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INTE IN TERV RVIE IEW W COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATIONS

gtn gardentradenews.co.uk

Sustainability Directory

2020


WELCOME

EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING Garden Trade News, Potting Shed Press Ltd Dairy Drove Thorney Peterborough PE6 0TX Tel 01733 775700 Fax 01733 775838 gardentradenews@tgcmc.co.uk www.gardentradenews.co.uk

Here’s to a sustainable 2020 for the UK garden centre industry Sustainability…the word is going to be on everyone’s lips in 2020. Whether you’re a producer, supplier or consumer, you will be focusing more and more on ensuring that what you make, buy and sell and the way in which you do it is helping to meet zero carbon goals as we tackle the climate emergency and avert environmental catastrophe. This applies, of course, across all industries and consumer categories but is acutely relevant to the garden industry. By continuing to develop impressive green credentials, the industry has a key role to play as a major influencer of sustainability trends and a leading exemplar of environmental best practice. The industry’s core product – plants – enables us to tell a story that embraces most of the central issues…trees that absorb CO2 and capture carbon, lawns that supply oxygen, soils that sustain microbiodiversity, growing media that re-purpose waste products, seasonal home-grown produce that reduces air miles, plantings that attract pollinators…there is hardly an aspect of horticulture and gardening that does not contribute to the long-term solutions we seek. Beyond plants, the products that will excite garden centre customers the most will soon be those that can demonstrate that their production has caused little or no

THE GTN TEAM Editor: Neil Pope neil.pope@tgcmc.co.uk Associate Editor: Mike Wyatt mike.wyatt@tgcmc.co.uk Director: Trevor Pfeiffer trevor.pfeiffer@tgcmc.co.uk Publisher: Mandy Davies mandy.davies@tgcmc.co.uk Advertising: Alan Burdon alan.burdon@tgcmc.co.uk Ben Greenwood ben.greenwood@tgcmc.co.uk

“the industry has a key role to play as a major influencer of sustainability”

damage to the environment. The industry’s commitment to largely eliminate the black plant pots currently so problematical to recycle in the UK suggests an appetite for strategic action. Alternatives to traditional materials – bamboo textiles and recycled rubber tyres as replacements for plastic, for example – are finding their way into awardwinning home and garden products. But it’s not just about the product; ethics are part of the picture, too, so proof that rock-bottom prices have not been achieved by virtue of modern slavery in the world’s poorest communities will be important to increasingly enlightened consumers. GTN’s Sustainability Directory is a response to many requests from garden centres for a guide to manufacturers and suppliers whose products and services promise a more sustainable future. We hope you find it of value and look forward to hearing how you have used it to ‘green’-up your own story.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE Tel 01733 775700 or email subscriptions@gardentradenews.co.uk Subscription rates UK: £145 Subscription includes a password for full access to GTN Online plus a weekly copy of GTN Bestsellers OUR PUBLISHERS GTN is published by Potting Shed Press Ltd, who also publish: * www.gardentradenews.co.uk website * Weekly GTN Xtra and Pet Trade Xtra newsletters * Garden Radio * Official Glee Catalogue and Glee Daily News Online – the only official guides to the garden industry’s leading annual trade show SMALL PRINT All material © Potting Shed Press 2020. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form whatsoever, either for sale or not, without the express permission of the publishers. The information contained in this publication is published in good faith and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. Potting Shed Press Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any error or misrepresentation. All liability for loss, disappointment, negligence or other damage caused by reliance on information contained in this publication or in the event of any bankruptcy or liquidation or cessation of the trade of any company, individual or firm mentioned, is hereby excluded.

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GARDEN CENTRE SUSTAINABILITY

Sam Lowe, general manager at Garden Centre Overstrand in Norfolk is making sutainability work for his customers and his small garden centre team.

Any colour you like for shrink wrap at Garden Centre Overstrand so long as

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The small centre making big strides in Sustainability Garden Centre Overstrand is a family-owned business near Cromer in Norfolk that is making big strides in the sustainability stakes. Here, general manager Sam Lowe explains some of the eco-initiatives he and his team are using. Over the past few months we have really seen a huge reduction in the level of our general waste. We have gone from having four 1,100 litre bins per week emptied to just one per week, and this huge transformation has been instantly noticeable within our company. We have managed to reduce what goes to landfill with a few minor tweaks, and yes I admit that at first it seemed alien, but once our staff could see the instant changes it became a normal working practice almost overnight. So how did we change our practices? Composts that we sell within the garden centre are from Growmore. We are happy to endorse that all their plastic waste can go into the customers’ domestic recycling bins. In addition, all the plastic wrap is coloured rather than the standard black plastic – this makes up some of our plastic waste which is uplifted. We now stock their full range, including a completely organic compost that is not only peat free but made from mushroom waste. Our garden centre green waste, along with tea leaves, salad and vegetable peelings from the tea-room, are all composted on

“We have gone from having four 1,100 litre bins per week emptied to just one per week”

site. We also promote the upcycling of tea leaves with our shop customers as a natural soil conditioner, and are happy to give these away to customers for a charitable donation. All generated plastic waste is uplifted by Copdock Mills, which is then sent for recycling. We do not use any bin liners – instead we use the plastic bags that are generated from us decanting bird food that we weigh up for our own branded bird care lines. These are then in turn re-used and included within the uplifted plastic. All used plant pots are donated to local schools and scout groups. Plant trays are either donated to customers or returned to plant wholesalers. All cardboard waste is donated to our

Everything has it’s place for recycling in the bin area at Garden Centre Overstrand

local scout group, who receive money from this. All glass waste is disposed of within the village bottle bin – again money is received from this collection, which helps fund village schemes. Our tea-room ‘The Potting Shed’ promotes the use of compostable takeaway cups, lids, stirrers and napkins, and our soft drinks are in glass bottles. We have also taken measures to ensure all biscuits and café condiments are not packaged in single use plastics. We hope to develop and expand our range of organic and natural plant feeds and pest treatment lines. We are also planning to have a complete section promoting plastic free garden and home sundries, natural and locally sourced handmade soaps and cleaning products. We host various seasonal food and craft markets, promoting locally made crafts, treats and gifts, and ensure that at each event we promote a local charity that is at the heart of our local community. For more information visit www.gardencentreoverstrand.co.uk

Hozelock Bokashi Composters are being used in the Potting Shed Tea Room kitchen to recycle food waste.

