Reducing our carbon footprint

Here at Cuddles, we aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  For us, that means using renewable energy and recycling wherever we can. 


No greenhouse gas emissions are released into the atmosphere when you use solar panels to create electricity. And because the sun provides more energy than we’ll ever need, electricity from solar power is a very important energy source in the move to clean energy production.  

At Cuddles, we can generate up to 12 KwH’s of electricity from our 3 arrays of solar panels through our current 48 panels and in a bid to continue to reduce Cuddle’s carbon footprint we will soon be installing a further 65 solar Pv panels. Our project has been part-funded by Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund.


Did you know that we recycle the following stuff:  


No amount of food waste is too small – every bit of recycled food waste reduces the release of destructive greenhouse gases. When food waste is recycled instead of being sent to landfill, the gases are captured and converted into green energy and natural fertilisers that can be used for farming.


There are a couple of reasons why everyone should recycle items like cardboard. Firstly, recycling saves money on waste disposal costs. Secondly and more importantly, recycling is also good for the planet and the local community because it helps conserve valuable resources, reduces pollution from the production of new materials, and creates jobs. 

Did you know that it takes 70% less energy to recycle paper than it does to make it new from raw materials?


Recycling a single plastic bottle will save enough energy to power a lightbulb for three hours or more. Recycling five plastic bottles will create enough insulating fibre to fill a ski jacket. Many practical items are now made from recycled plastic bottles including garden furniture, bags, mats and much more. 

Recycling metal uses less energy than extracting the raw material in the first place. Recycling metal items such as drinks cans and soup tins saves energy. Recycling aluminium cans saves up to 95% of the energy needed to make new cans from fresh raw material.


It is really important to recycle batteries. When batteries begin to rot away in landfill sites these chemicals may leak into the ground, which can cause soil and water pollution. When chemicals contaminate soil and water, animals, humans and the environment can be harmed. Recycling batteries helps to protect the environment.


By recycling cartridges, we can make our natural resources and energy last longer. Up to 97% of the materials used in the manufacture of ink cartridges can be recycled and reused. Empty ink cartridges provide valuable plastic material for reuse and reduce our carbon footprint.


Brita cartridges are 100% recyclable. The cartridges are separated into their component parts and recycled, ensuring a traceable, renewable life cycle.


Used postage stamps can be collected and recycled to raise money in aid of Bone Cancer Appeal

Here at Cuddles, we offer a recycling service for parents to recycle ink cartridges, Brita cartridges and postage stamps. 


We have water-saving devices in all 32 toilets! Using less water reduces the amount that has to be treated as waste. Water that goes straight down the drain without being properly used is a waste and is costly to us and the environment. 

Taking less water out of the ground, rivers and reservoirs is better for wildlife and the environment. It also helps to secure supplies for the future and reduces the chance of water restrictions.