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Wyevale offers plant pot recycling facility

Published: 18 March 2008
Wyevale Garden Centres has announced ‘Plan Apple’ – its first action in the company’s programme to address the key environmental issues facing the garden industry.
It is now offering its customers a recycling facility for the millions of plastic plant pots which are discarded by gardeners throughout the year.

It is currently trialling the scheme at four of its stores nationwide (see update below).

The move was revealed at the Retail Week annual conference by Wyevale's sustainability director, Dr Alan Knight, during a presentation in which he outlined 10 areas where environmental and social trends overlap with concerns of the garden centres.

Plan Apple is the first result of wide-ranging consultation with its customers, suppliers, staff and consumer organisations on the environmental issues facing the garden industry.

Wyevale was the first major garden centre to ban the sale of patio heaters last years – a move that has subsequently being followed by diy giant, B&Q, and other leading garden retailers.

· For full report, see the March 28 issue of DIY Week.

UPDATE: All Wyevale Garden Centres are offering the recycling facility after the success of the trials.


Published prior to March 2014
By Alan
I understand that Wyevale Garden Centres are NOT offering the plastic plant pot recycling facility, so i have started my own website to help people to this:
Published prior to March 2014
By c ford
I have just been to my local centre who also have discontuned the scheme
Published prior to March 2014
By J Saunders
'All Wyevale Garden Centres are offering the recycling facility after the success of the trials'. Not so.
I have just spoken to Marple Garden Centre which does not offer the service. It did so last year but it has now been withdrawn
Published prior to March 2014
By Elizabeth Morgan
I've just been to Wyevale, Cardiff/Newport, with my collection of plastic plant pots; only to be told, that this scheme no longer exists. I visited the same store, only a few weeks ago, after it had a re-launch/makeover and checked out the facility. Why has it been withdrawn & where can I take them now?
Published prior to March 2014
By J R Newcombe
Great news re unwanted plastic pots, someone has seen sence at long last, land fill must be full of them. I shall be asking questions at our nearest Wyvale garden centre.
Published prior to March 2014
Do I just take them along as I have hunreds of them and refuse to tke them to the local tip.
Published prior to March 2014
By m jessop
Is this now in operation at all Wyevale garden centres? are there any instructions to follow?

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