As leaders in wildlife conservation and animal care, Fota Wildlife Park takes its responsibilities towards the environment very seriously and is committed to leading by example of the area of recycling and waste management.
The introduction of a series of sustainable practices at the Park since the beginning of 2011 has 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.
Visitors coming to Fota Park can also play their part, and in showcasing the very latest in sustainable practices the staff is hoping to inspire Green initiatives in homes and work places across Ireland.
Reusing materials reduces the need to destroy even more of the world’s wetlands, forests and rivers. Recycling also requires far less energy and uses fewer natural resources so every effort will help to make a difference.