The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is replacing plastic water bottles with 100% recyclable cartons to help stamp out pollution. The eco-friendly paperboard drinks containers are being introduced for visitors as part of a campaign to minimise plastic pollution.
The innovative park, at Branton, near Doncaster, is aiming to become an ocean-friendly water selling zone. The UK disposes of 13 billion plastic bottles every year but only 50% of them are recycled. Around 13 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year which has a devastating effect on marine life and climate change.
“We are delighted to offer our visitors a way to help save the environment whilst walking through the park” says Steve Batty, head of catering at YWP. “It is important as promoters of conservation that we inspire our visitors to look after the planet in as many ways as possible.”
“The cartons are a compelling new way to drink water on the go, whilst limiting damage to the environment. We have had an excellent reaction to the water boxes so far which is great to see our visitors taking such an interest in the planets well-being.”Steve Batty, Catering Manager
The sustainable water boxes are filled with pure and natural spring water sourced from Somerset. The drinks carton is available in four flavours- original , lemon and lime, strawberry and orange & peach.
YWP, which puts conservation at the heart of all its activities, offers visitors a mesmerising walk through experience coming almost face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful and rare animals, including Amur Tigers, Leopards, Lions, Giraffes and many more.
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