Environmental issues and sustainability are on the nation’s agenda, as consumers look to make changes to their shopping habits and lifestyle to be more considerate to the environment. The gardening industry has an important role to play in increasing sustainability.
As such, Hozelock is committed to reducing its single use plastic packaging across the range, removing over 95 tonnes of single use plastic packaging in 2022.
Where possible, Hozelock ensures packaging is made from recycled materials that are easy to recycle or compost, as well as sourcing cardboard packaging from FSC approved sources.
The Superhoze, one of the brand’s bestsellers, is one of the first product ranges to switch from 100% plastic packaging to a sustainable cardboard carton. The reduced packaging weight will also reduce the volume of fuel required for shipping, helping to decrease Hozelock’s carbon footprint.
Hozelock’s attention is also focused on the products themselves and from 2022, its knitted hose range, which includes Ultimate, Ultramax and Ultraflex, will be made from 40% recycled PVC*. By working with sister company Tricoflex, old PVC hoses can be collected, recycled and made into new hoses. The update will remove 535 tonnes of virgin PVC material from the range.
In addition, Hozelock is also bringing more products to market which encourage responsible watering habits. A more conscious approach to watering has a number of benefits and not only will it help the environment, it will reduce water bills for homeowners on a meter and will deter gardeners from over-watering.
Speaking of the opportunities with garden centres, Hozelock’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Dixon commented; “With the population becoming increasingly more mindful of their environmental impact, garden centres have an opportunity to diversify their product offering further and help customers to reduce their water usage in the garden.
“Hozelock’s investment in using recycled PVC and the reduction in plastic packaging showcases the brands commitment towards making the garden industry more sustainable for future generations.”
Join Hozelock in Hall 6, Stand A40-B41 to learn more about the brands sustainability plans and new product innovation.