Recycling scheme pays off

Ruskington and Belton Garden Centres in Lincolnshire are proving their "green" idea of recycling plastic plant pots is paying off after delivering their sixth lorry load to a recycling company.

Partner in the garden centre Graham Elkington says they had now sent more than 100,000 plant pots and plant trays weighing two tonnes off, freeing up space in garden sheds across the county without the plastic going into Lincolnshire landfill sites.
 
He said: "We were amazed that soon after we put up the first collection point for old plant pots, it was filled within days.  We had to make a bigger receptacle. That too was soon filled.  I think its great that not only are we doing a service for the gardener, all of us are helping the environment by disposing of the plant pots this way."
   
Recycling specialists Julians of Boston said the material would all go back into future manufacturing.
 
Wyevale recently announced a pot-recycling scheme as part of its Plan Apple initiative (HW 9 September).


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