We read about plastic pollution in the news, and many of us have seen the worrying images of plastic waste floating in our oceans.
In a bid to do our part in tackling this worldwide environmental issue, our team has been busy putting in place new procedures as part of a long-term commitment to reduce the quantity of single-use plastic we use and to support a more sustainable future.
If you’ve stayed overnight at Ragdale Hall over the past month you might have noticed that plastic cups have now been removed from water machines in bedroom corridors.
All bedrooms in the Hall are provided with a water jug which can be filled from any of the water machines, or from any of the bars. Our Boutique and Gift Shop also sell a range of reusable water bottles, so there’s plenty of options to keep you fully hydrated throughout your stay.
Ragdale Hall Managing Director David Hamdorff said: “Up until recently, the Hall was using 10,600 single-use plastic cups a week.
“While we do recycle our plastic waste, removing plastic cups at water machines around the Hall is one of the simplest ways our guests can contribute to plastic reduction when staying with us.
“The response from guests so far has been incredibly supportive, and we’re looking forward to rolling this out to more areas of the Hall including our staff canteen, and treatment rooms.
“As part of our ‘green vision’ we’re making conscious steps to reduce single-use plastic around the Hall, and we hope guests will continue to join us in our ongoing mission to support global efforts to reduce environmental impact.”