Save money and help the planet.

“Stop buying plastic aprons, gloves, straws, blu tack, shoe covers, glitter, balloons, sellotape, plastic wallets, and save about 14% of your consumables bill. And this includes replacing essentials with longer lasting products – like cloth aprons. You’ll also save on stock taking, ordering time, delivery costs – diesel, tyre wear, unpacking, bookkeeping, not to mention not using up finite resources used to make the plastic, and waste management and costs once it goes in the bin, priceless! Happy Christmas!

Apologies to manufacturers and distributors – but instead perhaps you could supply us with equipment we can rent and return when it ends its effective life – such as washing machines, driers, photocopiers, hand dryers and you can re-furbish it, or recycle it. We don’t need to own all this stuff any more.

We are in the market for 20 composters so we don’t have to pay to have our waste food taken away.”

– Cheryl Hadland

Cheryl Hadland

Cheryl Hadland

GECCO Founder & Trustee

Cheryl Hadland (MA Ed) is Managing Director of the Hadland Care Group – an umbrella company for Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team, Bournemouth. In 2018 she was named ‘most influential person in childcare’ at the NMT Top 20 National Nursery awards, and in the same year completed a Sustainable Leadership course at the University of Cambridge. Cheryl is an avid SCUBA diver with many years experience and has seen first-hand the devastating impact of plastic pollution on our oceans and the creatures that live in them.