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Sustainable Cordless Power from Greenworks Did you know there are more people alive today in the world than have ever lived? With the world’s population growing at such a rate and the available resources including fossil fuels dwindling in supply, it will only be a matter of time before our precious commodities will be harder to extract to support increasing demand. The need for all of us to become more focused on living cleaner, more sustainable lifestyles is already upon us, with manufacturers across all industries looking to develop environmentally friendly products, including a major shift from fuel to battery technology. There is a growing trend to pursue renewable energy in many parts of the World. Within the next 10 years more than 19% of all electricity and up to 30% by 2050 will come from wind farms avoiding 3 billion tons of CO2 according to Ecowatch. In the US, Solar generation currently is accountable for over 11% of the total renewable generated power and is expected to climb to 48% by 2050 according to the Centre for Climate and energy solutions. With so much focus on looking for cleaner more sustainable renewable energy, the future will be battery driven. Globe Tools are the world’s largest cordless garden machinery manufacturer currently producing over 1.2m units per month and growing. The founder and visionary of this company, Yin Chen,

(inset) turned his vision in 2002 from a small workshop into a full scale cuttingedge vertically integrated manufacturing operation across 3 continents to support the transition from petrol-powered outdoor equipment to ones which run purely on battery power. Today the Greenworks cordless brand, produced by Globe, provides its customers all over the world with a full compliment of garden and power tool equipment run solely on battery power. Greenworks identified the need to provide different voltage platforms to address the demands of different customer groups whether they are beginners and small garden owners, practical optimizers for those who aspire to maintain a perfect garden and performers or semi professionals for the serious heavy users. Greenworks strive to produce products which deliver strong performance and reliability, at affordable prices that provides a cleaner, quieter, more convenient hasslefree solution and more importantly are fuel or cable free. One charge of a 40v Greenworks 2ahr battery costs in the region of 7p (depending on your energy provider) and can deliver up to 45 minutes of continuous usage, more than enough to cut most average sized British lawns. Not only is there no need to take unnecessary trips to the local petrol station but cordless

Globe Tools, producers of the Greenworks brand, are the world’s largest cordless garden machinery manufacturer producing over 1.2m units per month. lawnmowers, line trimmers and hedge trimmers virtually require no maintenance. Greenworks tools allow you the freedom to move around your garden with ease whilst emitting no harmful emissions and as they are super quiet, you won’t annoy the neighbours either. This Spring, Greenworks are preparing to launch its new 2 x 24v platform that can deliver 48v power in its new mower range and also run a full compliment of 24v hand tool equipment, by utilising just one of the batteries, putting complete flexibility back in the hands of the customer.

For more information on how Greenworks can make your life easier whilst protecting the environment, visit www.greenworkstools.uk

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FEATURE

Recycling Plant Pots At the Cultivating Retail Conference last November, Stuart Foster, CEO of RECOUP gave a presentation about plastic recycling with particular reference to the recycling of plant pots.

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RECOUP is the UK’s leading authority on plastics waste and resource management, providing expertise and guidance to a wide range of organisations and industries. They are working closely with the garden sector to help improve recyclability and sustainability within the industry. Over the last two years there has been a fundamental shift in attitude towards improved long-term use of plastic resources and demands to improve recycling rates. Many companies across the country are beginning to examine the environmental impact of the materials they use to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. This has seen the introduction of many new materials and an increased demand for products to be easier to recycle. In 2019, RECOUP and the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) worked together to research how plastic is used and recycled within UK horticulture. With 25 million gardeners across the UK, it is important that the industry can show they are environmentally conscious. Together growers, garden centres, manufacturers and landscapers contribute £24bn to the British economy each year – to put this in context, this is larger than the British Aerospace industry. RECOUP dedicated a whole session to how plastics are used in Horticulture and Farming at their Annual Conference 2019 to gather more information. The conference hosts approximately 500 people from across the whole plastics resource and packaging value chain, who meet to discuss how recycling and sustainability can be further developed whilst products remain cost-effective. Following research, RECOUP and the HTA identified changes that could increase the amount of material that can be recycled allowing the ‘circular economy’ to build. A major change that came from this research is the move away from the traditional black plant pot. Product tests by RECOUP showed black plastic plant pots cannot be sorted and processed correctly at recycling facilities. Black plastic packaging is typically coloured using carbon black pigments, these pigments absorb the infra-red light used to identify the different plastics at sorting facilities. This results in the black plastic plant pots being undetected and


FEATURE being classified as waste rather than being recycled. The research undertaken by RECOUP, with the support of their members, proved that removing the carbon black pigment from plant pots, allowed pots of various colours to be identified at the sorting facility and successfully sorted for recycling. As a direct result of this testing and research, taupe coloured pots have now been adopted as the new industry standard. They have been successfully tested by RECOUP, who confirm that they can be detected and processed for further recycling. RECOUP and the HTA continue to work together to develop and implement systems to allow plant pots to easily be recycled. Many garden centres are now offering plant pot collection schemes, so even if a Local Authority is unable to collect the pots as part of the regular collections, there are places where gardeners can recycle their pots. The hope is that more Local Authorities will start to collect pots in the future. Stuart Foster, Chief Executive Officer RECOUP said: “RECOUP have 30 years’ experience of working across the whole plastics resource and packaging industry and we are now being approached by industries, such as the garden sector, keen to explore how they can help create a fully circular and resource efficient economy, underpinned by effective producer and consumer responsibility. “The best approach to achieving a responsible plastics future is still to be agreed and RECOUP are at the forefront of having conversations and undertaking research to provide evidence to support claims being made. It is important to evaluate what is seen as ‘unnecessary use’, what are the environmental implications of using alternative materials, and assessing the most effective recycling systems for all products including plastics.”

RECOUP have produced a free report, titled ‘Recyclability by Design Guidance for Plastic Plant Pots, supported by the HTA, which provides additional evidence and information. You can download this for free from RECOUP.org

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GARDEN CENTRE SUSTAINABILITY

‘Doing nothing is dangerous’

Aylett Nurseries don’t leave it to chance for customers to find out which of the products they sell tick the sustainability box, they make a display in the garden centre entrance to highlight them all, and they y use social media to drive sustainability sales too!

