From Discover Newquay
Much of Cornwall is economically reliant on the tourism industry, in Newquay alone its 20,000 population grows to 100,000 in the peak of the season, (Restormel Borough Council) which inevitably has some impact on the environment and local community. By making positive choices we can all help to look after Newquay to ensure that it retains everything that is special about it for not only visitors but local people too.
5 Ways to be the Best Visitor
Small Steps. . .Big Impact!
1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Recycling in Restormel is collected from households every week in special recycling sacks and is free to local residents and visitors:
Lilac Bag Aluminium foil, Cans – Food, drinks and aerosol cans & Plastic bottles – Please remove tops then wash and squash.
Green Bag Glass bottles and jars.
Clear Bag Paper - newspapers, magazines, BT and Thomson phone directories, catalogues and brochures, junk mail (remove plastic wrappings), white office paper, stationery and small amounts of shredded paper. Please leave Yellow Pages in a separate carrier bag. I
Blue Bag Textiles - Clean, dry clothes, linen, curtains, duvets, pillows, handbags and shoes.
Cardboard Flat pack and bundle
For visitors staying in hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation look for recycling bins to recycle bottles, cans and other recyclables during your stay in Cornwall. Ask for recycling at the restaurants, bars, hotels and special events you visit during your stay.
Other Waste Reduction Tips:•
- Bring a reusable bag with you for souvenir shopping. If you do obtain disposal bags when shopping, be sure to reuse them. When they no longer function, please recycle your plastic bags at a local supermarket.
- Consider souvenir choices carefully for reusability, recyclability and recycled content. For example, a local bottle of wine, jar of gourmet foods or locally made lotion may serve as a valuable memento of your stay. Once you have enjoyed the product inside, the bottle can be recycled and no waste is generated.
2. Reduce traffic: walk, cycle or use public transport Walking, cycling and even horse riding are great ways to see the area without adding to traffic. Use public transport if you need to travel to your start point, but try exploring near to where you are staying - there are some fantastic places to see right on your doorstep!. There are more and more fully accessible routes becoming available, ensuing access for all, too. Have a look at our Car Free Days Out section by clicking on the link. And please let us know your ideas!
Did you know that 59% of car journeys in the UK are less than 5 miles and 25% are less than 2 miles?
3. Stay Local, Eat Local, Buy Local, See Local Support local producers and services - this way your pennies have a real benefit to the communities of Cornwall and you get to see and taste the real quality that Cornwall offers. Visit farmer's markets, farm shops, village stores, pubs and cafes. Much of our distinctive culture is evident in the hundreds of community events that happen throughout the year and are well worth supporting - and the food and drink is simply fantastic. Check out Trevilley Farm Shop in Newquay.
4. Chill out - switch off.... Enjoy a fabulous, light touch holiday.....switch off lights and dripping taps; use the voluntary laundry card scheme where you see it, so that only towels that need washing are laundered; every single effort helps protect and enhance our beautiful environment. It takes a moment and it's all worth it!
5. When in Rome..... To enjoy Cornwall at its best, we can help you get to know all the nooks and crannies of local knowledge - like beach safety, local cultural events, and the Countryside Code which reminds visitors to protect plants and animals; take litter away; leave gates and property as you find them; keep dogs under close control; consider other people and users when visiting the countryside.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy your holiday!
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