“Considering the use of plastic packaging in horticulture, what steps should a garden centre take to show a corporate social responsibility?”
Plastic flower pots
“Another idea is cutting out plastic pots altogether and using a biodegradable material like The Hairy Pot Plant Company.
The view from the garden centres
Sarah Squire, deputy chairman, Squire’s Garden Centres said: “Whilst we have a range of measures designed to ensure we operate in a responsible manner, there is still more we can do.
Plastic is an issue in all retail areas says Matthew Bent
Matthew Bent, managing director, Bents Garden & Home said: “Plastic packaging is an issue in all areas of retail. As a garden centre we should be leading the way.
Start with plastic bags
Vicky Tate, owner, Lime Cross Nursery said: “We need to start by ditching the plastic bags, that is key.