Titanic Spa, the UK’s first eco-spa and multi-award winning luxury retreat in Huddersfield, tackles the crisis of single-use plastic by launching an environmental initiative to cut the use of plastic bottles, straws and cups.
As a national leader in eco-conscious spa facilities and practices, Titanic Spa teamed up with members of Natural Kirklees’ Environmental Alliance and volunteers from Huddersfield pharmaceutical company Thornton & Ross to clear Lowestwood Pond. After finding and removing over 500 plastic water bottles, several bags of waste were sent to be recycled. When not recycled, single use plastics can take around 1,000 years to decompose, infiltrating our water systems and endangering the local wildlife.
Stunned by the volume of plastic bottles that were found in the pond, which can take around 1,000 years to decompose, the team at Titanic Spa decided to activate its no-plastic initiative with immediate effect. Stopping the use of single-use plastic bottles, cups and straws in the spa and replacing with recyclable paper alternatives, Titanic Spa hopes to spread the message. The spa is also introducing more eco-friendly, re-useable water bottles which are identifiable by the stylish Titanic Spa Logo and can filled up directly from the natural water source on site and taken home to keep.
Since Yorkshire is home to some of the UK’s freshest, cleanest water, Titanic Spa’s natural spring, found 100m below the spa, enables guests to sip on mineral-rich water without the need for plastic packaging.
The new eco-initiative at Titanic Spa is in keeping with the spa’s existing eco credentials – powered by solar panels and kept a comfortable temperature year-round with Low U value windows, Titanic Spa also uses its natural water spring to fill the swimming pools and plunge pools with fresh water. Towels are cleaned on site using an OTEX laundry system, an energy efficient system used by many hospitals to powerfully clean on a low temperature, and with ozonated water to disinfect materials gently.
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