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Our environmental credentials

The environment matters to us. It is at the very core of our philosophy. Our decision to retain manufacturing in the UK, in Europe, was central to this. Manufacture in Europe and you slash your carbon footprint, operate under European laws and you know your waste is disposed of responsibly, legally. Choose composite and you minimise material use – where possible we buy recycled glass as the reinforcement base. The process takes place at room temperature using hand tools and humans – no heavy equipment, no furnaces, and no robots. Staff are valued and properly paid and high standards in line with the European Health and Safety regulations.

Fibreglass and the Environment

The majority of people are unaware that sand, not plastic, is the primary raw component utilised in the production of fibreglass. Silica (sand) is a non-depleting substance that is prevalent in nature. Silica mining is environmentally friendly and permitted in sparsely vegetated places such as deserts and flatlands.

Fiberglass is the least energy-intensive construction material when compared to the mining and processing of other building materials like metals and concrete, which lowers greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use.

Unlike many other materials, fibreglass does not require routine upkeep, repair, or replacement due to it's inherent long lasting properties.

Is Fibreglass Environmentally Friendly?

Compared to concrete and steel, the amount of carbon dioxide generated during the manufacture of fibreglass is significantly lower. Fiberglass is environmentally friendly since it leaves behind less carbon than most other materials.

Fiberglass manufacturing virtually never results in the release of any hazardous pollutants.

Common questions answered...

What is fibreglass?

Fiberglass is a composite material made of reinforced plastic and resin that is incredibly robust and long-lasting. Over 48,000 applications exist for reinforced fibreglass, and five million metric tonnes of fibreglass are produced yearly.

What are the benefits of fibreglass?

Fibreglass is incredibly light, extremely strong, corrosion-free, thermally insulating, low-maintenance, and long-lasting.

Can you recycle fibreglass planters?

Absolutley! To be used in other products, the fibreglass material is first cut into tiny pieces and then shred into powders or tiny fragments. There is little to no waste; essentially, all material that can be reground can be reused.

How long will our fibreglass products last?

All products will last on average 10 years, but they will most likely last much longer.

How thick are fibreglass products?

The fibreglass thickness will be dependant per product but on average small planters are 3mm thick, medium planters are 5mm thick and large planters are 8mm thick. As all our products are hand made please be aware that these sizes may slightly vary per product.

How are your fibreglass products made?

All of our products are handmade to order in our Scottish factory.

Are fibreglass planters sustainable / environmentally friendly?

Yes, fibreglass is extremely long-lasting. Fiberglass is lightweight and easy to carry, and it does not take a lot of energy to manufacture. This reduces both expenses and consumption. Furthermore, fibreglass is primarily made from sand. Because glass is comprised of sand, fibreglass is mostly formed of sand as well. Sand is a plentiful resource that may be found all over the world. Fiberglass also has the advantage of being durable. Fiberglass is extremely energy efficient, earning it the Energy Star certification. It can be combined with LEED and Green Global certifications. Because fibreglass lasts for years or even decades, it will not need to be replaced frequently. This is a vital element.