Plastic recycling for HTA members
Due to increased member interest in responsible waste recycling,
we are delighted to announce the launch of our new plastic
recycling scheme, brought to you by our Preferred Partner Ecogen
Recycling. The service they provide offers a recycling solution covering
plant pots and trays, as well as other recyclable materials (including
cardboard and clear plastic). 

 

An introduction to packaging waste regulations
Businesses that turn over more than £2 million and handle more than
50 tonnes of packaging waste must comply with the Packaging Waste
Regulations. We have two products for our members to help comply.
The first is the Threshold Calculator to see if you’re producing more
than 50 tonnes of packaging waste, which can be tricky to work out.
The second is the WorkBook that shows you what your obligation is
under the regulations if you ‘qualify’. 

 

Taupe is the new black....
On Thursday 19th July 2018 a group of leading HTA grower members
met to discuss the issue of the garden industries reliance on single-use
black plastic pots, that can’t currently be recycled, with the aim of
agreeing to move to a new alternative as soon as possible that can be
widely recycled through kerbside recycling schemes.

A taupe-coloured polypropylene pot was selected by the group as
being capable of recycling through current UK kerbside recycling systems and easily identifiable by consumers.