Reducing our water usage and waste generation are a large priority for us at Ballynahinch Castle. The hotel has its own water treatment plant on-site, which means we are entirely self-sufficient and are not on any mains water system.
We understand that excessive water and waste is a huge energy drain, and as we endeavour to continuously reduce our carbon footprint, we have taken many actions to remove the waste of water and goods. Some of these actions include water efficient taps, showers, and toilets, towel and linen reuse programmes as well as recycling and composting programmes.
All staff have been trained in waste separation to ensure that any waste produced is disposed of correctly, reducing the volume going to landfill.
Our targets for 2023 are to reduce landfill waste by 21%, food waste by 26% and water usage by 5%.
We have joined GreenHospitality.ie Plastic Smart program in an effort to remove Single Use Plastic's from the estate. A list of those removed or mitigated can be found here...