Wales’ Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo has announced a plan to offset more than 20 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
The attraction suggests this volume of greenhouse gas is equivalent to the amount generated by a typical car driving 167,167 miles and notes it hopes to reduce its impact on the environment and support conservation programmes through Flogas’ Britain’s Carbon Offsetting Initiative.
The emissions that the zoo aims to offset are a result of its use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to power its dining areas and provide heat to buildings across the site.
Chris Ebsworth, managing director at Folly Farm, said: “We pride ourselves on our industry-leading green policies, which we’ve introduced throughout all areas of the business.
“As well as choosing LPG as an efficient fuel source for our catering facilities, we’ve also invested heavily in the use of solar panels, biomass heating and low energy light bulbs in our funfair. Choosing to carbon offset is yet another step in reducing the impact the park has on the environment.”