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“Rushing into things is dangerous. But doing nothing is more dangerous.” So says Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett Nurseries in St Albans. “It’s a moving target, this sustainability thing but customers expect it. Financially, it makes sense. It works, recycling, waste reduction. Those things actually make efficiencies and even in situations where things are slightly more expensive actually, customers are normally happy to pay the difference, or you have to absorb a bit of it.” Aylett Nurseries have been on the sustainability journey now for many years and are main sponsors of the annual St Albans Sustainability Week. “I’ve been banging on about it for a while but if you only did one thing it would be by yourself a baler and bale your plastic, bale your cardboard and bale your shrink and take it out of your waste stream.” “When we show our customers what we do (they have massive displays of their waste management and sustainable products etc in store during St Albans Sustainability Week and at other times) they all say, ‘I didn’t realize you were doing so much.’ That’s why we must tell people about it.” Adam’s staff at Aylett Nurseries play a big part in their sustainability journey. “How many people work in garden centres who aren’t enthusiastic about the environment? This is not a difficult sell. When we started on the sustainability kick, we had a management meeting: I said there are two ways to look at this, there are those of you who are the eco warriors, you’re going to love this and then there are those of you who aren’t and you’re interested in your pay packet. All of you are going to benefit from this because we’re going to reduce the amount we send to landfill, we’re going to reduce our costs. We’re going to sell our cardboard and our plastic, we’re going to


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The St Albans Sustainability Festival is an opportunity to make a big feature in store. Plus, customers are encouraged all year round to call in and get a free water bottle refill using the refill.org app.

“At the end of the day you’ve got to do this for the right reason. And the right reason is for the environment”

reduce the waste bill. So everyone succeeds and customers love it.” “That’s why I like being in this industry was their reaction. That doesn’t mean we’re green. It doesn’t mean we don’t have plastic pots. It doesn’t mean we don’t use heating but we certainly need to adapt and change and keep moving forward. We’ve got to do our best. I feel very, very passionately about it. Customers are not asking us to

completely rip up our business model and change it. There’s a huge following, particularly in St Albans from customers to know what we’re doing. And when we tell them what we’re doing it is such a positive, but we’re not doing nearly enough.” I suspect loads of people have done LED lights. I’ve changed every single light in the garden centre. It cost £60k with a very helpful carbon trust grant of 10%. I’m saving just over 20 percent a year on my energy bill so the payback for me is three years. They’ve got a warranty of five years and over their lifetime that’s 30 tons of carbon we’ve saved just by putting in LED lights.” Aylett Nurseries have also been involved in wider sustainability initiatives. “A few years ago we signed up to the Refill App (www.refill.org.uk) for free water bottle re-fills and currently we get at least a

Even the café team get right behind sustainability at Aylett Nurseries during St Albans Sustainabilty Week and beyond. What a great place to immerse customers in all the good things they are doing!

dozen people a day calling in for free water. What’s not to like about that!” “At the end of the day you’ve got to do this for the right reason. And the right reason is for the environment. Everything else is a benefit. If you’re only doing this to be seen to be green that’s the wrong reason.

All plants grown by Aylett Nurseries are grown in 100% recyclable blue teku pots which are collected by St Albans District council.

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FEATURE

What is Sustainability? Dr David Bek is a Reader in Sustainable Economies based at the Research Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University. Here he explains just why sustainability is so high on the agenda at the moment and talks about the issues and opportunities for garden centres that lie ahead.

Sustainability is a buzzword which has become highly influential in recent years and is widely used in all sorts of contexts. But it’s a slippery idea, which means different things to different people. I will start with some context which explains why sustainability has become a critically important idea. Many in the scientific community consider that we are living in a geological epoch which can be called the Anthropocene, meaning a time when human activity is having profound impacts upon Earth’s geology and ecosystems. There are significant upward trends from the 1940s onwards for increases in economic activity such as GDP growth, population growth, increases in natural resource use and increases in things like carbon dioxide emissions, ozone depletion, species loss, forests loss, and so forth. The inference being that the drive for growth is associated with significant and ultimately damaging environmental impacts. The planet is warming. We are on course for a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature,

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probably much higher if there are not substantial changes in human behaviour and higher average temperatures means changes in weather patterns with potentially catastrophic impacts. Other dimensions of the Anthropocene include biodiversity loss and depletion and pollution of soil, water and air. Environmental awareness moved into the mainstream at the back end of the 1960s and early 1970s. Photos from space provided a sense of the finiteness of the earth and its resources within an infinite universe. It was in the 1980s that sustainability came to the forefront of debates. The UN published a report entitled Our Common Future, which contained a definition of sustainability that continues to be widely accepted. ‘Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ The current state of the art thinking focuses upon the three P’s people, planet and profit. Any activity needs to lie at the intersection of these three elements in

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“We could all do little things to contribute to a sustainable future and the horticultural industry is exceptionally well placed to tackle the big stuff and to help individuals do their bit.”

order to be truly sustainable. Ultimately, if the planet and its resources are not respected, then there will be not much of a future for people or profit. In the context of horticulture, we need to think about the pathways toward sustainability. There needs to be a focus upon reducing or even eradicating negative carbon, water and biodiversity footprints. And whilst the bigger picture seems daunting. We need to remember that every individual action does matter. We could all do little things to contribute to a sustainable future and the horticultural industry is exceptionally well placed to tackle the big stuff and to help individuals do their bit. Peat is quite controversial because whilst peat is a wonderful medium for growing products the problem is that peat is taken out of the natural environment. It’s taken from peat bogs that have taken thousands of years typically to develop into their particular state. It’s not just the changes in the ecosystems in those places. Just by removing that peat, you are releasing greenhouse gases which will go straight off into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. So even if you’re using that peat in gardens, you’ve


