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World Environment Day 2023: #BeatPlasticPollution and Make a Difference

June 5, 2023
June 5, 2023 - World Environment Day 2023: #BeatPlasticPollution and Make a Difference

World Environment Day is a global event celebrated annually on June 5th. Led by the United Nations, World Environment Day is dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and encouraging positive action.

World Environment Day 2023

This year, the theme is centered around finding solutions to the pervasive problem of plastic pollution, aiming to inspire individuals and communities to take actual steps towards a sustainable future.

As an eco-friendly holiday accommodation provider in the stunning Peak District, we understand the importance of minimizing our impact on the environment and are committed to sharing actionable tips for everyone to contribute to the fight against plastic pollution.

Understanding the Plastic Pollution Crisis:

Plastic pollution poses a severe threat to our planet, impacting our health, economy, and ecosystems. Single-use plastics, such as bags, bottles, and straws, accumulate in landfills, pollute oceans, and harm wildlife.

What we often don’t realise is that tiny plastic particles make their way into our food chain, posing risks to our health. Micro plastic particles are so small we don't see the problem, but it's crucial that we address this issue urgently and collectively.

Did you know that plastic takes 450 years to decompose? From 1950 to 2017, an estimated 902 billion tons of plastic was produced and the frightening thing is that 7 billion tons of this has become waste. Sadly less than 10% of plastic used around the world is recycled. 12 million tons of plastic are poured into the ocean every year!

Simple Steps to Take Action:

  1. Refuse Single-Use Plastics: One of the most effective ways to prevent plastic pollution is to avoid using single-use plastics. Instead choose reusable alternatives like cloth bags, water bottles, and utensils, or reuse plastic bags you already have instead of picking up new ones. Refuse plastic freebies, you don't need them! Don't buy bottled water, use a refillable aluminium bottle. By making small switches like this, you can significantly reduce your plastic footprint.
  2. Recycle Properly: Recycling is essential, but it's equally crucial to recycle correctly. Learn about your local recycling guidelines and ensure you separate recyclable materials from other waste. Encourage others to do the same to promote a recycling culture in your community.
  3. Support Eco-Friendly Products: Look for products that are made from sustainable materials and packaging. Support companies that prioritize eco-friendly practices and use biodegradable or compostable materials instead of plastics. Our welcome pack is plastic free with Peak District Dairy milk in glass bottles, and butter wrapped in paper, ground coffee from Peak Bean in eco packaging, home baked bread in paper bags and our delicious oatie biscuits presented under a glass dome, so no need for clingfilm! We also buy in bulk where possible which reduces packaging. eco-friendly welcome pack
  4. Participate in Clean-up Initiatives: Join local clean-up initiatives and volunteer for neighbourhood clean-ups or conservation projects. By actively participating in these events, you can directly contribute to reducing plastic pollution in your area and inspire others to do the same. Why not join the volunteers at the Peak Park or take part in Volunteers Week ?
  5. Spread Awareness: Make use of the power of social media and personal networks to spread awareness about plastic pollution. Share informative posts, articles, and statistics, using the #BeatPlasticPollution hashtag to amplify the message. Once we have the facts about a problem we are more inclined to act on solutions. Encourage others to take action and make sustainable choices.

On this World Environment Day, let's remember that our collective actions, no matter how small, can create a significant impact on combating plastic pollution. By refusing single-use plastics, recycling correctly, supporting eco-friendly products, participating in clean-up initiatives, and spreading awareness, we can all contribute to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable planet.

Let's embrace these simple steps in our daily lives and inspire others to do the same. Let us know what actions you are taking. Together, we can beat plastic pollution and create a greener future for generations to come.


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  • star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    September 21, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    September 15, 2019

    star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    July 11, 2019
  • star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    April 3, 2020

    star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    September 14, 2019

    star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    January 2, 2020
  • star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    July 16, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    October 25, 2019
  • star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    June 7, 2019

    star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    June 18, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    January 30, 2020

    star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019
  • star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    July 28, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    February 6, 2020

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    June 13, 2019
  • star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    October 4, 2019

    star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    November 5, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019

    star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    February 3, 2020

    star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    August 17, 2019

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