Titanic Spa in Linthwaite, the UK’s first eco spa, has teamed up with Orchard Facilities Management to boost its recycling levels.
The collaboration has already led to the introduction of new mixed and cardboard recycling schemes at the former textile mill, which was originally built in 1911, the same year as the Titanic.
Matt Barker of Titanic Spa said the initiative had been prompted by feedback from the company’s eco focus group which had highlighted an increase in the volume of cardboard waste being generated by the resort.
“Our eco focus group meets regularly to ensure that we are continually monitoring our impact on the environment as we work towards becoming a fully carbon neutral and sustainable business,” he said.
“Orchard has helped us introduce new systems which include segregating food waste as well as recycling cardboard.”
Justin Holley of Orchard Facilities Management said the new waste strategy covered general waste, mixed recyclables and cardboard.
“Improving recycling levels will not only help the spa align its environmentalpractices with its strict eco principles but it will also help them reduce costs as less of their waste is sent to landfill,” she said.
Titanic Spa invested £1.5m in creating a carbon neutral building when the former mill premises were redeveloped. It is powered by solar energy and has its own bore hole which provides drinking and bathing water for the spa.