Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Paper & Cardboard
By recycling just one tonne of paper or cardboard saves 2,340 litres of oil, 26,460 litres of water and 2.5 cubic metres of landfill space. If we ignore the water and landfill implications and just look at the oil saved, the saving in Carbon Dioxide is equivalent to 7 tonnes. At the Hotel we recycle some 3.6 tonnes of paper and cardboard each year so that is a saving of 25 tonnes of Carbon dioxde in to the atmosphere.
For every tonne of New glass manufactured the Carbon Dioxide emissions is 8.4 tonnes, for recycled glass that figure drops dramatically to 1.4 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emitted. So by recycling just one tonne of glass we save 7 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide in to the atmoshere. At the Hotel we recycle 14 tonnes of glass each year thus saving 98 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide in to the atmoshere.
We work with "Impact Housing" a local housing charity where we recycle all our bedroom furniture rather than it just filling skips that eventually end up in Landfill sites. We haven't recorded quantities to measure the carbon impact of this but it just makes use feel good that youth groups and people at risk can benefit from these efforts.