Castilla Termal Hoteles are committed to the protection of the environment.
We detect the possibility of improvement: the waste of every bar of soap in rooms was 82%. We thought of the solution: to give it a second life.
The accomplices: Fundación Intras, collects soap waste in an electric vehicle and employs people with serious mental illness to recycle and convert it back into soap bars that they donate to the homeless persons' programme of Valladolid Town Council.
We have control mechanisms over the use of energy; this allows us to develop actions that reduce consumption without involving a loss of comfort to our customers.
Priority is given to the use of clean and/or renewable energies such as geothermal energy and biomass, but this is also accompanied by the use of low-consumption devices, LED lights or measurement systems that allow any anomaly to be detected, controlled and corrected.
In Valbuena, for cold output, the hotel has a geothermal system cooled by water from the spring, with a heat recovery outlet. In our daily lives, we can all influence the reduction of energy use, acquiring habits such as turning off lights or electrical and electronic devices that do not need to be kept on. We inform customers and train teams in good practices.
We contribute to helping populations to remain in the rural areas where our hotels are located. 98% of our teams are from the surroundings and we have local housing for those who do not. We prioritise work with local producers and craftsmen. This way, we reduce the carbon footprint of transfers to the workplace and for goods.
Castilla Termal Hoteles' cosmetic line is manufactured in a more natural way, without dyes, silicones, mineral oils and paraben-free. In addition, it is presented in recycled and recyclable plastic containers.
We have agreements and contracts with public and private companies for the segregation and recycling of waste. We work with suppliers on innovation and development of new packaging and sustainable measures. We have composting plants for the recycling of waste and the reuse of organic waste as fertilizer for our vineyards and organic kitchen gardens. At present, hotels are already working on the selective collection of some waste, which allows subsequent recycling such as:
- Cooking oil, collected by Ecocyl
- Lamps, bulbs, fluorescent tubes, using Ambilamp.
- Batteries with Ecopilas.
- Glass with Ecoembes.
- Paper and cardboard with municipal collection services (Town councils).
- We separate fats with Biotran
- Organic cooking material, composting in Valbuena
- Furniture and linen with the Red Cross.
We must work to expand our commitment to this work, trying to get our suppliers to use packaging systems that reduce the generation of waste both in quantity, as well as in the use of materials such as plastics, or petroleum derivatives.
Currently, products such as cucumbers, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, lettuces or aromatic plants are harvested, among others. And that vary according to the season and area. A declaration of intentions that has already become reality in Castilla Termal Balneario de Solares and Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena with which the guests will be able to taste healthy, quality cuisine.