Green Traveller

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.

The Backpack Worm Farm

The majority of our clean­ing prod­ucts are bio-​degradable and septic tank safe; and the company collects and reuses their containers
Vegetable waste from the kitchen is used to feed our worm farms
Table scraps go into the bokashi and taken to the Woodstock Peace Garden
The com­post and worm tea from the worm farm is used in our gar­den
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 artists 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
We have battery containers on the premises and recycle batteries at a local store
Our old computer hardware is donated to a computer company, who rebuilds this into computers which are donated to disadvantaged schools
Printer cartridges are recycled at a primary school in the area
The napkins and take-away containers in the Cafe are all compostable and / or bio-degradable
Our juice supplier has been chosen due to the company collecting and reusing their containers
Tap water is available to our guests in reusable glass bottles; we do not stock plastic water bottles
Discarded beer bottle tops are saved and donated to a local artist who turns these into fridge magnets and other crafts, creating sustainable employment for himself

MONTHLY RECY­CLING
Our recy­cling com­pany, Recycle1St, mon­i­tors our monthly recy­cling and sends us a break­down of what we have recycled.

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