In 2018 alone, our retail and catering departments used 2.2 tonnes less plastic packaging than the year before. That’s the same weight as an adult white rhino!
Black polystyrene trays have been replaced with PET plastic and aluminium alternatives. Aluminium can be recycled an infinite number of times. In fact, it has been estimated that 75% of aluminium that’s ever been produced is still in use today.
Water bottle refilling
Visitors can ask for their water bottles to be refilled free of charge at any of our catering outlets.
Orange juice bottles
The estate farm shop has replaced the bottles it uses for freshly-squeezed orange juice, so that they are more easily recyclable. The new bottles, made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic are easy to recycle and are more lightweight. This will reduce our use of plastic by 431kg each year.
Our gift shops and the estate farm shop replaced plastic carrier bags with a paper alternative. These can be easily recycled, or even composted, and pose minimal threat to wildlife if littered.
Disposable coffee cups
Our food-to-go outlets and the estate farm shop no longer use conventional takeaway coffee cups, which contain a plastic lining - we now opt for recyclable or compostable alternatives.