Join our New Year Resolution - Free Range Future filled with Free Range Fun

Join our Free Range Fight Back

Since Bluestone opened in 2008, reducing our environmental impact has been very high on our list of priorities. It is something that means a great deal to everyone across the Bluestone Family.

In 2019, we developed our Free Range Future strategy. With the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals firmly imbedded in our plans, we’re always looking for ways to reduce waste, be more energy efficient, reduce our carbon footprint, work with local supply chains, promote wellbeing, enhance biodiversity and support good causes.

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2019: Yay to Sustainable Progress!

We are delighted that over the last 12 months, thanks to the fantastic efforts of all our brilliant staff, partners  – and you our fantastic guests – we have  marked a significant year in our mission to be more sustainable.

In 2019 we have:

  • Redirected over 70 tonnes of food from black bins (about an elephant a month in weight!)
  • Pushed our recycle rate up to 60% (This equates to approximately an extra 18 tonnes of material being sent for recycling –  about the same weight as 1.2 million empty Coke cans,  or 15 Nissan Micras)
  • Reduced single use plastic across the business by 200,000 pieces
  • Reduced  our electricity consumption by 3.5%

We are very proud of our efforts, but we know that we still have much more to do.

That’s why it’s our New Year’s Resolution to go further  – and ensure that you are fully involved too....

Join our Free Range Fight back

In 2020 we’re going to build on our fantastic start on reducing the waste that we send to Energy from Wales. And we’re asking for you to join in our Free Range Fight back during your stay!

In all our lodges you’ll now find a green bag which will help us to do this - our green bags are managed by our local recycling partner Greenacres, which means we can put all clean waste in there.

We are also aiming to reduce single use plastic yet further – by another 100,000 items next year. 

Bring your own reusable cup to Ty Coffi, and as a thank you you’ll receive a 10% off your hot drink.

You’ll also find a range of Bluestone branded reusable bags in Newton Stores, fold them up and keep them with to use during your stay and when you head for home!

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Our Carbon Footprint

In 2019, we moved to a Green Tariff (REGO) for electricity. This means that our electricity providers buy their electricity from renewable sources by guaranteeing to match our (and the other Green Tariff users) levels of electricity usage through green sources.

Over the year ahead we will also be moving to Bio Propane for all our gas use in our kitchens – removing our reliance on fossil fuels for cooking.

Finally, through significant effort and management, over the last year we reduced our electricity use by 3.5%. In 2020 we are determined to do even more, setting ourselves the ambitious target to reduce electricity consumption by a further 5% (enough electricity to boil the Blue Lagoon six and half times, or boil water for 26 million cups of tea!!)

We believe we can reach this target if we all play our part – whether it be switching the lights off when the sun is shining, or turning the telly off when you’re having fun outdoors. When it comes to electricity, every little really does help!

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Thank you – and let’s keep going!

None of our achievements over the past year would have been possible without our Bluestone Team and you our fantastic guests - so give yourselves a well-earned pat on the back.

We hope you’ll join us in 2020 as we continue on our path to a Free Range Future filled with Free Range Fun!

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