Busy Bees nursery at Milton Keynes Hospital has signed up as one of the UK’s first public collection points for the Johnson’s Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade to enable parents to recycle all brands of baby wipes packaging, whilst raising funds for the hospital.
People in the area can now drop off their used baby wipes packaging of all brands to the public access collection box at the nursery reception from 7am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
Parents across the UK, including those in Milton Keynes, are placing their empty baby wipes packaging into their recycling bin in good faith, but what happens to them then?
Currently the infrastructure isn’t available through local councils in the UK and Ireland to recycle the particular type of plastic used to make baby wipes packaging, so it ends up in landfill.
This prompted Johnson’s Baby to take the initiative to recycle the packaging by partnering with recycling experts TerraCycle to launch the Johnson’s Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade, a recycling fundraising scheme.
A collection box is now in place at the Busy Bees Milton Keynes Hospital on Chadwick Drive for the people of the city to drop off their used baby wipes packaging of all brands.
Nursery manager Alana White said: “We are delighted to act as one of the UK’s first public drop off locations for the Johnson’s Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade.
“Busy Bees Milton Keynes Hospital already collected on the Johnson’s Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade but this new public access collection point means the local community can help us save a far greater amount of baby wipes packaging from local landfill and raise more money which is great.
“So we encourage local people to drop off their used baby wipes packaging back to the collection box and tell their family and friends with children to do the same.”