POSIpot sales expected to grow as the single use plastic issue comes to the fore.
Sales of POSIpot®, the Point of Sale compostable pot which is a sustainable solution to the ever-growing problem of single use plastic plant pots, are expected to grow rapidly after the product won the Horticulture Week ‘Best Professional Product’ at the Four Oaks Trade Show with judges singling out its innovative yet simple design.
Designed and supplied by edibleculture in Faversham, POSIpot has begun to revolutionise the plant buying process for gardeners, giving a viable, cost-effective, plastic-free plant supply method which means gardeners are not left to dispose of single-use plastic.
POSIpot has been described as a new ‘disruptive’ product that challenges retail norms. It came to public attention when featured on BBC Gardeners World as part of a number of innovations edibleculture took to stop the sale of single use plastics, the first grower and garden centre in the UK to do so.
edibleculture is a partnership between Chris Williams and David Ware who comment “Even before The Four Oaks show we saw a rapid rise in interest in the POSIpot concept. There is a growing awareness among consumers in general and gardeners in particular that we should eliminate single use plastic where possible. That awareness is now growing among plant retailers who recognise POSIpot as the effective solution it is.”
will save over 300 million plant pots and labels being wasted every year in the
POSIpot© is a simple solution
to stem the tide of the 100’s of millions of single use plastic pots (and
labels) being sold with plants every year. The huge majority of which end up being
incinerated, sent to landfill or exported across the world to be ‘recycled’..
all simply to transport a plant from shop to garden to be planted.
The plant is transferred from plastic to POSIpot when the
plant is purchased taking the same time as a normal plant sale.
POSIpots revolutionary concept re-positions plastic as an
industry tool allowing growers to re-use plastic pots again and again,
resulting in millions of plastic pots not being made in the first place. Also,
this means plant buyers don’t have to dispose of pots or store them for years
and years in sheds or greenhouses!
have designed and manufactured POSIpot after years of experimentation. This
year, the 2 owners David Ware and Chris Williams set an ambitious goal… we
said that this year is our plastic year zero and we have taken a stand
2019 it is now illegal to sell single use plastic as a product or for packaging‘
. The first garden centre/nursery to do this in the UK.
are a small company with big ideas, we started the first compost ‘bag for life’
scheme in the UK – saving 1000’s of single use bags in the first year of
running. Our innovative and empowering approach is quickly being seen as the sustainable
future of retail horticultural and we have attracted media interest from
prestigious programmes like BBC gardener’s world.
is situated in the heart of the Abbey school, Faversham. The school has the
ambitious aim to build a plastic sorting facility to take plastic pots, sort
and wash and make in to new products. At the moment 3D printing filament is
being made from all our broken pots.
proportion of all POSIpot sales will directly go to funding this project and we
hope that other nurseries and garden centres using POSIpots will send broken
pots to us soon!
We have a range of
photographs taken by our professional photographer available. Also,
professionally written articles are available if required. Please feel free to
contact us for more information.
We would welcome visits;
we have full facilities including parking and food and drink. Faversham is 1
hour from London on HS1 and we are a 5 minutes’ walk from the station.
Horticulture Unit, The Abbey School
Kent ME13 8RZ
contact us for more info –
Ware – 07926 961056
Williams – 07826264689
number – 01795 537662