“Climate change is massive, but we are doing so much good here. “
Behind the Scenes
As much as our passion lies in preserving the wildlife and eco-system of the Eastern Cape, we cannot ignore the problem of plastic and waste in general. If you take a look behind the scenes of Lalibela you won’t get far without spotting rows of green, black, yellow, red and blue trash cans / waste bins, from the lodge kitchens, to staff residences and the workshop. We have a recycling center on site where we recycle all recyclable items. As Charne said, it’s about awareness. We want everyone here to be aware of the importance of reducing our waste and contributing to the conservation cause.
Throughout the lodges, if you take a closer look, you’ll notice a reduction in plastic itself. All toiletries are packaged in either glass bottles or paper wrappings. There is not a plastic straw in sight. Reusable glass water bottles are replacing plastic ones.
The idea of reducing waste or recycling is daunting at first but it does not have to be done perfectly. Small efforts every day are what make a difference in the long run.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”