Environmental Policy

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

At South Wales touring Park, Fferm Llwynifan Farm, we care for the environment.

We are constantly looking at ways to become more environmentally friendly.

Please help us, and the environment by reading our policy below and follow the suggestions.

 

What we do,  and how you can help.
Recycling – Please recycle your waste.

  • We recycle all our glass (Large bin)
  • Tins, paper, cardboard and plastic bottles. (All go into the green bins) PLEASE NO GLASS IN THE GREEN BINS.
  • Please separate, where possible clean your recycling materials and use the recycling bins provided.

Energy Conservation

  • Our electric power showers, only warm up the water when being used.
  • All of our lights are now low energy LED lights, and all are on timers , movement sensors or dusk to dawn sensors.
  • We are installing an air heat exchanger in our showers and toilet block, this means that any stale air, and heat generated from the showers is taken up by the system, fresh air is then brought in, and the heat is exchanged over to the fresh air coming in, this prevents any waste of heat and energy.
  • We have installed 9Kw of solar panels on various out buildings around the farm some of these feed into an energy storage battery pack.
  • Please do not use electric heaters in awnings, as this is not environmentally friendly and is a waste of energy.
  • Biomass Boiler – the “cow shed” (Hywels house) is heated by a pellet based, biomass boiler,  Biomass is known as a “carbon lean” fuel, producing a fraction of the carbon emissions of fossil fuels Biomass fuels generate low levels of atmospheric pollutants and do not contribute to ‘acid rain’ with nasties such as sulphur dioxide that are released by fossil fuels.  The wood pellets come from a sustainable, renewable, UK based source.

    Water use

    • Many of our taps are water saving easy release.
    • Our toilets have a water saving dual flush cistern, which uses less water.
    • We monitor our water usage, and any dripping taps we repair, PLEASE turn off the taps on your pitches when you go out for the day, our water pressure varies, and some times  such fluctuations can cause connections to “Pop off” wasting valuable water.
    • In summer during droughts we request that any clean water is used to water our shrubs (We will put up appropriate signage when this is needed)

    Thoughtful Purchasing

    • We use local producers and suppliers whenever possible.
    • Please think of the environment before making any purchases and re-use shopping bags.
    • Our toilet paper is bought from “Who gives a Crap” and is made with 100% forest friendly bamboo, and they help provide proper sanitation for the 2 billion people in need.
    • All bags used in our facility bins are biodegradable.
    • Buy local produce where possible, CLICK HERE  for local shops, and information on food deliveries to the park.

    Transport

    • The best way to cut pollution is to reduce the number of car journeys. Please walk, cycle or use public transport whenever possible. A guide to local public transport and bus timetables is on our website CLICK HERE
    • We have installed a 7kw electric car charging point, if you wish to use this please see Hywel or Carthrin.
    • Our tractors run on biodiesel where possible.

    Trees and Grounds

    • We have planted over 100 trees and have over 300 various shrubs around the park . We donate to the Troserch woodland society each year which is  a short walk from the park. 
    • We have bird boxes placed around the park to encourage the native birds to roost.
    • As we need to buy new machinery, where possible, these will be electric, and charged up using the solar panel energy.  (Ie Hedge cutters, blowers etc)

    Laundry

    • We use linen hand towels in our facilities, these are washed at 60°C once a day,  during our busy season.
    • To dry them we do use the tumble dryer, but only when our solar panels are working well.  When  possible we do put them out on our line to dry naturally.
    • We use “smol” washing detergent, which use a  lower level of added chemicals per wash when compared to the other capsule brands. Learn more here. 

      The  packaging this comes in is made from Forest Stewardship Council® approved, sustainable materials and is 100% recyclable too.

    What we plan to do over the coming years.

    • We plan on installing an air to water air source heating system, for the hot water in the showers and hand wash basins.
    • We plan on installing a water collection system to flush the toilets.
    • We plan on installing three phase power, to have fast charging points for electric vehicles.
    • We also intend to continue to increase the number of native plants and hedges around the site and replace non-native species.

    South Wales touring park – Llwynifan farm is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and by following these simple suggestions we can help to keep it that way. We welcome your feedback in ways we could improve and would appreciate your help.