In This Issue
We are committed to recycling for our future
Cole & Bright has more power to light up sales
Gardman - No 1 for Gardening Accessories
Market leading solutions for non-chemical weed protection
Grow It stengthens its propagation and growhouse range
If you want to sell watering systems that DON'T leak, sell Flopro
"Kent & Stowe garden tools sell well because they are an affordable traditional looking range of tools in either carbon or stainless steel"
"Is there a plant support system that I can use which grows with my plants?"
A basket full of ideas for beautiful outdoor planting
Gardman Crest ready to deliver you growth in 2020
Investing for the future and ready for business in the new year
Gardening Gloves get a Kent & Stowe education
Contact the Gardman Crest sales team
TV Celebrity Brand Ambassador for Kent & Stowe
Kent & Stowe Wellies will keep sales up during wet weather
Pots of extra sales opportunties
Gardman instant garden décor provides year round sales opportunities
Kent & Stowe gloves, clogs, wellies and kneelers - sure to be 2020 bestsellers
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GTN December-January 2020 Issue. To view a digital version click here

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We are committed to recycling for our future

As well as redesigning the complete Gardman Crest range with sustainability in mind we've also been working on making sure our packaging also ticks the sustainability box.


At present 86% of our packaging is recyclable and we are now working to a target of 96% being recyclable in the next three years.


According to WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, there are eight problematic plastics that could be eliminated in the UK by the end of 2020, as more and more businesses are working with the ‘UK Plastics Pact’ with WRAP.


If plastic is single use only and not reusable or recyclable, this hampers the recycling process or pollutes our environment. It is these plastics that need to be cut out of daily life:


1. Disposable plastic cutlery

2. Straws

3. Polystyrene packaging

4. Cotton buds with plastic stems

5. Plastic stirrers

6. Oxo-degradables (that break down and create microplastics)

7. PVC packaging


WRAP's aim is by 2025 to have 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable. Many retailers have signed up to this pact and we all need to do our bit as UK businesses whether joining the pact or not to start to adhere to guidelines and not become part of Britain’s landfill problem.


Here at Gardman Crest we have made huge leaps towards the 2025 target and will continue to develop products and packaging that comply with the best use plastics pact.


For more information on WRAP and joining the plastics pact please visit

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