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All smiles at Cupcakes n Dinosaurs LEAFIELD Misc - 3.12.2012

New recycling bins are putting a smile on everyones faces at the Cupcakes ‘n’ Dinosaurs Nursery in Monmouthshire. The private day care nursery has recently purchased two Smiley Face novelty recycling bins from Leafield Environmental to recycle card/paper and bottles to encourage their young charges to recycle.

The Smiley Face recycling bins are a new addition to the recycling bin range at Leafield and although they were designed to specifically appeal to children, they have been very popular in a wide variety of business types.

Hayley Jennings, manager of Cupcakes ‘n’ Dinosaurs Nursery chose the Smiley Face bins in the smallest size as the height of 50cm was ideal for the children. Hayley also selected to have the bins made in bright pink and lime green “I was impressed that Leafield could offer us a choice of colours as we wanted to match them to our logo.”

“They are a fun addition to our nursery and the children are certainly very keen on recycling now, the bins often make ‘tidy up time’ the most fun part of our activities!”

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Recycling… Keele University starts them young LEAFIELD Recycle - 19.11.2012

Recycling… Keele University starts ’em young!

Keele University has recently opened a new £2.9m day nursery school on campus and has installed novelty ‘smiley face’ recycling bins from Leafield Environmental in order to promote and teach recycling practices to children from an early age.

The novelty ‘smiley face’ recycling bins come in three sizes; 41, 52 and 62 litres respectively. Manufactured from durable polyethylene with smooth, hygienic wipe free surfaces, they have WRAP colour compliant, interchangeable recycling lids and clear visual, colour coordinated graphics that encourage recycling with a smile.

The day nursery is also used as a teaching establishment for nursery nurse students, nursing and midwifery students and work experience students from local schools and all are expected to embrace the recycling initiative.

Along with the building design, sedum roofs and photovoltaic panels, the novelty ‘smiley face’ recycling bins play a part in the building’s green BREEAM rating, a measure of its environmental performance.

“At Keele University we aim to be one of the most Sustainable Universities in the UK,” said Huw Evans, Keele University’s Environmental Manager. “We have increased our recycling rate to 44% over the last two years and hope to reach a 60% recycling rate by 2014. The ‘smiley face’ recycling bins at the nursery are ideal for children to use, and we also hope that they will have a positive impact on the children’s behaviour towards recycling.”

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