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Telephone: +44 1935 48 2000

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Material Utilisation and Recycling

The team at Summer Lodge understand the importance of reducing waste and utilising our materials effectively. At the hotel you will find we take the following measures:

  • Beds removed from guest rooms are used in staff quarters and all other staff accommodation furniture is bought from Cox’s Corner, a second hand furniture store in Bridport
  • Paper, cardboard and glass as well as metal bottle tops, most of our plastic and printer cartridges are recycled
  • Meetings are sometimes held in the garbage compound where we go through our rubbish to see who is throwing items away that could be recycled
  • All paper used in the hotel, including toilet paper and paper towel, is FSC certified (Forestry Stewardship Council) 
  • Our walls are covered in fabric - no harmful paints or wallpaper glue
  • We try where possible, to source wine bottled with real corks. This support the cork forests of Spain and Portugal, sustaining their amazing and rare eco systems
  • Padded envelopes, bubble wrap and other packaging from deliveries are reused
  • We email the weekly rota to everyone, saving ink and paper 
  • Leftover candles are recycled into candles which a local church, the RNLI and Barnardos sell to raise funds
  • For cool evenings, a pile of natural blankets and shawls are available for guests to use
  • Four log burning fires in the hotel provide a friendlier form of heating than air-conditioning and old newspapers are recycled into paper bricks 
  • As part of the ‘Too Good to Waste’ initiative, we offer doggy bags to guests. The boxes themselves are from the LondonBioPackaging company and are compostable, made from recycled materials
  • When we simply cannot avoid printing something, all our printers print on both sides of each page