Ocean Plastic Pots were inspired by Ally Mitchell’s passion for the sea. A commercial diver, he saw first-hand the damage plastic pollution was causing to sea life and the ocean. The catalyst for the initiative, however, was witnessing a whale washed up on Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris. The whale had consumed 100kg of rope fishing net and plastic debris.
Ally had had enough of just being a bystander to the problem, so he set about learning some basic manufacturing techniques from his home in Glasgow.
After a lot of trial and error, the outcome is amazing plant pots made entirely from 100% recycled marine materials, such as ropes and fishing nets. Yarnton Home and Garden were the first garden centre to stock Ocean Plastic Pots, and they now take pride of place next to our DuraOcean chairs – which also are made entirely from recycled sea plastic.
Winner of the Sustainable Garden Product of the Year at 2021’s Chelsea Flower Show, Ocean Plastic Pots are now available in store or online at Yarnton. To discover more about Ally and his innovative business, take a look at Ocean Plastic Pots’ website.