Fota Wildlife Park has announced the installation of aluminium drink cans recycling bins throughout the park. Fota Wildlife Park has collaborated with Every Can Counts to promote the recycling of drink cans.
Lynda McSweeney, Head of Education at Fota said “Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the collaboration with “Every Can Counts” which will further enhance our commitment to environmental sustainability. We believe that protecting the environment and promoting sustainability compliments our conservation objectives. As a conservation organisation, we are in a unique position to encourage environmental stewardship with the aim of inspiring our visitors to become proactive in helping to conserve wildlife and the natural world.”
“Since we started the Green Zone project at Fota Wildlife Park we have seen the volume of waste bring sent to landfill reduced by over two thirds. Recycling rates have soared following the creation of three Green Zones for visitors and food waste from the cafes and restaurant is now separated out and used for composting.”
Fota Wildlife Park launched a ‘Going Green’ programme in 2012. This has led to an increase in Park’s recycling rate from 21% to 62%.
Every Can Counts has donated several green branded bins for recycling initiative. The aim of the new initiative is to reduce, reuse and recycle waste produced in the Park.
Fota Wildlife Park said that they have started phasing out the sale of fizzy drinks in plastic bottles in favour or recyclable aluminium canned drinks in its outlets and ice cream kiosk.
“We are delighted to supply receptacles for the collection of drink cans, the worlds most recycled beverage packaging. It’s great to see Fota Wildlife Park not only provide facilities so their visitors can do the right thing with their cans, but also to take an active role in education - passing on the important messages that recycling cans saves energy and that metal recycles forever” said Róisín O’Brien, Programme Manager, Every Can Counts.