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Plastic-Free Nursery Status Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have exciting news! Padnell Pre-School has achieved Plastic-Free Nursery Status through the environment charity Surfers Against Sewage – who’s aim is to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use in our everyday lives.

Every year more than one million tonnes of plastic waste is sent to landfill in the UK.

In June we took part in The Big Plastic Count, the UK’s biggest investigation into household plastic waste. Here’s what we found really happens to our plastic waste:

· 11% is recycled

· 16% is sent abroad

· 47% is burnt

· 26% is sent to landfill

We also took part in Plastic-Free July and the children have been reading the book The Life of a Little Plastic Bottle and have also tallied out the plastic we use at the pre-school and in their lunch boxes.

We have now removed straws and cling film and are recycling paper towels and plastic the children do use, like yoghurt pots, for their glue and craft pots.

Thank you so much to the children and parents for helping cut the use of single-use plastics coming into the pre-school.

We will be continuing to promote no single-use plastics at the pre-school in September and thank you all in advance for not packing single-use plastics in children’s lunchboxes.

Kind regards,

Karen and the Padnell Pre-School Team


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