FEATURE already got that particular problem. I think the question is: are there viable alternatives? Is peat the only way of actually growing great garden products? Thanks to The TV program Blue Planet 2, plastics have become something of a pariah in the last year or so and this is an issue that afflicts horticulture as much as any other industry. If you look at the data 300 to 400 million plant pots every year are discarded into landfill or into incineration, which is a major issue for the industry because the problem with the black plant pot is that it’s difficult to recycle owing to the pigmentation that’s in it. So it just gets discarded with the systems we have in the UK currently. It’s really good to see that’s happening with changes of colour for plant pots but we do need joined up systems in the industry, probably needing to actually lobby local authorities and central government to make our recycling systems much more consistent so that we don’t have this totally unacceptable problem of plastic from a particular industry ending up contributing to climate change and pollution. When it comes to the positive things to do with sustainability and horticulture trees and shrubs inherent property is the ability to sequester carbon. And this is why we’ve got a very, very positive story to tell. Research conducted at a university in the United States has shown that a single red maple tree in its lifetime can sequester 664 kilograms of carbon, which is a significant offset against any other issues created in its production. And even if you think about the humble viburnum shrub when it’s grown to maturity in its lifetime, it can sequester up to 10 kilograms of carbon. So if we think about the cumulative effects of long term planting, actually there’s some really good story to tell here. This should be very much part of the sustainability journey of the industry to be encouraging much more long-term planting and to be aware of those kinds of positive impacts that the industry can create. The key thing is that people plant things and leave it. Don’t just rip it out of the ground after two or three years because fashion has changed. If you want to do something positive for sustainability, this is what you should do as longterm planting also aids biodiversity developments. You’re going to get more insects and more forms of wildlife developing in that particular area, which again, is a positive for the environment and it’s positive for the planet as a whole.

Peat Free Compost becomes a best-seller Westland’s New Horizon Peat Free Compost became a bestselling growing media line this Autumn, according to the weekly epos analysis for GTN Bestsellers. During October and November 2019 Westland New Horizon All Plant Compost 60 litres featured in the top 5 bestselling growing media lines and even reached as high as the No 2 bestselling line for one week in October, outselling many peat based products. GTN Bestsellers analyst, Trevor Pfeifer, sees this as a significant move for the adoption of peat free growing media.

In previous years the only time peat free composts have featured in the GTN Top 50 have been in the high spring weeks when less keen gardeners come into the buying pool. These sales during October and November 2019 are to keen gardeners and for them to be choosing a peat free option is good news for all. When they start telling other gardeners about their success and their contribution towards sustainability there is real potential for a snowball effect and much higher sales of peat free composts during 2020.

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FARM SHOP SUSTAINABILITY

Food Sustainability driving up the frequency of sales Last September Gates Garden Centre in Cold Overton Leicestershire opened a new £2m Farm Shop that is already on target to achieve up to £4m sales in the first year and sustainability features are a key part of that success. Top of the list and driving a higher frequency is the Organic Milk vending machine. “The milk comes from literally 1.2 mile mi less up tthe he road roa oad d at G lebe le be Farm” Far arm” m” e xpla xp lain inss miles Glebe explains

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owner Nigel Gates. “Will Armitage is a passionate organic farmer. He brings the pod in. It’s a pound a litre to refill a bottle of organic milk.” “In terms of driving the customer It’s a huge part, that’s the benefit of it. And the frequency of coming back. We even get villages grouping together with a milk order that one member of the villag ge comes up p and collects the milkk.”

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There’s also an orange juice vending machine, bring your own bottle of course, a peanut butter making machine and a wonderful gravity bin system for dispensing just the right amount of pulses, herbs, dried fruits etc. For the sticky or oily lines in the gravity bins there are clear containers made from plants, they look like plastic and apart from that all other bags are paper. One customer told us “My 14-year-old son came with me before Christmas and was so impressed that there were no plastic bags he’s told me I should come and get all of my shopping here.” With meat sold in the butchers coming from Nigels son’s herds of cattle and as much local produce stocked as possible this really is an example of how appealing sustainable food retailing is to customers. And at the tills there is a ready supply of boxes to pack shopping into. “They are so popular with customers,” said Nigel, “we’d be crazy not to offer them instead of bags.”


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Make your own Peanut Butter, spreading the love and great for the environment.

Market-leading planter supplier Apta has expanded its indoor selection with a fantastic new range of recycled pots. Made entirely from waste paper and natural latex, the Green Haus range features intricate detailing and patterns and needless to say - are also 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Waste paper and off-cuts are pulped, pressed into sheets, dried and then fashioned into pots of all shapes and sizes, with many different patterns and colours. Several layers of natural latex are then added to the inside to create a waterproof seal as good as any ceramic. In addition to the sustainable nature of the products, much of the manufacturing is done by workers (often young mothers) in their own homes, a system which allows them to earn a living whilst bringing up their children. James Hoad, Apta director, says “the Green Haus pots were extremely popular when we launched them at Glee in September and we’ll be making a lot of deliveries in 2020. Customers loved the story behind the products, but importantly they are also excellent designs in commercial shapes and sizes, on-trend colourways, and well-priced. They’re also lightweight and nonfragile, so are very simple to store and display. Easy to see why they’ve been so popular!” To learn more about the Green Haus range please visit apta.co.uk, or email sales@apta.co.uk.

Even the look-a-like plastic containers are actually made from plants and the squeeze your own fresh orange juice is popular with all ages of customers.

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INDEX

Company.....................................................Page No 1 Tree Cards ............................................................ 18 6 Elements.............................................................. 18 Acopia ...................................................................... 18 Alexander Rose..................................................... 18 Algon.................................................................. 18, 19 Apta .................................................................... 15, 19 B Green.................................................................... 19 Block Blitz ............................................................... 19 Bloomin Amazing .......................................... 19, 20 Bord na Mona ................................................. 19, 20 Bulldog.............................................................. 20, 21 Capi Europe........................................................... 20 Coffee Logs ........................................................... 20 Concept Research ............................................... 20 Cuckmere Trugs................................................... 20 Deco-pak ..................................................................21 Divine Distribution ................................................21 DJ Turfcare..............................................................21 Durstons...................................................................21 Easytill.......................................................................21 elho ............................................................................21 ESA Sales ................................................................22 Evergreen Garden Care ......................................22 Fallen Fruits ............................................................22 Floralive...................................................................22 Floramadia..............................................................22 Fordingbridge ........................................................22 GA Pet Food............................................................22 Garden Pride..........................................................22 Garden Radio .........................................................23 Gardman Crest ......................................................23 Garland ....................................................................23 GIMA.........................................................................23 Glee...........................................................................23 Goldleaf Gloves .....................................................23 Greenwash..............................................................23 Handy Distribution...........................................7, 23 Henry Bell .............................................................. 24 Home and Garden UK ........................................ 24

