The latest waste recycling figure from Bents Garden & Home indicates that the garden centre based in Glazebury, Cheshire is well on its way to achieving its 100 per cent target in the recycling of combined recyclables (mixed packaging, plastics, paper, card, wood, metals etc).
The firm recently recorded a figure of 98.9 per cent of its waste being fully recycled.
Managing director Matthew Bent said: "This is a fantastic result and a demonstration of what can be achieved when everyone works towards a common goal. We are always aiming for 100 per cent and our colleagues have worked hard to review processes and research new opportunities for improvement, all of which are reflected in this impressive recycling figure."
In 2008, Bents launched its Five Green Footprints - areas where as a business it can help to make a difference and maintain sustainability - with footprint one focusing on recycling, reducing and reusing
All plastic plant pots with the Bents logo can be returned for recycling and customers are encouraged to do this by receiving 50p off the purchase of their next hardy plant. All compost and green waste from Bents growing nurseries is also recycled and used for soil improvement, mulching or as planting material.
The remaining footprints are: Water Efficiency, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility and Trading Fairly and Responsibly.
Bents also aims to reduce its carbon footprint and by growing almost 60% of its plants at on-site nurseries has been able to significantly cut transport requirements.