To operate a business that is aware of environmental issues and strives to reduce its environmental impact.
- To reduce our environmental impact via careful monitored energy use: the management of water, implementing ethical cleaning supplies and source where practicably possible from local suppliers.
- To reduce the contribution to landfill waste as the business grows and expands through a culture of recycling.
- An awareness and minimisation for both light and sound pollution.
- To use local craftsmen to help maintain the ambiance of a working farm.
- To communicate and educate the hotel team on their individual contribution to the hotels Green Policy. Create and build a new and exciting ‘Green Culture’.
- To encourage guests to become part of the ‘green culture’ at Tewin Bury Farm by communicating ways in which they can contribute.
- To fully comply with legislation and the law, and be proactive with relation to government environmental guidelines.
Our Estate Manager is a keen environmentalist who took on the task of ensuring Tewin Bury Farm became as sustainable as possible beginning with the hotel’s bore hole. With a rich source of natural water 65m beneath the hotel, a bore hole was drilled down removing water which is passed through a filtering system, supplied by Eco Pure Waters and now supplies pure water to the hotel, served in recycled, re-useable glass bottles, saving the cost & transportation of 21,000 bottles of water per year.
In every department bins have been installed to be filled with dry mixed recycling consisting of plastic packaging hard & soft, plastic cups, drink cans, cardboard boxes, newspapers, magazines, metal. These are emptied into our 1100 kilo bins, collected and transferred to a recycling centre along with glass and cardboard, all to be fully recycled.
Green Bins for bio-degradable products are also located around all departments and are collected in corn starch bags and redistributed into 1100 kilo wheelie bins, collected on a weekly basis by a vehicle which runs on bio-fuel, giving a boost to the schemes sustainability. The product goes through a rigorous Anaerobic Digestion (AD) system which is then turned into organic fertilizer which goes back onto the land and also produces electricity which is fed back into the national grid.
Red bins are used for general waste; general waste has rapidly declined in weight due to the recycling segregation system. The general waste is transferred to an incineration plant which is recycled to energy.
All garden waste is composted on site & all our kitchen oil is collected by a local supplier for recycling.
With all of these procedures in place Tewin Bury Farm are extremely proud to announce that at the beginning of 2013 they became one of Hertfordshire’s first Zero to Landfill!