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Hozelock.............................................................2, 24 Husqvarna ............................................................. 24 Hygeia.............................................................. 24, 25 Innovators International.................................... 25 Jardinopia.............................................................. 25 Johnsons Seeds................................................... 25 Kadai........................................................................ 26 Keel Toys ......................................................... 25, 26 Kelkay...................................................................... 26 Lifestyle Garden................................................... 26 LOFA........................................................................ 26 Marriages................................................................27 Moss Off ................................................................. 30 Natural Grower................................................26,27 Norfolk Leisure......................................................27 Pentik .......................................................................27 Pheonix Textiles (Hug Rug) .............................. 28 Plant Grow.......................................................27, 28 PlantWorks ............................................................ 28 Premier Decorations .......................................... 28 Primeur................................................................... 28 Primus (Perry trade)........................................... 28 Recoup.................................................................... 29 Rota Spas............................................................... 29 Sipcam .................................................................... 29 Stagecraft.............................................................. 29 Summit International ......................................... 30 Taylors Bulbs......................................................... 30 Tildenet.......................................20, 24, 26, 29, 30 Treadstone............................................................. 30 Twool ....................................................................... 30 Ustigate .................................................................. 30 Veg Trug................................................................. 30 Wagner......................................................................31 Weaver Green .........................................................31 Westland Horticulture...................................31, 32 Wheelie Klips...........................................................31 Wildlife World..........................................................31 Woodlodge...............................................................31 Woodmasterne.......................................................31 Zest 4 Leisure.........................................................31


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6 Elements Outdoor Fire products are made from the highest quality stainless steel Our Products : Utilise recycled steel materials - Are VOC paint free - Only burn sustainable wood & charcoal Fuel Are fully recyclable at end of life

Cards that plant trees! Each 100% recycled card comes with the planting of 1 tree and a bee-friendly ower seed token. Available either naked or in compostable sleeves. Recyclable POS display stands offered free on qualifying orders. Join the Treevolution! hello@1treecards.com www.1treecards.com

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Cut the Plastic. Make the Switch with Acopia. Go green this Spring with Plant Sleeves, Compostable and Paper Carriers, Car Boot liners, Jute and Cotton Bags and more! Call Letitia on 01243 838373 to discuss more sustainable options! www.acopia.co.uk

Cut the Plastic Make the Switch Customers are demanding that we all make positive actions to help the environment. Acopia brings a creative approach to helping garden retailers become more sustainable. Talk to us about sustainable alternatives for: Bags, Plant Sleeves, Bootliners, Janitorial Supplies, Till Rolls, Packaging & Gift Wrap. Call us on 01243 383373 for a more sustainable 2020!

t: 0845 075 6111 w: acopia.co.uk

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Alexander Rose has been working hard over the last year to eliminate all single-use plastic from our supply chain. From covers to bolt packs, from cushions to instruction manuals we no longer use singleuse plastic at all. www.alexander-rose.co.uk


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Algon Organic path cleaner is an environmentally friendly formula that is safe for pets, wildlife and use around children. It is non-toxic and easy to apply with long lasting results. www.algonorganics.co.uk

B GREEN works actively with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our products are made from and with natural materials e.g. our clay pots are fired using Rice Husks. We use recycled products wherever possible. All print material is cradle to cradle. www.bgreen.dk

Apta’s innovative Green Haus indoor pot range is made from recycled paper and natural latex. All the products are completely biodegradable, waterproof, and feature fantastic patterns and on-trend colourways. www.apta.co.uk

We strongly believe in providing effective and sustainable cleaning solutions for your home and garden. Block Blitz products are super eco-friendly, non-toxic and have a low environmental impact. 100% recyclable packaging, fast biodegradation and a zero waste to landfill policy. www.blockblitz.co.uk

Triple action soil enricher From entirely renewable resources 100% peat free Best-seller West Country Soil Improvement Limited, Rainbarrow AD Plant, Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9JF. Tel. 01305 267886 www.bloominamazing.com

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This unique, triple action soil enricher is 100% peat free and made entirely of renewable by-product from biomethane production on the Duchy of Cornwall estate in Dorset. www.bloominamazing.com | 01305 889525

A comprehensive and unrivalled outdoor covers range from market leading and long established experts, Bosmere. With biodegradable products added for 2020, the breadth of range is the most comprehensive in the industry www.tildenetgardenware.co.uk 0117 934 1799

Sustainability is a topic we can’t deny anymore. Especially since we are in the garden branch where we have a close connection with nature. We started by creating recyclable planters though a sustainable process and now we are expanding the collection with a biodiversity range (rain Barrels, bee hotels, bird houses). However, that is not enough. Eventually we would like to produce 100% biobased planters only, made from sugarcane. We are able to produce these, but the consumer is not ready yet. Therefore it is time for us to increase awareness, so we can work on a better and a sustainable future for ourselves and next generations. We started by creating recyclable planters though a sustainable process and we are expanding the collection with a biodiversity range. However, that is not enough. It’s time to increase awareness and work on a sustainable future. www.capi-europe.com

Concept Research has 25 years’ experience in manufacturing humane animal deterrents. UK made and designed, our products are environmentally friendly and are effective alternatives to poisons and traps. Distributed direct from our Hertfordshire factory to minimise our carbon footprint. Tel: 01438 727183 Web: www.conceptresearch.co.uk

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Happy Compost is Bord na Mona’s first entirely peat-free range, and most eco-friendly yet. The packaging is recyclable, using 30% recycled plastic – the highest amount achievable, and the six new products cater to gardeners’ needs whilst staying environmentally responsible. www.thegreengardener.com

For 240 years Bulldog Tools have been manufacturing and supplying gardening tools from our base in Wigan, England. These famously strong ranges are made with A Grade Ash, which is FSC accredited and comes from sustainable sources. We also offer a “Lifetime Guarantee“. For more information contact Sarah Cottle on sarah.cottle@rollins.co.uk or call 0773 606 1255

Made from recycled coffee grounds, Coffee Logs are eco-friendly fire logs perfect for wood burners and multi-fuel stoves. They burn 20% hotter and longer than kiln-dried wood and save 80% on greenhouse gas emissions vs the grounds going to landfill. www.coffee-logs.co.uk coffeelogs@bio-bean.com

Genuine Sussex Trugs have been used in horticulture for over 190 years. Woods used in the crafting of our Trugs comes from sustainable U.K. or European certified sources. Made in our Sussex workshops they have a five-year guarantee. www.sussextrugs.com


