Goodbye Plastic Straws!

April 17, 2018

We think it’s only fair that we do everything possible to protect the beautiful Suffolk Coast. As part of our initiative to reduce the way we harm the environment, we are proud to announce that there will be no more plastic straws at The Brudenell Hotel.

It is estimated the UK uses 8.5 billion straws a year, according to the Marine Conservation Society. Plastic straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach clean-ups with single-use straws taking more than 200 years to break down.

Being based in the beautiful town of Aldeburgh we’re surrounded by nature which we have to protect, so going forward our guests will receive paper straws or wooden stirrers - when requested.

And it doesn’t stop there. Along with recycling, The Brudenell has been awarded a Silver and Gold Green Tourism Award over the years for its commitment to sustainable tourism.

“It’s been a quick and easy change for us”, says Hotel Manager, Kairi Kett. “In keeping with our Silver Green Tourism award, we try to reduce our impact on the environment on a daily basis. For example, we have been separating food waste from general waste for some years now, send all used oil away to be recycled as bio fuel and have signs around the hotel to switch off lights when no longer needed”.

We are constantly reviewing ways in which we can help the environment more. The White Lion, Brudenell’s sister hotel in Aldeburgh, has plans to follow suit in the near future.

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