5 APPROACHES WITH SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP YOUR VILLA AND YOUR CLIENTS TREAD MORE LIGHTLY ON THE PRECIOUS IONIAN ENVIRONMENT NEXT SEASON:
Ø We have eliminated at least 3 single-use plastic products from our business, eg: plastic straws, plastic cups, plastic cutlery, plastic bags.
Ø We have introduced reusable alternatives for the replacement of single-use plastic water bottles:
- installed water filters or kitchen tap eg we have a Birkey Filter!
- purchased refillable water cooler
- provided refillable water bottles/flasks to take to beach
Ø We source refillable cleaning products
Ø We use laundry baskets/sacs instead of plastic bags
2. Composting/Organic Waste Management:
Ø We have a compost bin to throw organic waste or/and supply a neighbour with organic waste for their animals/compost.
3. Waste Separation Facilities:
Ø We make sure our business has a recycling system for all categories of waste (plastic, glass, paper).
Ø We make sure that we deliver the non-compost to a recycling centre if applicable.
4. Water Conservation Efforts:
We have completed at least 2 of the following actions:
Ø installed aerated showers/taps
Ø reduced cistern size on loos to reduce water usage.
Ø Installed dual flush for low flush option
Ø Use a sterna or other stores to harvest rainwater over the winter or to use in pool
5. Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation Efforts:
We have completed at least 2 of the following:
Ø installed solar panels
Ø installed energy-efficient air con units
Ø installed ceiling fans instead of/to complement air con units
Ø displayed polite reminders to guests to turn off air con when not in the room or at night
How many changes can you make?
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