Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

1. Introduction

At Brinsley Animal Rescue we care very much about the environment that we all share and accept that the Charity and individuals have a duty to minimise the impact we have on it.

This Policy is designed to ensure that we consider the environment in all our actions and to minimise our impact and enhance it where ever we can.

2. Application of this Policy

This Policy applies to all of the work that the Charity is involved with.

3. Packaging

We aim to minimise the waste we produce by considering what we purchase, by, where possible and practical, procuring goods with minimal packaging and packaging which is recyclable.

Where possible we avoid purchasing products in polythene bags and aim to purchase food and products in recyclable paper sacks.

4. Waste and Recycling

We recycle all of our recyclable waste such as cardboard, paper, glass and cans.

Other than from sick animals or meat eating animals, animal bedding waste will be composted at the Rescue Centre and used on site to feed the pastures, excess compost is offered to volunteers and local residents.

5. Animal Feeds

We never knowingly purchase feeds that contain GMO’s or animal byproducts, we aim to purchase food approved by the Vegetarian Society, with the exceptions of milk for raising young and meat products for carnivorous animals such as hedgehogs and certain birds.

We will aim to source waste food that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration such as waste fruit, vegetables and bread.

6. Fertilisers and Pesticides

The pasture at the Rescue Centre, although not certified will be treated as organic. Other than organic, no fertilizer or pesticide will be used to feed pasture or control weeds.

The control of pests, for example rats, will be by discouragement such as good housekeeping, and non lethal methods.