Improving our Sustainability at Brentford
At our playcentre in Brentford we care about our carbon footprint and have been taking action to improve our sustainability!
How we are making a difference
- Bring your own re-usable cup and you can get a 25p discount on any hot drink
- We have replaced all our plastic straws with paper straws
- We have installed solar panels on the roof
- We have installed wind catchers for ventilation
- Our Outdoor Playground is manufactured using sustainable forestry and is FSC certified
- We have installed motion sensor lights in the toilets
- We have auto dim lighting in the main building – when the sun comes out the lights dim accordingly
- Our coffee grounds are now being disposed on a compost heap instead of general waste.
- We have a Recycling Truck Electric Ride to educate children about recycling & sustainability.
- We have replaced our polystyrene bowls with cardboard bowls.
- We have a coffee cup recycling bin for customer use
- We have a mixed recycling Grundon bin to dispose all cardboard, plastic & tin.
- Our coffee cups and Pepsi cups are collected by Simply Waste for specialist recycling
- Our staff all use re-usable cups
- All light bulbs are collected by an external company, allowing for appropriate disposal
- We sell Pokito cups & Snakes and Ladder’s water bottles to promote re-use.
Did you know?
- Plastic can take 100 of years to fully decompose
- The average person living in the UK uses around 200kg of paper every year
- For every tonne of recycled newspaper, 17 trees are saved
- Each UK household produces over 1 tonne of waste per year. This is the weight of a small car
- In less than 2 hours the UK produces enough waste to fill the Albert Hall