Some of the Folly Farm team have organised a local beach clean in an effort to combat plastic pollution ahead of World Refill Day.
Friday, June 16 marks the day to join millions of people around the world to prevent plastic pollution. World Refill Day is a global awareness day to help people live with less waste - and Folly Farm have installed water bottle refill stations and completed a beach clean to help reduce their impact on the planet.
The dedicated Green Team at Folly Farm got together yesterday evening, Wednesday, June 14 to help clean the much-loved Pembrokeshire coast. Staff headed to the beautiful Tenby South Beach, for an evening of beach cleaning.
In just two hours, four large bags of waste products and rubbish were collected. which will be displayed at their Penguin Coast enclosure, forming a visual representation of the problems penguins and other marine animals face in the wild. As well as plastic items, lots of wet wipes, drink cans, plasters and discarded marine rope were collected. Even a cord of a kite that became wrapped around a piece of wood was found, which could have just as easily have tied itself around an animal!
The family attraction is continually reviewing its practices to lower their impact on the planet. In 2021 they replaced the petrol go-carts with electric alternatives, utilising the solar energy they produce on the roof of the Vintage Fairground.
Globally, less than two per cent of packaging is actually reusable. With this in mind, Folly Farm have also joined forces with Refill to install water bottle refill stations across the attraction. There are currently four water stations accessible to guests, free of charge; all that’s needed is a reusable bottle!