Britain in Bloom campaign judges will definitely witness something very special this year with Perth city taking a unique approach to the competition by using recycled glass as a part of its main city centre’s display.
Britain in Bloom is one of the largest horticultural campaigns in Europe with the year round aim of creating a more beautiful Britain. RHS Britain in Bloom encourages cities, towns and villages to make the UK a more beautiful place to live through imaginative planting, cleanliness, sustainability and community efforts.
Friends of Glass UK think that Perth city is a true winner this year as their ambition to highlight to the judges and the rest of Britain the different aspects of the campaign, especially the important role of environmental responsibility, is highly commendable.
“The attractive eye-catching display in a key city centre location will be laid out in a mixture of coloured recycled glass, highlighting to a wide audience the importance of recycling, and how glass can be reused and recycled into new bottles time and time again.”
Jim Powell, recycling consultant to O-I, added: “Perth residents have always been great supporters of glass recycling and this stunning flowerbed shows how attractive glass can be.
Glass remains the most sustainable packaging material because it can be recycled endlessly into new containers with no loss of quality.
O-I is keen to increase even further the percentage of recycled glass we use in every bottle made in Scotland and, to do that, we need your support to recycle even more of the glass bottles and jars you use in Perth and Kinross.”
We truly can’t wait to see the result of this project and hope that this story will inspire the rest of the Britain to create something beautiful from glass.