To put this into perspective, in a normal year of operation, The Well Spa could expect to use 240,000 kwh of electricity and 29,000 litres of gas. With a standard electricity tariff and conventional propane, that level of energy use would equate to the emission of 91.7 tonnes of greenhouse gases. By using BioLPG and a REGO-backed tariff, that figure is reduced by 99.9% to just 62kg.
Seaweed is well known for its therapeutic properties and is said to relieve a range of ailments. In spas it is widely used in wellness treatments and is renowned for its skin enhancing properties.
The Well Spa has worked with Câr-y-Môr, a community-based society with over 200 members who operate a farm in the seas off the St David’s Peninsula in Pembrokeshire, growing native seaweed and shellfish species with techniques designed to improve the coastal environment.