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Dobbies teams up with Elho on plant pot recycling bins

The Dobbies garden centre chain has teamed up with sustainable plant pot designer Elho to give gardeners an easy way of recycling their used plastic plant… View Article

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Dobbies teams up with Elho on plant pot recycling bins

The Dobbies garden centre chain has teamed up with sustainable plant pot designer Elho to give gardeners an easy way of recycling their used plastic plant pots and trays.

The company has installed Elho’s plastic pot recycling bins across 69 garden centres as new research from Dobbies shows that 35% of gardeners want to recycle more of their garden waste products this spring. The survey was based on responses from 2,003 UK adults between 4 and 7 March.

Chris Buck, northern account manager at Elho, said: “We’re pleased to be working on this initiative with Dobbies to encourage gardeners to recycle their plant pots, and to make it incredibly easy for them to do so.

“It has been widely reported that kerbside recycling of plant pots is challenging, with policies varying significantly from council to council. We wanted to help provide gardeners with a simple, convenient solution to dispose of their plant pots in an environmentally friendly way.”

Dobbies hopes the initiative will raise awareness amongst gardeners that the plant trays and pots they purchase can be recycled in-store.

Marcus Eyles, horticultural director at Dobbies Garden Centres, added: “We are always looking for ways to embed sustainability into our operations, and this is a positive step forward in our #SustainableDobbies journey.

“We also know from our own research that this is also something our customers are increasingly passionate about, and while we have encouraged pot recycling for a number of years in-store, these new bins provide customers with a clear message and opportunity to recycle.”

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