One solution is to use pots of a lighter colour, in our case grey. For several months now we have been restocking with grey pots which can easily be recycled by the end user - and we think look rather good too.
We will also soon be taking delivery of a waste plastic compactor with a compaction force of 65-tonne, which will enable us to offer a recycling service for used pots; more news when this becomes available.
But we are making other changes that will help with our journey towards becoming carbon neutral - smaller pot sizes, but the same size
10 litre plants will be supplied in 7.5 litre pots, and 20 litre plants will be supplied in 15 litres.
This will reduce the amounts of plastic and planting medium we consume without affecting the quality of the plant. There will be less weight, so we will get more on our lorries, increasing fuel efficiency.
When it comes to reducing our impact on the planet, there are no grey areas at Palmstead…