Bloom #Pledgeagainstplastic Garden

Updated: Jan 27

What another busy week it has been. This post is all about the Bloom garden in the Phoenix Park this weekend and the top tips for reducing plastic in your life.

We have had great interest in our garden with visitors including Leo Varadkar, Flossie and the beach cleaners , Saoirse McHugh, Alison Cowzer, Living Lightly in Ireland, and Seal Rescue to name but a few.

As a business we focus on igniting the discussion in businesses and amongst employees on how to live and work in a more sustainable way. The garden we have created in conjunction with the Irish Girl Guides is all about ways you can reduce your plastic consumption. You can check out our progress on our instagram and twitter feeds.

Our garden, #Pledgeagainstplastic focuses on the ways in which we can reduce our plastic use and focuses on the 5 R's of Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot.

Refuse: Grow own vegetables and fruits and avoid the need for buying them in plastic

Reduce: Use materials such as Beeswrap instead of clingfilm to wrap your lunch

Reuse: Use plastic containers again as planters

Recycle: Send your soft plastics like crisp packets to Terracycle to be made into new plastic Rot: Use a compost bin or brown bin for your food waste to avoid it going to landfill

Members of the Irish Girl Guides from all over the country have been collecting bottle tops and making ecobricks to make our sofa which so many people have sat on! The back of our garden features a Pledge wall that the Brownies and Guides have signed with their pledges to reduce their use of plastic. We have 2 large planters made from recycled plastic (From Murray's Recycled Plastic in Castlebar) that are filled with home grown vegetables and flowers. We have two fantastic pear trees that will give fruit in the autumn and will be replanted at one of the Girl Guide Cottages.

So come and check out the garden 9-6 until Monday 3rd June. The newsletter will be back to normal next week!



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