According to new recent research from Wildlife and Countryside, around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled in the UK this Christmas*. In response to this, Dandara East Scotland has gifted the pupils at Paradykes Primary School a variety of eco-friendly baubles to decorate and put on the school’s tree that was also donated by the housebuilder for the festive season.
The housebuilder, who is currently selling new homes at its Ashgrove development in Straiton, Midlothian, donated the sustainable decorations to help combat plastic pollution in the UK. The baubles are made from wood and are 100% biodegradable for when they are no longer wanted.
Lisa Archibald, Head of Sales for Dandara East Scotland, commented: “We were delighted to work with Paradykes Primary School to help support a more sustainable Christmas that has a less harmful effect on the environment. It was great to see the creative designs that the children came up with for their eco-baubles and they look brilliant on the school’s tree!”
Helen Scott, Acting Head Teacher at Paradykes Primary School, adds, “It has been brilliant partnering with Dandara to help educate our pupils on the importance of sustainability and looking after our planet – all whilst getting in the Christmas spirit! The DIY eco-baubles were a fantastic way to allow pupils to get creative, and, along with the Christmas tree donated by Dandara, has made the school look very festive!”
Dandara East Scotland currently has a selection of three and four-bedroom homes available at Ashgrove with prices starting at £264,995.