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Mother Creates Plastic-Free Nursery

A nursery owner has converted her whole playschool into an eco-friendly, plastic-free environmentally friendly educational experience to inspire her young students.

Emily Padgett swapped out all plastic toys, games and equipment in the New World Nursery (Tyne and Wear) and replaced them with recycled or wooden alternatives.  Even the staff have got on board, and have started using more sustainable items throughout preschool kitchen, utilising refillable products and ditching plastic packaging. Children play with real food when make-believe ‘shopping’ or ‘cooking’ and the old toys were donated to charity.

Emily hopes that the change, which has taken her two years to fully transition into, will help children to learn more about their environmental impact and surroundings early on.

Posted by Claire Edwards 5 September 2020

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