Having re-opened a few days after Easter, production at the Amberol factory is running smoothly. There have been some adjustment in processes and systems, and changes have been put in place to ensure strict social distancing in accordance with government regulations but Amberol’s MD reports that there have been surprisingly few teething problems.
After a wet and rather grey winter, spring is finally here. As the days lengthen and get warmer (and hopefully drier), people emerge from spending much of their time indoors, eager to get out and about after the long period of winter-induced hibernation.
The development of plastic has revolutionised the manufacturing industry and so many of the products that we use every day. However, the tide of public opinion has recently turned against the use of plastic, due to important and legitimate concerns around its negative impact on the environment.
One of our key aims at Amberol is to ‘Help make a visible difference’ to the places where our products are located. In the case of self-watering planters, this may mean creating more attractive public spaces to encourage visitors, enhance the local economy or simply make it a nicer place to live. In the case of litter bins, this might include reducing litter to ensure a cleaner, tidier environment, as well as achieving ecological targets such as improving recycling rates.
Many Amberol products have been designed in collaboration with customers. As the people who use our litter bins and self-watering planters day in, day out, we feel that they are often well-placed to offer practical advice on any modifications - or even new designs.