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For 240 years Bulldog have been manufacturing and supplying gardening tools from our factory in Wigan, England. The handles of our famously strong tools are made with FSC accredited ‘A’ Grade Ash, all from sustainable sources. Replacement handles are available across the entire range. Tel: 01279 401570

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DJ Turfcare prides itself on delivering to market truly ‘green’ lawn fertiliser options. All the products in the RHS endorsed portfolio – including Mo Bacter, MO Bacter Instants, Recovery and BioLime – are 100% organic, and are both pet and child safe. Tel: 01483 200976 Web: www.djturfcare.co.uk

UK based Durston Garden Products has long been recognised as supplier of top quality growing media products to the trade. Its ecological approach to its business and land management is well documented, whilst its NEW 100% recyclable packaging speaks volumes. www.durstongardenproducts.co.uk

We supply a comprehensive range of Olive Wood products from sustainable sources, Recycled glass products, soy wax candles in reusable bowls, we are using paper bags instead of plastic bags were we can. sales@divinedistribution.co.uk www.divinedistribution.co.uk

Easitill, with its partners Floralabels and OKI Europe, can present a complete ‘DoIt-Yourself’ labelling solution with plant passports. Our solution allows you to print on demand reducing wastage. Our biodegradable labels are recyclable and will biodegrade in landfill conditions. www.easitill.co.uk

We call it the beauty of waste. 70% of the materials that we currently use is made from recycled plastic. We recycled 5,600,000 kilo in the past year! Plus we manufacturer with 100% pure wind energy. www.elho.com

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A beautifully designed collection of homewares that can be taken from the kitchen to the table, mainly produced from natural and sustainable materials, including bamboo, glass, PEFC certified wood, organic cotton, and beeswax. caroline.holford@esasales.co.uk

Performance Organics All Purpose Liquid from Miracle-Gro is 100% natural and organic plant food, proven to be as effective as synthetic products. Not only is it child, pet and bee friendly, the packaging is recyclable and made from 100% recycled plastic. www.lovethegarden.com

Have a green picnic, with these natural palm leaf plates dining becomes a party, Apart from being trendy and unique these plates have been produced with 100% natural eco friendly materials and are completely biodegradable. sales@fallenfruits.co.uk

THRIVE is the world’s first premixed peat-free growing medium for carnivorous plants. Used professionally & supplied via mailorder since 1998, THRIVE is now available to retail in 3 primary SKU/ fill sizes - 0.30L, 1L and 5L. b2b@floralive.co.uk

Proven answers for greener plant labelling. Alternatives to virgin plastic for a rapidly changing world: B500 (coated paper) ECO35 (bio-plastic) RPP (recycled PP) RPET (recycled PET) Request a copy of Our Green White Paper: floramedia.co.uk/white-paper Floramedia.co.uk info@floramedia.co.uk 01206 771 040

GA continues to invest in sustainable environmental systems with minimal impact on the community and environment, becoming a fully sustainable site with a 2025 target of zero waste to landfill and 2050 target of zero net CO2 emissions. www.ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

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50 years of helping businesses grow, Fordingbridge continue to provide sustainable solutions for the garden centre industry. Delivering quality canopy and building solutions, with industry leading guarantees, we work with businesses to ensure a fitting enhancement to your outside space. info@fordingbridge.co.uk www.fordingbridge.co.uk

Garden Pride are a proud UK manufacturer sourcing from local suppliers. They are reducing their carbon footprint and air miles on hundreds of products every day. sales@gardenpridemarketing.co.uk


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Don’t leave it to chance that customers know about your sustainability credentials. Use the airwaves of Garden Radio in your garden centre to tell them all about it in between the music tracks that enhance your garden centre shopping environment. Contact: gardenradio@tgcmc.co.uk or call 07973 504214

We are proud to be a sustainable British manufacturer. We have only ever used 100% recycled and 100% recyclable plastic on every possible product that we manufacture. We re-use and re-purpose plastic helping to ensure that it does not end up in landfill or our oceans. www.garlandproducts.com

Glee is the UK’s premium destination for the garden and outdoor living industry. It’s the only place to see the complete picture of sustainable product, through 500 suppliers in 8 sectors, plus product trend showcases, learning and networking opportunities. www.gleebirmingham.com

To reduce CO2 emissions the Geli factory have for many years been using green energy. A significant portion of their product range is already made from sustainable materials however innovation is continuing to further work with sustainable materials. The 10 litre watering can (being the most popular selling item) is now being produced almost entirely from recycled plastic waste thereby reducing CO2 emissions to the environment. www.greenwashltd.com

As well as redesigning the complete Gardman Crest range with sustainability in mind we’ve also been making sure our products and packaging also ticks the sustainability box. At present 86% is recyclable and our target is 96% in three years’ time. http://tgcmc.newsweaver.co.uk/ GTNXtraadtakeover/1sacl3ylwol

GIMA, the leading trade association for the UK garden supply base, is establishing a roadmap to support members through the sustainable plastic packaging journey by providing a membership advice and support service. Companies looking for more information should contact GIMA directly. info@gima.org.uk tel: 01959 564947

As a family company, we are committed to minimising the environmental impacts of our business. Dedicated to protection of the environment, supporting charities & our local community, promoting equal opportunities & safe, efficient working practices & working with suppliers who uphold similar values. www.goldleaf-gloves.com

Greenworks, one of the leading brands of the world’s largest manufacture of cordless garden Machinery provides the environmentally friendly, convenient and hassle-free solution for all your gardening needs. Whether you are cutting your lawn or trimming your hedges, Greenworks have the answer. www.greenworkstools.uk

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2020 launches include stylish pots and planters as part of the expanded Growers Choice range made from 100% recycled waste plastic which would otherwise go to landfill – an important step in responsible use of plastics thoughout the brand which includes biodegradable packaging www.tildenetgardenware.co.uk 0117 934 1799

Market leading innovators in sustainable garden products, with an expanded award winning Biodegradable Bamboo Range. Offering alternatives to single use plastic for gardeners, Haxnicks continues to champion sustainability and practicality in their user friendly products. www.tildenetgardenware.co.uk 0117 934 1799

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Home and Garden UK Ltd, importers of unique garden sculptures Items are exclusively designed in house, we are proud that all our life size sculptures are made from recycled aluminum. Each product is skillfully hand finished before dispatching Stephen Dowling 01638 711070 sales@homeandgardenuk.co.uk

