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Take a Holiday from Plastic Water Bottles

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Every minute, one million non-reusable plastic water bottles are bought and used by people around the world.

This shocking statistic is far surpassing recycling efforts and contributing to ocean, coastlines and inland environmental degradation.

As an eco-tourism centre, Mt Barney Lodge’s mission for environment conservation is continuous. In honour of the 2018 Earth Day campaign to end plastic pollution, we are launching our Take a Holiday from Plastic Water Bottles campaign.

It is time to REFUSE purchasing plastic water bottles, as our recycling options are at breaking point.

As the property is nestled at the foothills of glorious Mt Barney, the environment here remains pristine and mostly untouched. From the 22nd of April, guests will be asked to leave disposable plastic water bottles at home and refill stainless steel, glass, box and ceramic alternatives, as part of our campaign to reduce plastic water bottle usage. The detrimental effect of plastic pollution on the natural environment are well established, and Mt Barney Lodge is taking a number of steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

In addition to the Take a Holiday from Plastic Water Bottles campaign, the Lodge has also recently launched a partnership with Australian-owned company Compost-A-Pak and are handing out compostable bags to campers and guests on arrival, with instructions on what to compost and how to use them.

This partnership follows the recent construction of the Lodge’s new compost bay, which produces compost used to fertilise the plants and gardens on the property.

Small steps, like the ones taken here at Mt Barney Lodge, can lead to great change. Book a holiday with us at Mt Barney Lodge, and ditch the plastic bottle to help the Earth survive for generations to come.

Why wouldn’t you just refill a container as our water is straight from the mountain, and it is free!!


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