Environment & Sustainable Tourism
Here at Keigwin House Guesthouse Penzance we are very conscious of our environmental footprint and try to reduce our impact on the environment as much as we reasonably can, please see how we do this below.
Plastic Free Champion
We are extremely proud to have been awarded this status by Surfers Against Sewage. To achieve this we have committed to removing almost all our single use plastics from both the dining room and bedrooms.
Whilst we have reduced our single use plastic there are still many items we can recycle and we ask you to join with us in doing this. We recycle paper, cardboard, tins, glass and plastic bottles and ask that you leave any of the above clean and in an easily recyclable way and either in a bag or the waste bin for recycling.
We use eco-friendly cleaning products from Out of Eden and Archie Browns of Penzance. Toilet rolls – are sourced from Who Gives A Crap and are non-bleached and are also made from recycled paper and/or bamboo. Who Gives A Crap also donates 50% of their profits to charities providing sanitation in third world countries.
Buying in bulk
As part of our drive to minimise plastics we now buy many of our products in bulk and decant into re-usable containers, this applies to cleaning products, toiletries and food & drink items.
Food miles & shopping local
Wherever possible food is sourced locally for both freshness and to keep food miles as low as possible, we use the following shops/companies:
- Harveys Butchers in Penzance
- Thornes Greengrocers in Penzance
- The Weigh Inn Penzance for our cereals and home-made Biscotti ingredients.
- Boddingtons Berries of Mevagissey for Jams. Or homemade.
- Trewithen or Roddas Cornish Milk
- Colin Carter Free Range Eggs from Perranwell Station.
- Cornish Coffee for our teas and coffees
We don’t use tablecloths in the dining room to help reduce our water and electric consumption and associated products. We don’t change towels on a daily basis but are happy to change towels on request.
We have energy saving light switches in the hallway and on the stairs, plus we are swapping to energy saving light bulbs in the rooms.