Canary Wharf Based Day Nursery, Bright Horizons Foundation, Remove Single-Use Plastic from Nurseries on the Estate


Following the launch of the Breaking The Plastic Habit campaign, Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, who have five day nurseries based on the Estate, have joined Canary Wharf in eliminating single-use plastic by removing it from their nurseries. The nurseries have taken delivery of over 500 reusable water bottles and will no longer provide parents and guests with single-use plastic water bottles.

The bottles will be available to purchase from the nurseries, with a suggested donation of £5, which will go to the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. They are also installing water dispensers in the nurseries for refilling the bottles.

Cold water filtered water dispensers are already located around Canary Wharf at Canada Place, Cabot Place, Jubilee Place, Churchill Place and Crossrail Place.

Steve Greig Co-Managing Director, Canary Wharf Management says: “We are delighted that Bright Horizons nurseries have seen Canary Wharf Group’s ‘Breaking The Plastic Habit’ programme as inspiration to remove single-use plastic bottles from their five nurseries on the Estate, as well as providing reusable water bottles to parents and staff. It is fantastic to see action being taken by individual businesses, and in particular that Bright Horizons are educating future generations on the topic of single-use plastic and the impact it can have on the environment.

Denise Priest, Bright Horizons’ director of Employer and Strategic Partnerships, International, said: “We were inspired to follow the lead of the Canary Wharf Group in helping eliminate the use of single-use plastic. We are confident this campaign will have a lasting impact on all those that live and work on Canary Wharf. We hope that by leading by example, the children in our care will become more aware of this environmental issue”.

Elizabeth Gaffney