Refill and reuse
We’ve happily waved goodbye to plastic milk bottles. Instead, you’ll find a perfectly proportioned 200ml glass bottle in your room, refilled using a milk pergal. In doing so, we’ve discovered a circular win-win – with less plastic waste and less milk going to waste too. You'll also find reusable carafes of filtered water in our rooms instead of bottles.
All waste is separated onsite and our food waste is processed at a local anaerobic digestion facility and converted into renewable energy. Our general waste goes to the state-of-the-art Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre; the waste is used as fuel to generate sustainable energy in the form of electricity - enough for 21,000 Cornish homes. In our kitchens, food is delivered in reusable crates or recyclable cardboard. We ensure we reduce food waste, for example by using all cuts of meat across our three restaurants. The cooking oil we use is also collected for use in biodiesel.
Collect and craft
The beach waste we collect doesn’t just languish in a bag. Last year it became material for Kids’ Zone craft sessions where it was transformed into our Christmas decorations.
Beach Guardian, organisers of community beach cleans and educational workshops, decorated our sea lane Christmas tree with baubles made from ghost fishing waste. Our Kids’ Zone team then got in on the repurposing action, leading a beach waste craft session where children made their own circular decorations.
By January our Christmas trees had found a new purpose too, as part of a natural sea defence project up the coast at Constantine Bay.
Learn about our 10-point 'greenprint' sustainability promise at The Beach Hut.
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