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We don't need plastic pots - they need to be banned!

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    Some of mine (which I swear are breeding behind the shed) are brown outside with black inners, which might be even more confusing for the recycling machines... don't know the answer to your question, I'm afraid, @stewyfizz.
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  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    People may find this link useful not just plant pot information  :)
    https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/plastic-plant-pots

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,164
    edited September 2018
    I put in plant pots and my postcode and the nearest place it found was almost 16 miles away in another local authority area :/
  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,365
    My Granma had a milkman who ladled out the milk from the churns in the back of his van, into jugs. Some things were best left! But of course in those days the wife stayed at home. She had nine kids so never went out to work! Can you imagine nowadays having to stay in on milkman day!!
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,365
    That's a good idea @MrsGlaze.
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    All they'd need to do is take a small percentage off the price at the checkout in return for leaving the pot behind.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,955
    I don’t see that catching on Jo, the GC’s don’t want to be lumbered with pots anymore than we do.
    Best thing is not to buy in the first place. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    That's part of the reason our local GC have stopped their scheme where we could take pots back ... they have more financially productive things they can do with the space that had been devoted to the 'pot bin' which was quite large.  Also, as I said, the commercial recycling company stopped taking them as it was uneconomic for them. 
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,955
    If the GC took them to the tip they would get charged at trade waste rates. Of course they don’t want to take them back. 
    Its up to us, the consumer not to buy the stuff in the first place. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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