With the help of anaerobic digestion (AD), a resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales has achieved the international ‘Green Key’ award in recognition of its high environmental standards.
With awarded establishments in 65 countries, Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label for the tourism sector.
In Wales, Green Key is operated by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, which also manages the Blue Flag programme for clean beaches.
Over the past year, the Bluestone National Park Resort has halved the amount of general waste produced and uses a local anaerobic digestion facility to turn all food waste into bioenergy and fertiliser.
Marten Lewis, head of corporate responsibility at Bluestone, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Green Key eco award. Our team has worked so hard to achieve this and we are so proud to be accredited.
“At Bluestone, we take sustainability – and protecting and supporting our environment – very seriously. Free Range Future is our sustainability movement. We thank Green Key, our guests, and our teams for all their fantastic efforts and great support as we all work towards a more sustainable, and Free Range Future.”
“It’s fantastic to see one of Wales’ leading holiday resorts taking action to help protect and enhance our environment,” said Lesley Jones, chief executive of Keep Wales Tidy.
“We’d like to congratulate the Bluestone team on their success and welcome them to the Green Key family.”