The Natural Gardener are delighted to launch their new Eco Edge Borders which are fully recyclable and made from totally recycled plastics.
The Eco Edge, which is available as two-metre straights as well as 18-metre rolls for soft or sharp bends, is the latest product made available from The Natural Gardener from their desire for zero waste.
79% of all the plastic ever created is still in the environment, meaning that there is close to seven billion tonnes of plastic still in the environment that has been produced in the last 60 years.
Gardening is a major culprit, with more than half a billion plastic plant pots ending up in landfills each year in the UK alone, prompting the family-run business The Natural Gardener to be founded.
Following the Tsunami in 2004, garden-lovers Joe Collison and Louise McCall, wanted to do more to support the people affected. During their research, they came across a band of widows in Sri Lanka who were handcrafting plant pots from coconut coir.
They became the first company to bring coir pots to the UK and are still the largest importers of coir plant pots, troughs, matting and more. Their catalogue has grown to include all-natural soil enhancers, plant food pest control and garden furniture.
You can find more information about The Natural Gardener’s Eco Edge border edging here.
- 18-metre Roll: £68.80
- 1 x 2m Straight: £9.80
- 5 x 2m Straight: £45
- 10 Stakes: £15
The Natural Gardener
The Natural Gardener was founded by husband-and-wife team Joe Collison and Louise McCall in 2004, when the keen gardeners went on a hunt for plastic-free, peat-free, sustainable gardening products that produce zero waste.
It all started with the handmade coconut coir plant pots but has since grown into one of the largest catalogues of all-natural, waste-free gardening products in the UK. It’s all about nature’s natural cycle.
Plastic vs Coir
It takes around 450 years for a plastic plant pot to biodegrade, while a coir pot will take only take one season’s growth to breakdown in the soil. They’ll last a bit longer in the open air but lifespan’s usually around three years for a coir pot that hasn’t been planted.
That’s before you consider the carbon footprint of each plastic pot before it is purchased, let alone discarded the moment the plant is removed. Meanwhile, coir has already captured its carbon during the growing process and the only associated carbon footprint is from transportation of the final pots.