THE MODERN MINT BLOG
How many plant pots do you have in the shed?
It is normally quite a few, once you dust off the spider webs and take a really good look!
Some estimates in the media equate the figure to be 5 million redundant plant pots sat in homes across the UK.
That is a lot of plastic that has no use, and cannot be recycled. Until now, that is…
At Modern Mint we sell a few eco-friendly products that re-use these plastic plant pots. Have you seen our stylish clocks?
We also do a brilliantly helpful set of plant labels, both printed and clear… what vegetable gardener doesn’t need these?
Think that is all? Think again. We make your old plastic plant pots into a bird feeder too… this is WILDLY popular!
Gosh, we even make them into house signs!
No longer should those pots of yours be left, useless and gathering cobwebs, at the bottom of the garden. Now they can be truly recycled.
To find your nearest garden centre, who will take your pots from you free of charge, click here.
Don’t have a garden centre near you who can collect them?
Print out this leaflet and give it to the garden centre manager so they have all the information they need to make plant pot recycling happen at theirs!
Another way to save plastic plant pots ending up in landfill, is to grow your plants from seed. Worth a try?
Modern Mint – helping recycle plant pots, instead of sending them to landfill.
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