Climate awareness is a hot topic at the moment, and hoteliers and B&B owners are taking greater measures to help out with the battle for an environmentally friendlier place to stay. Eco friendly accommodation in Devon is one such place where more hotels are springing up and implementing eco friendly policies with their businesses. Measures taken by owners include recycled packaging and environmental materials for furniture, cupboards and beds, eco friendly chemicals when washing bedding, as well as thermostats that can control heating of individual rooms. Hoteliers are also more frequently asking their guests to opt for linens to be washed on the second night of their stay rather than the first.
Eco friendly hotels in Plymouth take actions to guard against environmental damage by utilising energy efficient lighting in all the rooms and the appropriate use of sustainable hotel design. Correct insulation of the hotels ensures that heating is trapped inside the building and thus reduces the need to use gas central heating to warm rooms.
You'll also find green accommodation in Torquay that adopt eco-friendly initiatives, and some of the most up to date eco friendly places to stay in Devon utilise sustainable hotel design. Many of the hotel brochures are made from recycled materials and the washing techniques employed use chemicals that are friendly to the environment. Many eco hotels have got rid of non-biodegradable Styrofoam cups and cleaning products no longer include CFC aerosols.
Many owners of smaller Devon B&B establishments have adopted more stringent environmental measures to control the use of harmful materials such as aerosols in their cleaning products. Green B&Bs in Torquay are following 'eco' policies more closely, as are eco friendly B&Bs in Ilfracombe: many of the guests are asked to use their bedding for longer and to hang their towels back on the rack in the bathroom. With water conservation, some B&Bs in Devon use special shower heads, toilets and taps in order to save water.