Haven Holiday’s, WRAP Cymru, Plan Recycling Consulting and Wybone have created the perfect collaboration to help visitors recycle whilst on holiday. Wybone have installed the RLA recycling units across six of Haven’s holiday parks in Wales. The recycling units will provide visitors the opportunity to recycle their cans, plastic bottles, newspapers and cardboard on the go around the parks.
The project is funded by a grant from WRAP Cymru (Waste & Resources Action Programme in Wales) for their Recycle on the Go scheme. The scheme aims to provide grants for businesses to provide recycling facilities for people to use when they’re out and about.
The RLA recycling units are constructed from glass fibre composite (GFC) with a timber or recycled plastic slatted front. The strong GFC body is available in a variety of colours with the slatted front in light oak, dark oak, or wood effect recycled plastic. The RLA’s are available in single, double, triple and quad units enabling recycling of up to four waste streams. Galvanised steel liners are integrated with the front panel sections making the unit really easy to empty. The timber slats help the unit blend into outdoor surroundings so it looks fantastic in parks, open spaces, and perfect for the Haven holiday parks!
The launch of Haven’s brand new recycling units took place in Gwynedd on 20th June and was met with astounding success. Visitors and staff really got involved and highlighted what the project has to offer. Haven aim to cut their carbon footprint by 10% by the end of the year, and 50% by 2020. Schemes like this will really make a difference to the amount of waste, which previously would have gone to landfill.
Plan Recycling Consulting who have provided project management to the overall programme from its inception through to launch and will continue to monitor the project going forward. Andy Newton from Plan Recycling Consulting said of the launch “It’s been an incredible day and really brings to life what can be achieved through a project such as this one.” WRAP Cymru Recycle on the Go Project Manager Ruth Llewellyn said “If Wales is to reach its target of recycling 70 per cent of its waste by 2025, we can’t just recycle when we’re at home. It’s essential that we recycle when we’re out and about – including on holiday.”