‘Grow Your Own’ learning and demonstration garden benefits from KMI’s help

Raised beds made with recycled scaffolding boards

A grow your own scheme run by Emerge 3Rs who promote reduce, re-use, recyle has been given a boost by KMI. As a member of the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), KMI was contacted to see if we had any redundant scaffolding planks to help to raise some garden beds to allow better access for wheelchair users.

As it happened there were planks which had passed their best but were fine to help the group to raise the beds and even build a bench for the volunteers and participants to have lunch on.

Martin Spencer, KMI's Environmental Manager says, “Both NISP and EMERGE are fantastic organisations whose aims are to develop and promote sustainable solutions. It is great that through these networks we can help those who are less fortunate than us and at the same time help to divert waste from landfill.”

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