“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere”
“A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy"
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Kenyans are well known for their ingenuity when it comes to turning trash to treasure and The Safari collection are no different. We love to find second lives for things. Old wine bottles become shiny new water bottles, tins turn into planters for seedlings and organic waste from our lodges makes excellent compost for our vegetable gardens. Chemical based cleaning products have been reduced to zero and we only use natural, biodegradable products, including the toiletries and insecticide provided in our rooms.
WATER BOTTLE INITIATIVE
Plastic is not bio-degradable, it just breaks up into tiny pieces over time and remains plastic. It will take a water bottle over 450 years to break down completely and nearly 90% of water bottles are not recycled but end up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose. That’s why The Safari Collection gives every client a reusable metal water bottle for them to keep, reducing the amount of plastic waste being generated. Since introducing the reusable water bottles, we have reduced our plastic waste by 85%. All our drinking water is produced on site using reverse osmosis machines, making it transport-free and packaging-free, as well as delicious. Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective systems for removing all traces of minerals and bacteria from water, leaving it completely pure.
SAVE A BUCKET
The average tap uses two gallons of water per minute. If it takes two minutes to heat the water, that’s four gallons per day, which when calculated at one shower a day, adds up to almost 1500 gallons of water per person per room each year. To help reduce the amount of water we use, we provide a bucket for you to place under the tap when the water is cold. When the water is hot, remove the bucket. The water you collect is re-used for watering plants and cleaning. Just one bucket may not seem like much, but it adds up.
We use solar energy exclusively where possible to provide electricity and water is heated using solar powered boilers. This reduces our electricity use to almost zero, apart from the odd time when the sun doesn’t shine! All our power and water use is monitored and timer switches have been put in place to reduce the power consumption.
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