I am always looking for ways improve the “green credentials” of Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast. The summary below lists the actions I am already taking and I encourage guests to suggest future actions. If you would like to make a suggestion or ask about any of the activities please feel free either before, during or after your stay.
Sausages, bacon and Hogs pudding from our local butcher.
Free Range Cornish eggs from a local supplier
Locally baked bread.
Fair-trade products where possible.
Sorting all the rubbish for recycling.
Using the compost bins for vegetable waste and garden waste.
Buying in bulk and trying not to buy products that are over packaged.
Recycling old carpets through Wadebridge Freegle.
Using water from tap run offs on the balcony plant troughs.
Using left over bottled water from the rooms in the steam iron
Recycling is collected every fortnight and recycled within Cornwall.
All glass, plastic milk bottles, tins, aluminium foil, clothes and cardboard (or compost it).
Unwanted household items and clothing are recycled via the local Cornwall Cares shop.
During the day the house is mainly powered by a 4kw solar panel array. Surplus energy goes to the Grid. Energy efficient light bulbs are used throughout. The website is powered entirely by renewable energy. Room televisions and heating are turned off during quiet times.
I shop locally on an electric bike thus reducing food miles.
I support local enterprise / business by:
Using local shops and services for all supplies in the first instance.
Hiring local trade’s people to do building, plumbing etc.
Being a member of Visit Cornwall thus supporting the destination.
By applying to be graded under The Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Help and contribute to local events such as the Lions Beer Festival, Camel Valley River Festival and Wadebridge Carnival. Steve supports the Woodland Trust through monthly subscription.
In the garden
Don’t use chemical pesticides or fertilisers.
Use peat free compost and our own leaf mould.
There is a 800 litre capacity for storing rainwater for use during dry weather.
In the house
All laundry is washed on site with eco-products and air dried.
Only environmentally friendly cleaning products are used.
Public and sustainable Transport
I encourage guests to arrive by public transport by arranging free collection from the nearest bus stops. Car free days for keen walkers are also encouraged, and the use of local buses – there are many walks from our doorstep and always help with route planning and connections.
You are welcome to borrow binoculars for seal or bird watching.
Overnight drying facilities are available.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and get in touch if there is anything that you can share that will help to reduce the impact on the environment.