Wanting to tackle the marine litter on their beach led Sunnyvale Caravan Park to put sustainability at the heart of their business.

Sunnyvale Caravan Park, a family run park in Kinmel Bay in Rhyl gain the Green Key award. Established for over 40 years, the park enjoys a wonderful beachside location at the mouth of the River Clwyd. The owners and staff at wanted to involve holiday makers in keeping the area clean and tidy by encouraging them to join in with local beach cleans. This commitment to improving the local environment started them on the journey to make the park more sustainable.

Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label awarded to more than 3,000 hospitality providers in 57 countries worldwide. In Wales, Green Key is operated by Keep Wales Tidy, who also manage the iconic Blue Flag programme. 

Aaron Scantlebury General Manager at Sunnyvale Caravan Park said:

We have made huge inroads into being a Green Key park which is something we did not believe was possible until hearing a Keep Wales Tidy presentation about the programme. It made it clear that there were several financial, ethical, social and marketing advantages to be gained from accreditation and that the process was realistic and achievable. We are thrilled to be the first holiday park in North Wales to achieve the award, which marks another step on our green journey

Pauline Vella, Green Key Officer for North Wales said: 

 It is great to see Sunnyvale Holiday Park embracing sustainability, the first in the region to do so. The ethos of Green Key is about many small changes making a collective big difference. We all have a responsibility to look after our environment, even whilst on holiday, so it is fantastic for visitors to Sunnyvale to be assured that by choosing this destination they are making a positive difference. We hope that other parks in the area take steps in the same direction. 

For more information on Sunnyvale Caravan Park visit www.sunnyvalecaravanpark.co.uk

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