We treat the management of waste with great importance at Bluestone, we recognise that we are like a small town, and take our municipal duties seriously.
We work with local expert partners Greenacres and Prowaste for our bin, skip, and water treatment needs.
In our commitment to Zero to Landfill, we have sent general waste to be burnt for energy since 2017. In 2019 we embarked on a staff training and awareness campaign to reduce recyclables from black bags.
The training has been very successful in reducing the volume of general waste by 10 tonnes per month (ave). Increasing our recycling rate from 43% to 56%. We are committed to reducing general waste per guest night and increasing our recycling rate year on year.
Our food waste is Anaerobically Digested locally at Asguard Renewables in Cardigan. The process creates Methane (gas) which is used to generate electricity for the National Grid and wet waste (slurry) which is used by local farmers to inject into the soil as fertiliser.
Saving water is high on our priorities at Bluestone. While our guests are enjoying all the activities provided in the dry of our Serendome, the rain outside is collected from its roof (and our other major buildings) and redirected to our attenuation pond. The water at the pond is UV treated and then used for watering the hundreds of trees inside the Serendome and the hundreds of acres across the resort.
Many items are diverted from waste through community partnerships which can upcycle/reuse items. One of these partners is Value Independence, a local Community Interest Company that provides support to help people to gain new skills, improve confidence and become more independent, whether it be within their own home or within the community.
We donate old sofa’s to Value Independence for their craft group to repair and redistribute to those in need. Any deemed beyond repair are upcycled through various means such as using the leather to reupholster other furniture, the wood to make shelves, and the stuffing to fill cushions.
Serviceable white goods and kitchen appliances are donated to the Xcel Project in Carmarthen
The Xcel Project: Is a social enterprise founded by Towy Community Church bringing investment, jobs, and services to the local community. Supporting people in crisis by providing food, furniture, clothing, and other resources through the Carmarthen Foodbank, Xcel Furniture, and Xcel Community Shop.