Sustainable practices at Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon is a tropical paradise where visitors can walk amongst rare and beautiful butterflies and mini beasts from around the world. The Butterfly Farm is also proud to breed butterflies and educate their visitors on the life cycle of butterflies and the importance of their natural habitats.

Thanks to their strong connections to nature, the Stratford Butterfly Far are committed to becoming more sustainable as a visitor atraction, here are some of the measures they have already put in place:

- Stopped selling plastic single use chilled drinks in the gift shop a number of years ago.
- Recycling bins are available onsite for both staff and visitors.
- Most of the plush toys in the giftshop are made from recycled materials.
- Wherever possible they use local suppliers in every aspect of their business.
- Have invested over £10,000 in having solar panels fitted.
- Rainwater is collected in water butts.
- Looking at replacing the roof to be more energy efficient, this is still in the research phase.
- The pupae they buy from the tropics is bought from rainforest communities and projects which provides a sustainable income for the local community and in turn protects the rainforest from being felled.

For more information on visiting Stratford Butterfly Farm please visit their website.

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