We’d like to share another good commercial decision with you that is good for the environment, good for our buildings, and saves us money.
Tops Day Nurseries are delighted to celebrate the arrival of our first consignment of re-cycled paint, www.paint360.co.uk. It is made from paint dumped at the House Waste Recycling Centres waste paint transfer stations, where it is opened, stirred tested and sorted, then it’s re-engineered into a quality product.
Our new contract paint has a minimum of 95% recycled content, saves 100% on the use of water to make paint, saves huge volumes of embedded carbon (1 litre saves enough embedded carbon to drive a diesel transit van 5 miles carbon free) as verified by the Carbon Footprint Company Limited. We use the Anti-Bac Silver Ion technology for 5 year protection against bacteria for walls and ceilings.
We’re also using paint kettles and trays made from recycled cardboard pulp (no need to wash them out), paint brushes and rollers made from recycled metal and plastic with bamboo handles and recycled synthetic hair, and fully biodegradable dust sheets. These have been provided by EcoEzee, who also provide us with our bamboo tooth brushes.
Another purchase decision that’s good for our environment, good for our buildings and our children, and good for our pocket – we don’t get any commission from them, nor discount for doing this, we just wanted to share some good eco suppliers with you.