Mention the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament and most people think of strawberries and cream, pristine green tennis courts and cheering on their favourite player. But even the historic and well-tended environment of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is subject to problems with litter.
At Amberol we are probably best known for our range of self-watering planters, but our unofficial mascot – the Percy Penguin litter bin - is instantly recognisable to many of our customers. Used in parks, shopping centres, playgrounds and theme parks across the UK – and as far away as Australia, Amberol’s animal shaped bins are loved by adults and children alike.
The Deposits Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers that is being introduced in Scotland will be good news for local authorities according to representatives from Zero Waste Scotland speaking at a recent conference in Glasgow.
The team at Amberol have long believed that plants and flowers have a significant impact on people’s mood, health and general wellbeing. However, there is a scarcity of hard scientific data to prove this theory. So, the company was delighted to be able to support a project developed by a PhD student at the University of Sheffield with the Royal Horticultural Society to research into a possible link between the two.
Hanging baskets are one of the staples of great floral displays in public spaces as well as along frontages and in gardens. They add differing levels of height and depth to floral displays and look great sited along the length of a street or in a town square. However, traditional hanging baskets can be high maintenance, requiring frequent watering, particularly during the drier months, which is why Amberol’s range of self-watering hanging baskets is so popular amongst councils, landscape gardeners and Britain in Bloom groups.
Parks and public green spaces are a crucial part of our landscape offering space to exercise, relax or just get away from it all. They are even more important in urban areas where people have less access to open spaces and fields. However, with tight budgets, many councils can find it hard to find sufficient funds to maintain and develop these important public facilities