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At the BEST WESTERN Russell Hotel we are committed to providing a good quality service while minimising the environmental impact of our activities.
As part of this commitment we are a member of the
Green Tourism Business Scheme
which provides accreditation and encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. By promoting sustainable practices the scheme will help ensure the continued enjoyment of the environment around us for future generations.
At the BEST WESTERN Russell Hotel where possible.
Cardboard is separated for collection.
Glass is separated for collection
Low energy light bulbs are used where possible and we are also in the final stages for all down lights to be replaced with low wattage (LED).
All gardening is pesticide free and we aim to encourage beneficial insects.
Re-use towels for a second and subsequent nights of their stay.
Change bed linen after 3rd night of stay unless request by our guests.
Use refillable toiletries to eliminate disposal of plastic in ‘landfill’.
Use recycled paper products.
Support the local food producers.
Use environmentally friendly washing and cleaning products.
Leave hazardous waste such as batteries with us for safe disposal at our local recycling centre.
Constantly reviewing current operation to look at adopting a more environmental approach. Examples below.
Implemented waterless Urinals in the Gentleman’s toilets
Movement sensors on Corridors for lighting
½ hour metering for Electricity
We encourage our guests to support local tourist attractions and events.
We welcome, support, participation, and suggestions from you our customers as to how we can improve our environmental policy and protect the environment and increase the enjoyment of your stay.