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The 19th century stable yard

The 19th century stable yard
NTPL Zoë Colbeck

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cream tea with a conscience!

Here on the Heart of the Park project, we're collecting the empty glass jars from all those cream teas you've been eating at the park's café!

But why are we collecting empty jam jars? Well, by leaving your empty jars in our hands you will be contributing to the renovation of our 19th century stableyard. Not only are we saving jam jars from the café but we are also receiving glass from the staff and volunteers that work at Morden Hall Park. Once we have collected the equivalent of two wheelie bins worth of glass, then all those jam jars will be recycled and transformed into shining new hand basin counters in the stable yard visitors' toilets.

©NTPL/David Levenson
The glass product used to make our new counters is called Glasseco, an environmentally friendly and sustainable resource made from 95% recycled glass. What's more the factory is only down the road in Crawley! This means low transportation emissions but also the Glasseco recycling factory emits low emissions too.

So you can now enjoy a guilt free cream tea at our park café. After all, cream teas are now an environmentally friendly and sustainable mode of green living...

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