The company announced in March it would recycle pots as part of its Plan Apple sustainability programme. Horticulture category manager Tim Clapp, who has been managing the scheme, said: "We have completed the roll-out of pot recycling to our stores and the response has been good."
"The pots are being returned to a supplier on the empty-return deliveries, who then bales them and returns them to the pot manufacturer, which recycles them and re-uses the plastic. We do not receive any money for the plastic."
Other centres have seen prices drop for recycled plastic but are continuing the service.
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