Garden Centres are the natural home of “GREEN” retailing.
Planters is committed to reducing its impact on the environment.
We aim to meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations.
We have procedures in place to reduce the impact of our operation on the environment.
We aim to apply the principle of REDUCTION, RE-USE and RECYCLE to our business.
We will encourage our staff and customers to assist us by reducing their own waste burden.
We will support local farmers, growers and suppliers were possible and encourage others to do the same.
We will minimise the use of all materials and energy and not use any materials derived from endangered species or environments.
We will continue to promote the use of plants to create more green space. Plants are key to our sense of well being and can make a big difference.
We will play our role in the community through supporting local schools, gardening groups and charities.
At Planters we believe gardening should be fun and enjoyable. It should be rewarded by success. For success, the best possible products should be used and we have a duty to offer them.
However, we need to be aware of the impact gardeners have on the environment and try to balance successful gardening with minimal environmental harm. Peat based composts offer a tried and tested growing medium at a reasonable price, but can be damaging to the environment through habitat reduction and carbon release.
It is our intention to promote the use of peat free products by raising awareness of the issues and selling peat replacement products at similar prices to products containing peat.
It is our intention to educate and not to dictate what the gardener should do.