Since starting our Environmental Management plan we have focussed on the reduction of waste and all waste is segregated and where possible recycled. Not all waste can be recycled but we have made significant progress reducing our landfill by over 60%.
Where possible we use recycled materials to use up the waste generated by others. Our pots and Picture labels are now made from recycled plastics.
Currently we recycle:
- Plastic (including waste pots)
- Office paper (shredded where appropriate)
- Drinks cans and bottles from staff room
Most of our recyclable waste is collect weekly or monthly from the site dependant on the volumes at that time of year.
Solar panels coupled with our energy saving initiatives generates over 30% of our annual electricity.
Since 2007 we have reduced our waste to landfill by 82% through reduction and recycling.
Pest & disease
Through integrated pest management we have reduced pesticide usage by 25%.
Our 7 million litre reservoir and collection system makes us self sufficient in water a 100% reduction!