Sustainability and the environment are important aspects for us at Holsljunga Camping & Café. We intend to constantly work to improve our sustainability and take this into account in all decisions we make in our operations, both in terms of environmental aspects and socio-economic sustainability.
It is important to us that we and our guests make as little impact on the environment as possible. We collaborate with local producers and use locally produced raw materials and products as far as possible in our serving. We work to reduce food waste in serving through “reasonably” small portions. But if you are not measured, just ask for more. This has meant that we almost never have to throw food away from the guests we serve.
The goods we provide in the store must also be as locally produced as possible. Here we prefer that we sell a little less but charge more and keep higher quality. This also contributes to shorter goods transports.
We sort the garbage from the serving and reception at source, but we are also working to find a solution for sorting the other waste in the facility. In addition, we make environmentally conscious choices when it comes to disposable and cleaning products. In the future, we see a need to become self-sufficient in electricity. Therefore, we plan to mount solar cells on the roof of the service house, in order to cover the campsite’s own needs for electricity in this way. In the showers we have installed a decentralized ventilation system with heat recovery. We will replace 18 water taps with sensor-controlled ditons and lower the water pressure to reduce water consumption. In the showers, we continue with tokens to save water here as well.
We have continuously replaced older refrigerators and freezers with new ones that are energy-efficient and environmentally classified.
To increase the number of guest nights, we have renovated and equipped existing cabins as the occupancy of the cabins has only been 20 percent. We lower the price before / after the season at the campsite to increase the number of guest nights, but instead increase the price slightly during the high season. To increase availability and reduce the workload, we now also use online booking.
To make the campsite more attractive, opportunities for activities are needed. We have started a collaboration with a kayak rental so now there are also kayaks for rent with us. For this season, we have a new collaboration with a local adventure company, Vildmark Sjuhärad. With a new cycle path that will soon be ready, we see great potential to buy bicycles for rent. This also makes it possible for visitors to experience the local area and expand the visitor destinations to visit other actors. Here we would like to find collaborations with nearby businesses to see what they can offer. WE also plan to buy and provide a charging station for electric cars.
Our desire is also to cooperate with the municipality to have local holiday-working young people, or to help those who are outside the labor market. On behalf of the municipality, we clean the beach and the surrounding area around it.