Plant pots made of ocean plastic waste win RHS Chelsey "Product of the Year"

The RHS Chelsea Product of the Year has been announced, and this year’s winner couldn’t be more appropriate for the climate crisis era. The RHS has chosen the Ocean Plastic Pots as the best sustainable product. They are made from discarded rope and fishing nets.

Fishing nets left behind by commercial trawlers are a huge problem in our oceans, responsible for injuring wildlife and polluting the ocean floor. At the same time, single-use plastic pots that are used for selling plug plants are a landfill problem and incompatible with wildlife garden ideas. The Ocean Plastic Pots address both of these problems.

The pots are fully recyclable, unlike most plastic pots used in garden centers, or they can be reused. Thanks to the pretty turquoise color, we think gardeners will want to use them again and again as part of their container gardening. They look so much nicer than plain black or orange plastic pots that are typically thrown away as soon as the plants are brought back from a garden center.

The runners-up are just as impressive as the top choice of sustainable product this year. Dalefoot Composts took second place, with its timely and innovative compost made from wool and comfrey. With the urgent need to stop the production of peat-based garden compost, the compost mix that uses sheep’s wool and bracken is an environmentally responsible alternative that is made from UK-only ingredients. The website has a mail order service delivered to your door.

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