Leisure group opens recycling depot at Shelly Beach

2011-02-04 00:00

THE eco-inspired Go Green project launched by the Beekman Group, a leisure enterprise, made another development on the South Coast when a public recycling depot was opened in Shelly Beach on Wednesday.

Said the group’s director, Wayne Beekman, “The Go Green project is aimed at mobilising ourselves, encouraging others and initiating a company- and district-wide recycling programme with the aim of minimising the impact that we all have on the environment.”

At Beekman House, the South Coast headquarters, mini recycling depots have been established on each floor, as well as a larger recycling depot in the basement.

Other eco-friendly practices which have been implemented at the head office include geysers fitted with timing switches, the use of more energy-efficient hydro-boilers and LED lights, regular feedback on the quantities of recycled material collected and the use of bio­degradable detergents and cleaning products as well as recycled paper for everyday printing.

The new recycling depot will provide facilities to sort waste and recyclable materials into separate categories such as glass, light bulbs, plastics, aluminium, batteries and paper banks.

“We are acutely aware of the impact that the day-to-day operations of holiday resorts can have on the local environment,” said Beekman.

“In 2009, a number of eco-friendly pilot projects were successfully tested at various resorts within the Beekman Group’s managed portfolio, and these are now being rolled out across to our other resorts.”

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