Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Battery Recycling

Millions of batteries are thrown away each year even when they still have lots of useful life left in them and even if they are completely drained end up creating long-term contamination in landfill sites.

From this week we will have a battery recycling container available to all parent to use. It also has a handy battery testing facility to see if there is any life in them before you throw them away, If you batteries are completely drained simply put them into the pot and we will make sure the go to the correct recycling facility once the container is full.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Cleaning Drinking Cups and Bottles

Recently some of the parents have been asking about cleaning drinking bottles as some of them can be difficult to access.

Sistema who manufacture some of the most popular bottles recommend that after use you remove the cap from the bottle, extend the pop up sipper to the open position and put the top either in the dishwasher or hand wash and then place in water for five minutes with a sterilising solution.
Under normal use this should be sufficient to clean the cap. They do however have videos available detailing how to fully clean the bottles which I have included below.

Twist N Sip Bottle Cap Cleaning Instructions Video from Sistema Plastics on Vimeo.
Davina Bottle Cleaning Caps instructions from Sistema Plastics on Vimeo.
Wave and Gripper Bottle Cap Cleaning Instructions from Sistema Plastics on Vimeo.

Another popular brand is Munchkin, so I have included the video for cleaning their Miracle Cups.

It is recommended that plastic drink bottles that are continually in use should be replaced every 12 months.