Making a Sustainable Garden
At Keter, we want to help build a world in which acting for the environment becomes an easy part of daily life. That’s why we create products that help reduce pollution, while being super-functional and affordable. We’re proud to say all our products are 100% recyclable. We don’t believe in single-use and our products are designed to last a lifetime. We know our customers want to live more sustainably, too. Here are just a few ideas for environmentally positive actions that you can take at home and in your garden that are better for the planet.
How to have a Sustainable Garden
If you want to have your own sustainable garden, then don’t worry – having a sustainable garden is a fully realisable goal. Let’s explore a few hints and tips for having a green space outside.
Reuse and recycle
Instead of buying brand new things for your garden, consider reusing tired items from inside your home outdoors, sourcing garden furniture from sites like Freecycle and Facebook Marketplace, and asking friends and family if they have anything they don’t need before making a purchase. You’d be surprised what people will be willing to offload for very little money, or even for free, rather than having the hassle of getting rid of it themselves.
Do your research into sustainable gardening
If you’ve exhausted other avenues and need to make a purchase for your garden, look for brands that create recyclable products so that they can have another life when their time in your garden comes to an end. At Keter, our processes produce near-zero waste, all of our products are recyclable and, in 2019, 41% of all the raw materials we used were recycled. We’re on track to up that figure to 80% by 2028.
Care for the Local Wildlife
One of the core ways you can achieve a sustainable garden or outside space is by being mindful of the wildlife around you. How can you encourage wildlife in your own garden?
Whether it is by planting specific types of flowers, buying an insect home or a hedgehog house, or building a pond – there are a lot of things you can implement to help encourage a more sustainable space.
Shop local and ethical
Like the food you eat, knowing where the things in your garden have come from is important. Try to source plants from local, ethical growers rather than buying from bigger, national and global organisations that might import plants and seedlings from abroad – meaning that by the time those plants are growing in your garden, they have a carbon footprint of their own. Instead, visit local markets and befriend keen gardeners in your local community so that you can buy or, even better, be given cuttings and young plants that began life nearby.
Keep the conversation going
If you’re a parent, or even if you’re not, you’ll know that many young people are very worried about the state of the planet they stand to inherit. It’s our responsibility to reiterate these messages to our children, grandchildren and the people we meet and encourage them to adopt environmentally sound practices in their own lives. Teaching the next generation to recycle, to use sustainable materials wherever possible, to shop locally and ethically, and to stand up for what they believe in should help to future-proof the planet.
We build in a sustainable manner.
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