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Hozelock are helping gardeners to ditch chemicals and move to natural solutions, leading the way with their leading eco-friendly gardening ranges. Hozelock’s watering wisdom brings practical solutions for giving plants just the water they need, without waste, and wildlife can thrive with natural garden fertilisers and an influential Plant a Pot campaign for bees. www.hozelock.com 0121 313 4095

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GARDENA is committed to creating a sustainable future. From using reusable, durable plastic packaging, sourcing FSC certified wood from trusted suppliers, to reducing co2 emissions. GARDENA is continually developing innovative watering solutions to conserve the world’s most precious resource. #EveryDropCounts Email: info.gardena@husqvarna.co.uk Website : www.gardena.com/uk


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Hygeia have developed a solution to help reduce the 1000’s of plastic bottles sent to landfill each year. A new re-fill concept for our Tomato Feed & Nature Safe Seaweed allows consumers to re-use plastic bottles and save money! Contact t.stolworthy@hygeia.ie 07586816843

Jardinopia Ltd design and manufacture multi-award winning garden gift products under the Potty Feet, Cane Companion, Feeder Friends and Pot Buddies brands, distributing in 18 countries. All of their outer and inner packaging is 100% recycled. E: Info@Jardinopia.com W: www.Jardinopia.com

Combining the latest manufacturing techniques and new polymer materials, the Winawood range of outdoor furniture combines the appearance of wood with the durability of man-made items. It only requires periodic cleaning with water to maintain its perfect finish. It is produced using 15% recycled materials and is fully recyclable www.innovators-international.co.uk

Johnsons offers a comprehensive range of organic vegetable seed varieties. In addition, Johnsons’ plastic plant label is being phased out and replaced with one made from 100% renewable FSC certified material. Tel: 01638 751 161 Website (trade): www.johnsons-trade.com

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Our ethos is to minimise our impact on the planet by using recycled materials where possible, the renowned Recycled Kadai is handmade from old oil drums. We only producing items that will last and hopefully improve with age if properly cared for. www.kadai.co.uk

Kelkay Aggregates are responsibly sourced and supplied in strong bags that are made from a minimum 30% recycled content- Just one of the ways in which Kelkay demonstrates commitment to sustainability. www.kelkay.com 01450 869333

Manufactured from recycled plastic, the Keeleco soft toy range from Keel Toys is 100% Recycled and 100% Huggable featuring endangered wild animals and sea life. Sales@keeltoys.com www.keeltoys.com 01233 506363

Tackling a worldwide issue, LifestyleGarden® presents the DuraOcean® chair, an innovative product development that is breaking new ground by utilising ocean plastic to create the world’s first commercially available chair made with ocean debris, setting the benchmark for sustainable material usage and design. www.lifestylegarden.com 01268 937089

The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association encourages all its members engaged in the manufacture and distribution of Outdoor Living products to make sustainability a guiding principle for their membership. LOFA will strive to help its members to reduce their impact on natural resources, minimise waste and move towards more renewable energy options where they can. www.lofa.co.uk

Vegan friendly, nutrient-rich organic fertiliser for all fruit, vegetables and plants. Provide your customers with an eco-friendly option. Visit: www.naturalgrower.co.uk or contact: sales@naturalgrower.co.uk

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Introducing biodegradable packaging in 2020 , Mainframe is a simple re-useable modular frame system, utilising recyclable aluminium to offer endless possibilities for crop protection and poultry enclosures. www.tildenetgardenware.co.uk 0117 934 1799


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Honeyfields are proud to sell wild bird foods sourced from “fair to nature” farms where 10% of the land is unfarmed and “well managed” to regenerate natural wildlife habitats, which has been proven to increase wildlife numbers on these farms. www.honeyfieldswildbird.co.uk 0845 257 0232

Buy with confidence from Norfolk Leisure Lifestyle Limited The weave on all our furniture is environmentally friendly using non-toxic and 100% recyclable materials We are certified to LOFAssured no. 10010 and FSC Chain of Custody Licence Code -FSC-C107679. All LIFE teak is made from 100% Indonesian legal wood with SVLK certification. All products are fully compliant with current regulations. www.norfolkleisure.com sales@norfolkleisure.co.uk 01553 811717

Natural Grower approved organic and vegan garden fertiliser products are made by a sustainable process that produces electricity for the national grid. British, chemical free, eco-friendly and safe for wildlife. 100% recyclable packaging 30% recycled materials used in the packaging Eco-friendly gardening www.naturalgrower.co.uk

Pentik is a member of the amfori BSCI and BEPI, which aim to improve social and environmental performance in global supply chains. In addition, Pentik requires its suppliers to commit to Pentik’s Social Responsibility Program. www.pentik.com

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Phoenox Textiles are the proud creators of the much-loved Hug Rug, the eco-friendly doormat made from recycled cotton at their zero-tolandfill factory. Constantly striving to increase their sustainability, Phoenox more recently introduced their Sense and Woven ranges, created entirely from recycled plastic bottles! http://www.phoenox.co.uk/

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PlantGrow is the first of it’s kind in the UK, a plant food & fertiliser made entirely by plants through a renewable energy source. We create electric during processing so pretty much the most eco plant food existing. Peat free, chemical free, animal free. www.plantgrow.co.uk

Devoted to minimising plastic wastage by reducing packaging where possible, sourcing environmentally-friendly products, and re-using plastic materials within our items. Products include our sustainably sourced bamboo fibre picnicware ranges; and outdoor woven rugs, made using recycled plastic bottles. sales@premierdec.com www.premierdec.com

Introducing a fantastic new edition to the Empathy Supreme Green range, a 4.5kg Lawn Feed which we are pleased to announce will be made from 100% recycled material ordinarily destined for landfill, demonstrating environmentally friendly gardening where packaging becomes packaging again. www.rootgrow.co.uk sales@rootgrow.co.uk 01795 411527

Primeur has taken the garden world by storm with its award winning recycled products. The company’s Tierra Verde Recycled Rubber Planters won the Sword of Excellence at the GIMA Awards in July before picking up the Best Eco Initiative Award at Glee in September. www.primeur.co.uk

Award-winning Innovative garden products made from Recycled Rubber Tyres The Range Includes Garden Borders Stepping Stones Planters Eco-friendly and indestructible products designed to withstand all weather conditions For more information or to view the full range, please visit www.primeur.co.uk or email sales@primeur.ltd.uk

