We are trying to make a difference to our planet at The Backpack.
You can rest assured that by choosing to stay with us, you are making a difference as well.
Our cleaning products are bio-degradable
The food waste from the kitchen is used to feed our worm farms
The compost and worm tea from the worm farm is used in our garden and excess is sold and donated to our community project
Throughout the building you will find colour-coded recycling bins, we have a separate company that collects our recyclable materials
The garden at the entrance is waterwise
We support local people by selling their arts and crafts in our community shop
We make use of solar hot water geysers and heat pumps; and water-wise shower heads
Where possible we use LED light bulbs
Our recycling company, Recycle1St, monitors our monthly recycling and sends us a breakdown of what we have recycled.
|Jul 2013||46 kg||100 kg||89 kg||383 kg||19 kg||637 kg|
|Jun 2013||58 kg||51 kg||52 kg||168 kg||12 kg||341 kg|
|May 2013||81 kg||60 kg||108 kg||289 kg||17 kg||555 kg|
|Apr 2013||15 kg||92 kg||69 kg||335 kg||18 kg||564 kg|
|Mar 2013||86 kg||205 kg||163 kg||518 kg||22 kg||1020 kg|
|Feb 2013||48 kg||140 kg||72 kg||368 kg||28 kg||656 kg|
|Jan 2013||141 kg||90 kg||38 kg||323 kg||36 kg||647 kg|
|2012||378 kg||1253 kg||1083 kg||4311 kg||431 kg||7456 kg|
|2011||0||545 kg||387 kg||2020 kg||150 kg||3102 kg|