IN OUR ELEMENT

In our Element

 
Tŷ Nant is located in the picturesque countryside of west Wales, and for over two decades have adopted an environmental commitment, which dedicates the upmost care to all aspects of their environment, from manufacture to the surrounding land.
Owning over 300 acres, Tŷ Nant's land is maintained to the highest standard, ensuring a completely natural approach to the surrounding environment. 
Sustainability
Tŷ Nant takes an active, responsible approach to its environmental efforts, having successfully reduced their environmental impact. Examples are as follows:
  • All packaging is recyclable
  • Reducing print coverage on packaging
  • Tŷ Nant's unique Ripple PET Bottles are blown on site (pre blown bottles would require up to ten lorry loads, whereas Tŷ Nant only require one lorry for the same amount of bottles)
  • Replacing all outer packaging with Cardboard box alternatives = significant plastic reduction
  • Utilising a reed bed to return excess water on site from car packs and the factory roof, back to the local stream
  • Ongoing land maintenance, replanting of woodland, installation on site of a native fruit orchard
 
 
 
Wind Power
Tŷ Nant has welcoming a wind turbine to the Bethania site, with the energy produced by the turbine being sent directly to the bottling plant.
With the company having reduced energy by a significant figure already, the wind turbine project will contribute to Tŷ Nant's ongoing environmental plan. 
Sion Thomas, the wind power operator assisting with the project, comments: "We are pleased to be working with Tŷ Nant Spring Water Limited to further reduce their carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy at the site.  A wind turbine is now installed at the Tŷ Nant factory to generate electricity for direct use by the bottling plant.  The wind turbine is forecasted to meet a substantial amount of Tŷ Nant's annual electricity needs going forward and will offset a large proportion of the company's Co2 emissions per annum."
This impressive environmental development is key to Tŷ Nant's energy reduction in the manufacturing process.
 
Turning over a new leaf
In 2004, Tŷ Nant took possesion of an additonal 200 acres of forestry, This evergreen conifer forest was planted over 30 years ago and was due for felling. A plantation of this type is not good news for wildlife as the year round dark canopy and acidic needles don't allow for shrubs or wildflower growth.
Tŷ Nant decided to replant with a broadleaf wood which will have a high canopy, young trees, climbers, shrubs and an herbaceous layer. The broadleaf woodland will encourage bird and insect activity alongside butterflies, primroses, wild garlic, badgers, purple orchids and red campion.
The woodland is now over ten years old and the oak, willow, rowan alder and woody shrubs are thriving in their native environment in west Wales.
Advice and assistance was provided by The Forestry Commission Wales.
Tilhill Firestry Management Service Llandovery carried out the replanting.