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Going Green

Our environmental commitment:
•    Our commitment is to identify and implement eco-friendly policies
•    To reduce, reuse and recycle materials we are using and minimize our waste going to landfill
•    It is our aim to work only with suppliers that are working hard to protect our environment through reducing their packaging and transport to our hotel
•    We monitor utility consumption levels on a monthly basis and aim to reduce consumption at every opportunity

Reduce, re-use and recycle
•    Installation of low energy light bulbs
•    Dedicated recycling units in offices, kitchen and canteen
•    Food Waste Separation
•    Recycling of IT equipment

Going Green at Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes
•    Systems control in place for lighting, heating and air conditioning
•    Restrictors in place to control water flow to reduce usage
•    Energy saving lighting, dimmers and motion detectors are in place
•    We are a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and have received a Silver Award
•    In-house herb garden
•    Micro-fibre cloths are being used by our Housekeeping Team
•    Replace bed linen every other day unless on request
•    Replacing towels in bedrooms on guest request
•    In-bedroom and in-meeting room recycling

Local support
•    Provide information on walks, wildlife and parks for our guests
•    Provide local transport services information to our staff and guests
•    We offer a green alternative taxi company to our guests
•    Provide cycle hire information along with details of various cycle routes
•    Provide complimentary secure bicycle parking for staff and guests
•    Use local and organic produce where possible
•    Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes regularly takes part in events throughout the year in support of variety of charities

Everyday actions
•    Provide newspapers on request to avoid wastage
•    Daily monitoring of water/gas/electricity consumption to aid reducing consumption levels
•    Bulk purchase of concentrate chemicals
•    Refillable chemical containers
•    Compact waste so less collections required
•    Re-use towels on guest request
•    Encourage cycle to work and have provided cycle rack facilities
•    Encourage local transport and provide information on their facilities
•    Provide walking maps and jogging information to all our guests
•    Recycling of paper, plastic, card board, glass, polythene wrappers, tin cans
•    Working with one waste collection company for all recycling collection, including plastic, paper, cans, glass, card board and electronic waste. Separate recycling of food, waste cooking oil, toner cartridges, batteries and fluorescent tubes. Future aim is for all waste to be collected by one company
•    We have a dedicated environmental team driving forward new ideas and practices
•    Ongoing environmental and awareness training