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Plastic Free July Wrap Up

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The team at Mt Barney Lodge are committed to fostering a community of eco-friendly thinkers, doers and believers.

To nurture and develop this community engagement, Mt Barney Lodge actively participates in various sustainability/environmental awareness initiatives to encourage guests to switch their everyday habits to eco-friendly ones.

Mt Barney Lodge recently took part in the Plastic Free July initiative, where guests staying at the property were asked to limit the amount of plastic they bought onsite.

With a focus on our single-use plastic water bottle ban, staff members collected and counted the number of plastic water bottles found in the bins each day. These were physically presented to campers at the office each day.

After only three days of campaigning, the number of plastic water bottles being thrown away onsite dropped by 95%, with almost zero wastage being recorded.

The image above is a representation of the total plastic water bottle count for July. Over the course of the month, we recorded 59 600ml bottles, 21 1L bottles and 23 10L containers. This total of 103 plastic bottles/containers is a small comparison to our 2100 guest nights during July.

Mt Barney Lodge are continuing to encourage guests to refuse the single-use plastic water bottle and swap it for an alternative, such as stainless steel or Nalgene bottles. You can buy your own Mt Barney Lodge Nalgene bottle from the office and refill at the taps located in the campgrounds.

Well done to all campers who left their plastic water bottles at home!

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