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PRIMUS is a brand of A Perry, supplying hundreds of handcrafted gifts for the home and garden. A Perry have committed to significantly reduce our single use plastic consumption over the next 12 months. Our first plastic free packaging is already making its way into the marketplace, with the new licensed RSPB Hand Crafted Bird Sculptures also being made from FSC Certified materials. sales@primus.co.uk www.primus.co.uk


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UK hot tub manufacturer RotoSpa is launching its 2020 greeninitiative starting with its range of Air Source Heat Pump which uses 75% lessenergy when compared with a traditional electric heating element. We have thelowest carbon footprint of any spa available in the UK through our carbonefficient manufacturing process and low transportation cost. www.rotospa.co.uk

RECOUP is the UK’s leading authority on plastics waste and resource management, providing expertise and guidance to a wide range of organisations and industries. Download a free report; ‘Recyclability by Design Guidance for Plastic Plant Pots’ from RECOUP.org. www.RECOUP.org

ecofective’s range of greener, safer home and garden care, provides gardeners with very effective alternatives to conventional chemical offerings. Derived from natural solutions ecofective’s range includes Child, Pet and Bee Safe products. W: ecofective.uk.com T: 01763 212103 E: enquiries@ecofective.uk.com

UK based manufacturer of bespoke retail displays situated in the green heart of mid Wales. We are FSC certified, all of our timber is sourced from sustainable forests. Our manufacturing process and waste management aims are to reduce, recycle, reuse sales@stagecraft-uk.com www.stagecraft-uk.com

As part of an overall company drive, Tildenet are reducing plastic or using recycled plastic where possible in products, packaging and POS, whilst ensuring quality and value are maintained. 100% recyclable, biodegradable & compostable Made from 100% recycled paper

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New for 2020, high quality bottle flask and cup collections from our B&Co and MyBento brands, by Summit. We offer sustainable, well designed alternatives to single-use disposable plastics. ‘Refill not Landfill!’ info@summitint.co www.summitint.co

Taylors Bulbs sow approximately 8 hectares (approximately 300 tennis courts) of wildflower and bird seed margins each year around their daffodil fields to provide habitat and food for birds during winter months. 2km of native hedgerows have been recently planted and the company harvests rainwater for use in bulb growing. During 2019, just one change led to a reduction in the usage of a plastic by over 1.4 tonnes with further trials and developments of alternative packaging materials ongoing. www.taylors-bulbs.com

Our Gardener’s Pick & Mix is a “mouthwatering” way to retail garden accessories and removes the need for single use plastic packaging. Consumers simply fill recycled cardboard pouches with whatever they need for a fixed retail price. Also introduced this year is our new range of 100% Recycled Plastic Pots & Troughs www.treadstoneproducts.com

As part of an overall company drive, Tildenet are using recycled plastic and biodegradeable alternatives where possible in products, packaging and POS, whilst ensuring quality and value are maintained across netting and plant protection and garden essentials. www.tildenetgardenware.co.uk 0117 934 1799

Twool’s super sustainable products are made in Devon from the ‘lustre’ long wool of the rare breed Whiteface Dartmoor sheep. Versatile twool yarn is the eco-friendly British alternative to jute. Twool is soft, strong, 100% natural, 100% renewable and compostable. Tel: 01364 654467 Email info@twool.co.uk

Aqua Mania is a sustainable and environmentally friendly product that provides garden centres with a visitor attraction and irrigation for their plants. Developed by aquatic experts Ustigate, Aqua Mania invites everyone to the garden centre for a great day out. www.ustigatewaterplay.co.uk

VivaGreen have developed MossOff Chemical-Free, a product for treating moss. For use on grass and all hard surfaces without effecting other plants, shrubs, grass or pond life. www.vivagreengroup.com VegTrug are known for dominating the raised bed market, whilst also giving conscious thought to sustainability. All wooden products sold by VegTrug are 100% FSC Certified, along with the majority of the internal and external packaging which is recyclable. www.vegtrug.com

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WAGNER plant trolleys and Urban Gardening furniture stand for sustainable product developments. This means, for example: All wooden products are from FSC® certified, responsiblyrun forestry. All thermoplastic materials are recyclable. As sustainability is the order of the day for trade and consumers! www.wagner-system.de

At Westland, we’re leading the way on sustainability. From TV advertising New Horizon peat free compost to 20 million UK households and removing 800 tonnes of plastic from our packaging, to developing new plant protection products that reduce the need for chemicals. www.gardenhealth.com marketing@westland.com

Wildlife World are pioneers in conservation awareness, and use naturally durable and sustainable materials in everything we make. All our products are designed and tested at our farm and woodlands to ensure they are fit for purpose and use by wildlife T: 01666 505333 www.wildlifeworld.co.uk

Woodmansterne cards are printed with vegetable inks on paper from sustainable forests. Envelopes are made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste and polypropylene card bags have been replaced by Smart Seal saving up to 500,000 pieces of throw-away plastic being sent to landfill every week. www.woodmansterne.com

Rugs and textiles that look and feel like wool, cotton and linen, yet are machine washable and can be used inside and outdoors. All of our products are made from recycled plastic bottles meaning they look and feel amazing and are cleaning up the planet as well! weaver@weavergreen.com 01548 431902 weavergreen.com

Our clip products and spray bottle are made from recyclable plastic; our blister packaging is all recyclable; our bin liner products are made from re-cycled grade materials from prime sources of West European manufacture, and are compliant to the Packaging and Film Association [PAFA] tolerances of 10%. Using our liners and throwing householder rubbish directly into the wheelie bin opposed to using those from a kitchen environment such as under sink rubbish bin liners would involve over 52% less plastic going into landfill in respect to keeping your wheelie bin clean. wheelieklips.co.uk

Woodlodge’s Bamboo Pots are an innovative, eco-friendly and highly sustainable alternative to plastic containers. A percentage of sales will go directly to Cool Earth – a charity that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its’ contribution to climate change. www.woodlodge.co.uk pots@woodlodge.co.uk

Zest 4 Leisure is committed to using responsibly sourced sustainable timber and all products are certified to FSC® (FSC® C114990) standard. Zest 4 Leisure have 0% timber waste for all UK manufactured products. www.zest4leisure.co.uk

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