As a wetland conservation charity, sustainability means making the best use of our resources while minimising our impacts on the environment and society.


Sustainability has always been at the heart of what we do and played a key role when Sir Peter Scott founded WWT. It was his belief that we all have a responsibility to care for the natural environment so that future generations can continue to enjoy it.

At Caerlaverock we follow the waste hierarchy by reducing, reusing, recycling and composting waste wherever we can. We reduce single use plastics by providing all takeaway food and drink in compostable packaging and only offering drinks in recyclable glass bottles or cans. You’ll also notice an increasing range of new “eco” products on sale in our shop including our Bag for Life and notepads made from 100% recycled paper. We have a wildlife garden and a reed bed filtration system for cleaning our wastewater.

Sooner or later, mankind will become much more widely concerned with optimum rather than maximum, quality rather than quantity

Sir. Peter Scott

Our sustainable practices

Find out about the practices we have adopted at Caerlaverock to be more sustainable and discover some ideas you can put into practice at home.