Brockville Green Policy
|We are working to reduce the impact
that our home has on the environment and modelling our
activities in accord with the Green Tourism
& WASTE REDUCTION
We actively promote and encourage waste recycling. We provide
appropriate bins for our rubbish – plastics, paper, cardboard,
newspaper, glass, batteries, clothes and books.
We reuse whatever we can, and if we cannot reuse it ourselves, we
pass it on for others to do so.
We are always looking at new ways to reduce consumption and have
recently installed double glazing throughout the house, as well
as increasing our loft insulation to 30cm.
We have this year (2013) installed solar panels.
When guests are out, we switch off TV’s, towel rails and lower the
heating temperatures, or turn off, if appropriate.
Monitoring our electricity and heating use helps identify energy
Washing is done using low temperature wash cycles, using
phosphate-free detergent. We encourage the reuse of towels and
have a drying horse for napkins and cloths.
We use outdoor washing lines to dry laundry, weather permitting.
We have a programme to replace light bulbs with energy efficient
At Breakfast, to save waste, we prepare food to order.
To reduce food miles, we source as much of our food
locally as possible, utilising Scottish or British food, whenever
We prefer unpacked fruit and veg, wherever we
can buy it.
We shop using local stores for our breakfast
produce. The Cooperative store, Tobermory Fish Company and our local butcher,
Wynne Brothers of Fort William.
We grow our own garnish herbs and make our own breads, marmalade
and lemon curd.
Helen makes the biscuits, cakes and tray bakes served in the
rooms, to complement award winning biscuits from our local Island
bakery in Tobermory.
On the hospitality trays, we use individual storage jars, using Fairtrade coffee and we provide fresh milk, rather than UHT
portions to reduce packaging. We also offer Fairtrade and
organic teas. Kettles show cup marks on the side, so only the
necessary amount of water need be heated.
To reduce the use of harmful chemicals, we use Ecover
environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Bathroom products are free from SLS, SLES and Paraben
We encourage the use of public transport by providing lifts to
and from the bus stops in Tobermory.
On our website, we give
full details of public transport.
rooms we provide options for days out without cars, and maps,
books and leaflets of activities which needn’t involve car-use,
i.e. horse-riding, fishing, golf, tennis, canoeing and swimming.
Where possible, we communicate by email and we keep paper records
to an absolute minimum, at all times.
We are constantly looking for ways to minimise our impact on the
environment and always welcome any suggestions to assist in
achieving our goals.
Isle of Mull,
Tel: 01688 302741 E-mail: