Groves takes on pot recycling initiative

Charlie Groves
Charlie Groves

Groves Nurseries in Bridport, Dorset is working with design company Ashortwalk which wants raw materials to make useful items for the garden. 

Charlie Groves, manager at Groves Nurseries, said: "When Simon Dicker from Ashortwalk approached me the decision to give our recycled flower pots to him seemed like a no brainer.

"They are a successful British design company who are making good quality and useful products.  The fact that we collect the raw materials then end up with the finished product ourselves seemed like too good an example of closed loop recycling to miss."

The plastic pots are chipped with a black dye added to make them all a uniform colour.  They are then processed into pellets so that they can be molded. 

The finished products take on an appearance very similar to that of slate which means that they can be made into a whole range of items from garden clocks and thermometers to bird feeders and placemats.

The full range of recycled gardening items can be found at Groves Nurseries in Bridport and on its website www.grovesnurseries.co.uk


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