Swanage Scuba is going to create 10 full time jobs but will create trickledown into the local economy as food products and gifts will all be sourced locally and divers will stay in local hotels.
Water experiences good visibility in the summer months when the centre will be open and we aim to run activities in our training pool during periods when conditions are not suitable.
The centre will be built on Knoll Beach amongst the sand dunes.
How is Swanage SCUBA going to be sustainable?
Trash Management � Swanage SCUBA and has adopted a new plan for the trash the centre makes. With this new plan, we have decreased the amount of trash by almost 90%. Here are some of the ways we manage our wastes:
We have started a recycling program for the hotel and for the Ocotal Beach area
We do not purchase individually wrapped containers for items such as butter, jelly, sugar, etc
All organic trash is composted into fertilizer for our gardens
We no longer purchase environmental un-friendly products such as Styrofoam
We carefully monitor the use of items to reduce trash and reuse what we can
Saving Water and Water Treatment � We have installed a complete water treatment plant that recycles the water we use into clean fresh water for our irrigation system.
Energy Saving � Many parts of the resort are open air allowing for natural illumination and ventilation. We also use energy efficient light bulbs whenever possible.
Use of Environmental Friendly products � All cleaning products for the hotel are environmentally friendly products.
Our Main goal is to raise awareness of the environmental issues which affect the local area and to ensure people can become involved in sustainable practice which will help protect the local ecosystems and
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