The Hotel

Environmental Policy

 

 

Sustainability is at the core of operations at here at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. As custodians of our beautiful resort and the surrounding environment and are conscious that we must sustain and protect it for future generations to enjoy. We recognise the impact of our operations and are committed to identifying and minimising any effects that may occur.

 

We adopt a proactive approach and our commitment to sustainability runs throughout the hotel with significant investment in environmentally conscious choices.

 

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa takes its position as caretaker and guardian of its immediate environment very seriously and is undergoing an extensive project to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the headland of Inchydoney Island.

 

The hotel is home to one of Ireland’s largest solar arrays which has been generating electricity since 2006.

We most recently decided to make the sustainably conscious switch to Calor BioLPG, which is a 100% renewable energy source.

All departments are committed to responsible recycling and have systems in place to recycle and compost where possible.

Documents are sent by email where possible to reduce the use of paper.

Our team regularly organise beach clean ups with Staff and Local Residents

We sell or donate our hotel stock and furniture, when possible, with every upgrade.

 

Housekeeping Department

 

We use refillable bottles for our cleaning products

We use glass bottles for guest’s water

The soap we provide is packed in a cardboard box so it’s easy to recycle

We have an automated system installed on our washing machines to dispense the washing liquid and softener

We collect use coffee pods and return them to Nespresso for recycling

We collect aluminium drink cans and give them to local school for sale and any money they earn is used to support the school initiatives.

We use biodegradable laundry bags and bathroom coasters

We have switched to LED lighting all around

We use key cards that activate electricity

The furniture in our apartments is made from recycled and reclaimed wood

All public area toilets have a double flusher to help water conservation

The heating in apartments is being upgraded to the new EU regulated energy saving units

 

Food & Beverage

 

We choose and support our most local suppliers first where possible when ordering. This reduces the distance produce has to travel and supports our local artisan producers.

We use ramekins filled with sauces and condiments as opposed to single use sachets.

Chefs closely monitor all food ordering and consumption so we can minimise wastage.

We have a glass bottle crusher on the premises for all the bottles that cannot be taken back by the suppliers.

We only use paper straws in our Food and Beverage areas.

We use paper bags and compostable cutlery, containers, and cups for our takeaway menu.

The jam we use at the hotel is homemade as opposed to single use mini pots

We have a cardboard press on premises that compacts big cardboard boxes and makes it easier to recycle them

Used oil is collected from the kitchen and recycled by Frylite

 

Island Spa

 

Water from the ocean is use in our Seawater Therapy Pool and for our Seawater Treatments.

We partner with Elemis, Les Luneides and Ground to provide environmentally friendly treatments and products for guests.

All the swim wear we retail is made partially from recycled materials.

All our cups, forks and hand towels at juice bar are compostable.

We use refillable dispensers in changing rooms to reduce the use of plastic bottles.

Showers in changing rooms automatically timed to stop to reduce water wastage.

We use rechargeable batteries for our display lights around the spa area & treatment rooms.

 

 

Encouraging guests to play your part

We would love our guests to become involved in our quest to protect our environment.  We encourage all guests to take responsibility during their stay with us and we suggest several ways in which they can help be part of the sustainability journey with us. We would of course also love to hear of any new ideas or suggestions you might have.

Towels left hanging in the bathroom will be left for you to reuse, others will be changed.

Please try not to run water unnecessarily and inform a member of staff if you notice any leaks.

Please turn off all lights and electrical equipment when leaving your room.

     Please close the windows if the heat is on in your room.

Place glass and plastic bottles, used batteries, newspapers, and magazines in the bedroom dustbin. These will be collected by Housekeeping for recycling.  Please use the bathroom dustbin for other waste.

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