Holiday park eco push


Tregoad Holiday Park, near Looe, has stepped up its sustainability efforts as part of a multi-million-pound investment programme.

As part of the initiative, the park has invested £300k in planting various indigenous plant species, and installed various new habitats including three natural beehives, duck houses, bird and bat boxes made from recycled electric cable colonies.

The park is also spending £36k on upgrading its wildlife walk, adding an additional 2km to allow guests access to more of the park’s rich landscape and range of wildlife.

General manager Matt Way said: “Our wildlife assets are central to Tregoad, with our signature lakes and woodland walk a core part of our guest experience. We believe we have a responsibility to nurture and enhance our natural surroundings, helping Cornwall’s local environment thrive and contribute to a greener future.

“As well as focusing on wildlife and planting, we’ve been assessing everything we’re doing at Tregoad to ensure we’re operating as sustainably as possible. For example, we’ve introduced a new foul waste treatment to allow the park to be self-sufficient, installed water refill taps, and reused construction materials across the site such as our toilet blocks, which have been crushed and reused as road infill.

“We’re also continuing to work with Climate Vision to identify ways in which we can continue to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Tregoad Holiday Park works with more than 50 local suppliers, including Flotsam Flo which creates fashion accessories from waste that is typically difficult to recycle. Tregoad Holiday Park actively takes in items including old wetsuits, which are then upcycled by Flotsam Flo to be sold in its shop. The park is the first holiday park in the UK to go ‘full cycle’ in recycling, upcycling, and redistributing in such a manner.

Way added: “Collaboration is key to helping us tackle climate change. We’re proud to be working with like-minded businesses who champion sustainability and consider their environmental impact when planning their future investment and areas of growth.”