saves enough energy to charge six tablets.
2. Clear out your clutter
Spring is traditionally a time to have a sort-out at home. Instead of throwing items away, check Wales Recycles’ Recycling Locator for more information on where to recycle items such as batteries, clothing, and small electrical items.
3. Turn your food waste into power
If you’re cooking, put all inedible food waste such as vegetable peelings and stalks into your food waste caddy, along with eggshells and any bones leftover from meat or fish. Teabags, coffee grounds, and fruit peelings can also be recycled. When food is recycled it is turned into renewable energy. One recycled banana peel can produce enough energy to charge two smartphones.
4. Boss your bathroom bottles
Most household plastic items can be recycled including bathroom toiletries such as plastic shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, and shower gel bottles. When they’re finished, give them a rinse and put them in your recycling container. It takes 75% less energy to make a plastic bottle from recycled plastic compared with using 'raw’ materials, so protect the planet from your bathroom by recycling.
5. Ace your aerosols
Empty deodorant, dry shampoo, and air freshener aerosols can all be recycled. Metal is infinite meaning it can be recycled again and again without losing any of its quality. Join the 73% of people in Wales who already recycle their empty aerosol cans.
Our work for the planet doesn't end there! Find out more about Global Recycling Day, and what Bluestone has been doing on our beautiful resort as part of our commitment to a Free Range Future.