Caring for our Environment

Sustainability

Mercury Bay Holiday Park operates in a way to support the ongoing sustainability of our unique environment.  We actively:

  • encourage recycling by providing collection bins for paper, glass, aluminium, plastic, tin and batteries and recycle our office waste paper.
  • all accommodation units have separate recycling bins
  • replace standard light bulbs with eco bulbs when they blow out
  • support local businesses, trades people and employ local staff whenever possible.  We support local NZ charities like Kidney Kids and Breast Cancer Research Trust and participate monthly with Whitianga’s Community Patrol
  • purchase whenever possible, from suppliers and manufacturers who are environmentally aware
  • use phosphate free cleaning products whenever possible and are currently trialing steam cleaning options
  • monitor our power, gas, water and waste usage to identify any issues and opportunities
  • donate no longer required food, furniture, linen and other products to local charities
  • have all our common facility lights on sensors and timers to reduce unnecessary power consumption

In the future we are looking at solar water heating options, moving to biodegradable and compostable rubbish bags and bin liners when our current stocks run out.

There are things you can do to help too!

  • Recycle your waste! Many products can be re-used or recycled
  • Implement water conservation where possible
  • Turn off lights where possible
  • Hang out washing to dry rather than use dryers
  • Ensure that you use dump sites for black & grey water (campervans and caravans).

 

The Coromandel Sustainable Tourism Group

The Coromandel Sustainable Tourism Group is made up of local tourism operators who recognise the importance of improving their sustainable business performance and protecting the valuable resources we have in our region.

Members participate in formal sustainability reviews and must be making visible efforts to reduce water and energy useage while minimising waste and pollution. Their contribution to the local community and conservation efforts are also taken into consideration. These businesses have an action plan in place to continue their efforts and are actively implementing and reviewing these on a regular basis with the assistance of a Sustainable Tourism Advisor.