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We’re all familiar with Tidyman, the Keep Britain Tidy anti-litter logo that is found on most packaging to encourage the correct disposal of the material. Whilst not quite an emoji, the symbol has been in place since 1972 and actively encourages people to follow Tidyman’s example in disposing responsibly of waste.
The UK uses a massive 35 million plastic bottles every day. Just over half of these are recycled, but around 16 million bottles are end up at landfill sites. It’s a huge problem for councils and local authorities looking for ways to reduce littering.
Be inventive – plants will grow in almost anything. Sinks, baths, even wellington boots can make quirky containers - although they may not provide ideal growing conditions.
Spring is one of our very favourite times of year here at Amberol. Sunny days and April showers provide great conditions for a whole range of plants to flourish, particularly if they are planted in a self-watering container, creating optimum conditions for growth.
It’s the time of year when our grit bins come into their own and so we were interested to read about Oldham Council’s recent initiative to name its gritter vehicle in an annual public vote. The competition has seen previous years’ vehicles named Freddie Salted and Gritney Spears.