We are progressively phasing out the use of disposable materials, replacing them with washable cups, plates, cutlery and napkins.
We have adopted drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems, building cisterns and reservoirs. We also use sprinkler devices and controlled water release through reducers and flow control on taps and showers. We regularly service the systems to avoid waste.
WOOD FOR THE OVEN
To fuel our wood-fired oven, we use farm waste from pruning, supplemented with wood from the cutting of alien species, in a forest management style that respects the structural arrangement of the natural vegetation.
We only use fully biodegradable detergents and sanitisers that respect the ecosystem and the safety of those who use them, certified Ecolabel and Cradle to Cradle. We have produced a booklet to explain this choice.
TERRITORY: DISCOVERY AND RESPECT
We have created and made available to all our guests an InfoPoint with about 20 square metres of information and photos on the history and nature of Elba, its flora, sea and hinterland, beaches and paths, to encourage the discovery of Elba and promote an evolved relationship with the island’s environment.
Periodically, from May to October, we organise tours to discover the farm and the surrounding area, through valleys and mountains, to show the nature of the island, raising awareness of a respectful and conscious way of enjoying it.
BIOCLIMATIC BUILDING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
In building the company’s structures, we not only used recycled materials where possible, we also adopted the principles of bio-climatic construction.
We have installed highly efficient energy generation systems with heat pumps, thermodynamic solar systems and photovoltaic systems.