The HTA has launched a Recycling Scheme for its members which will enable businesses of all sizes to responsibly recycle their plastic and other waste and enhance their green credentials.
Partnering with Winchester-based Ecogen, the scheme will provide a cost saving solution for most by reducing the need for skips and amount of waste going to landfill. For those that have the ability to accumulate volume, ideally through bailing, it could even provide a source of income. Ecogen, which is fully accredited, registered and licensed in all aspects of specialist waste recycling, already work with a number of garden centres and wholesale nurseries across the country.
There are a number of solutions on hand depending on the size of the business and the amount of plastic generated.
Martin Simmons, HTA Director of Operations comments, "Plastics and recycling have become even higher on the national agenda since the coverage on Blue Planet II showing how waste plastic impacts our natural world. Within the garden industry we do have a responsibility to recycle what we currently use, as well as develop innovative alternative solutions”.
Visit www.hta.org.uk/recycling for further information.