Cornish design company expands ECO range of products

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

ashortwalk is expanding their multi award winning range of ECO products with a unique selection of garden products made from recycled plant pots.

ashortwalk1_web The Cornish design company ashortwalk is proving that great products need not cost the earth, or the environment. Building on their success at the 2011 Green Business Awards, where they achieved a joint second place with Samsung for their best selling ECO range made from recycled coffee cups, they are now launching an outdoor garden range made from recycled plant pots.

Working with their 500 plus retail partners across the UK, customers will be able to drop off their unwanted plant pots in store and pick up new useful products made from the very same pots, such as the new triple faced Time/Thermometer/Moon Phase Clock, or the unique ‘recycle.... reuse’ bird feeder that enables you to offer unwanted food to the birds rather than throw it away.

Using around 2 bin liners full of pots to make one clock, the resulting finish closely resembles natural slate with a lovely solid, earthy look and feel. In fact, I am wondering as to whether this material could be used as an alternative to slate for roof covering.

Everything is sourced, recycled, designed and re-manufactured in the UK. “ashortwalk products offer a rare opportunity for people to participate in the full recycling loop’ says Dan, the founder of the company and an ex Dyson designer, ‘The recycling process is only truly complete once the same item is reused in the place of a product made from virgin materials. The plant pot scheme offers people the chance to close the recycling loop”.

Products range from ECO House Numbers and Signs to robust Plant Markers and Chalk Boards so there is something for everyone. At last, an answer to the question of what to do with all those old pots in the shed!

Products range from £1 to £29.95 and are available from forward thinking outlets across the UK.

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