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SEVENOAKS GARDEN CENTRE STOCKS FLOWER POTS MADE FROM MARITIME WASTE

A Sevenoaks garden centre is stocking designer flower pots made from maritime waste as part of its drive to add more sustainable products to its range.

Polhill Garden Centre in London Road now has the Elho Ocean Collection available to purchase on its shop floor which have been recreated from plastic recycled granules.

The sustainable Dutch brand has found a clever way of helping to keep the ocean clean by using discarded fishing nets and ropes and creating flower pots in Atlantic Blue and Pacific Green. This helps prevent the maritime waste from ending up in the ocean.

The pots are made with 100 per cent recycled plastic and wind energy and are 100 per cent recyclable. The changing colour tones and natural marble effects make each product unique.

Jenni Seddon, marketing manager at Polhill Garden Centre, said: “Polhill Garden Centre is passionate about the environment and takes a keen interest in working with sustainable brands that help save the planet.

“We’re delighted to be working with Elho which is contributing to cleaner oceans by re-using fishing nets and ropes. This ocean plastic waste is often abandoned at sea but Elho have found a way of making beautiful flower pots from it which are quite incredible. This is a one-of-a-kind collection and every single pot is unique and a different colour.

“Caring about the planet is at the heart of what we do at Polhill Garden Centre. We’re always looking at ways where we can do our bit for the
environment whether it be reducing food waste in our restaurant or using battery-powered lawn mowers which produce no toxic fumes. Helping to prevent ocean pollution, therefore, is a cause we’re proud to support.”

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