Department store retailer Fortnum & Mason has installed 23 recycled planters outside its London flagship shop.
The window box planters are made from plastic waste, such as beach and PPE waste, and pulverised bottle tops.
Filled with plants and wildflowers to provide pollen for the retailer’s rooftop bees, the planters come courtesy of recycling business ReWorked, which specialises in collecting waste, processing it at its facility in Hull, and turning the material into new products.
ReWorked specialises in dealing with difficult-to-recycle plastics, including PPE such as face masks, which it collects in retail stores across the UK such as Wilko’s.
All the planters are produced from 100% recycled plastic, with the bottle tops creating a colourful speckled effect on the surface.
Izzie Glazzard, marketing manager at ReWorked, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Fortnum & Mason to create something beautiful, kind to nature, whilst diverting waste from our oceans.
“We believe it’s part of businesses social responsibility to get behind innovative recycling projects & seek out sustainable materials.”
[Image credit: ReWorked]