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Visitors Asked to Go Potty and Recycle

Friday, 8th August 2014

Vitax, National Forest Wood Fair sponsor and garden and horticulture specialists, are encouraging all visitors to this year's National Forest Wood Fair to bring their plastic pots in for recycling in exchange for Grow Pots – a product from its popular biodegradables range. 

Taking place this August Bank Holiday (Monday, August 25) from 9am to 6pm at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, each visitor can recycle a maximum of eight pots, for which they will receive the same amount of 8cm round Grow Pots.

The environmentally friendly and organic pots have been designed to allow essential moisture and nutrients to reach seeds and plants to ensure healthy growth.

With good strength and flexibility, the Grow Pots also help to minimise root disturbance as the roots grow freely through the sides of the pot, which then biodegrades into the soil.

This sustainability drive is part of Vitax's two-year sponsorship of The National Forest's Wood Fair which encourages visitors to look at biodegradable alternatives to pots, which once broken are thrown into the bin.

Paul Gooding, chairman at Vitax, says: 'Plastic pots have become a huge waste problem so we want to show our commitment to the environment by replacing them with our sustainable pots.

'We are also working with the council to make sure the plastic pots are disposed of responsibly during the fair.'

Celebrating its tenth year this August, the National Forest Wood Fair is set to attract more than 5,000 visitors from across the UK.

This year, the event will feature 100 exhibitors and live demonstrations of woodworking skills, craft displays and chainsaw sculpting, and raising awareness about The National Forest.

Vitax will also be exhibiting at the fair and will showcase a variety of products, including its biodegradables range.

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