Green Connect's Peter Wilkinson said: "We'd like companies to take trade stands if they are particularly innovative in their product line. This is an opportunity to showcase their work and raise its profile." He pointed to Big Belly Bins, which have built-in solar-powered compactors, as an invention that is saving money and time for local authorities, allowing contractors to empty bins less often. Remote-control mowers that can cut on a 45 degs slope are another example, Wilkinson added.
"Water conservation is also a huge issue in horticulture so anything that would reduce inputs and overall costs in relation to environmental harm would appeal to our audience," he said.
- For details, see www.greenconnectforparks.org.