Skip the Plastic
Our mission for 2018 is to reduce our plastic footprint.
Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet documentary 2017/18 has been a turning point in highlighting the dangers of excess plastic on our planet
This year we’ve started our Skip the Plastic campaign which aims to encourage all of our guests to:
Wherever you see our Skip the Plastic logo you will see our commitment to reducing our plastic consumption. By doing this we hope to encourage all of our guests to do the same and alter their behaviour towards their use of plastic.
Steps we have taken to reduce our plastic footprint
- Stopped using bin liners in all guest bedrooms
- Only use degradable or compostable liners in communal bins
- Set up a hostel plastic bottle deposit scheme
- Phasing out selling plastic products and replacing with non-plastic (and biodegradable) alternatives
- Installed water bottle refill point in lounge
- Ensure all plastic wrapping is returned to our linen company for recycling
- Replaced all our single-use laundry sachets with paper bags
- All of our BioD cleaning products are bought in large refill containers to minimise unnecessary use of plastic bottles
- We make our own glass cleaner to minimise purchasing of plastic containers
- All plastic bags we find are put in a box for guests to reuse
- We incentivise purchasing reusable coffee cups by offering free coffee refills
- Awareness posters and stickers throughout the hostel
St Ives Plastic-Free Coastlines campaign
We are the founding members of the St Ives Plastic free Steering Group which we set up early this year. Along with several other St Ives businesses we are working towards earning the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic-Free Coastlines status for our community.