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B&Q Ditches Polystyrene


By alextb


Gardeners World – April Edition.

Teabag Revolution

B&Q will turn its back on polystyrene packaging for bedding plants this Spring.

Instead, customers will be sold plants grown in 100% recyclable ‘teabag technology’ packaging that’s virtually peat free.

It is an innovative idea that B&Q has been developing since 2007.

The ‘teabags’ can be planted straight in to the ground, eradicating packaging waste that would usually go to landfill.

They’ll be used for all B&Q’s bedding plants, anjd will be in-store this month.

Sounds like a good idea.

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I got herb seeds from a friend which are I tea bag form that came for a relative in France who gave her them.

Interesting method

23 Mar, 2014


We have two large B&Q nearby with big garden centres, which seem to specialise in selling dead plants. There is never enough staff to water them. Maybe the new technology will be better for holding moisture

23 Mar, 2014


Its like Aldi depends on the manager!
good idea of b&q, wish the supermarkets would ditch the plastic

23 Mar, 2014


sounds a brilliant idea. the polystyrene offered a bit of thermal insulation so they could lower temps in the growing houses.

23 Mar, 2014


sounds a good idea to me!

23 Mar, 2014


The only good use for polystyrene is for putting at the bottom of large pots to add drainage and save on compost (and weight)

23 Mar, 2014

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