Gardening Tips and Highlights
Lowe’s is committed to exploring new opportunities to reduce waste and help consumers do the same. They recently launched a nationwide Garden Center recycling program to help keep rising mounds of plastic plant containers out of landfills.
Over the course of three months, the store has recycled 230,000 pounds of plastic during a pilot test in which 22 stores collected plastic pots, trays and tags that are used with live nursery items. Following this success, Lowe’s expanded the program to all stores in the continental United States, more than 1,700 locations.
Generally, curbside recycling programs are unable to accept plastic plant containers, such as pots and hanging baskets. This new program gives consumers a responsible recycling option and makes it easy for them, even providing a cart for stores and consumers to return plastic plant trays, pots, and tags, regardless of condition.