In This Issue
Notcutts Chairman Nicky Dulieu is stepping down
Dobbies Garden Centre, Morpeth wins Britain in Bloom Gold award
How Primeur is pioneering new material usage for a sustainable future
Cut the plastic – make the switch
AMES UK's approach to decorative planters opens up appeal top wider market
EPoS specialist Corby & Fellas signs award-winning Irish garden centre
October garden centres sales nose ahead of 2018 but trail previous two years
Squire's rolls out brand and image refresh across group's 15 centres
Ho Ho Ho! Christmas in October was up 6% but just misses record
Hot seat sessions explore key issues at Cultivating Retail conference
Garden products shine in October
New Botanica Houseplant department at Sunshine Garden Centre
Klondyke Christmas displays wow customers at launch events
John Hinde's new company brings unique German home and leisure range to UK
Wrap up...and plant away those winter blues
£2,500 funding up for grabs for research students
Tipping point at last for peat-free compost?
Wyevale Nurseries invest in the future
GCA Trust sponsored delegates say IGCA Congress ‘exceeded expectations’
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GCA to recruit a fourth standards inspector
New Sales Director sweeps Charles Bentley & Son towards growth
Wet weekends hit October plant sales
Funding for horticultural research students
Retail pay growth outstrips UK average
Helleborus Christmas Carol Celebrates 15th Anniversary
The best of last week's
Haskins offers first glimpse of Snowhill redevelopment
Could there be a bumper Christmas on the way?
Selby centre's extension set to double turnover in 5 years
Bottle Lights lead chart for third week
Greenfingers ‘Nest & Rest’ garden opens at Grace House, Sunderland
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Cut the plastic – make the switch
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Did you know that 79% of all the plastic ever produced is still in the environment?


Are you feeling the pressure to make your garden centre or network more sustainable?


The spotlight is certainly on the sector after programmes like The Trouble with Garden Centres highlighted concerns surrounding an industry that consumers naturally see as ‘green’.


None of us can shy away from our corporate and personal responsibility to reduce single use plastics at any time of the year.


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 A word of caution – not all compostable bags are made equal! Some are only suitable for industrial composting which will be completely inappropriate for your customers’ home compost heap. Also bags claiming to be biodegradable may sound like a great benefit for your customers but these can break down to leave behind harmful micro plastics.

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