At Burston Garden Centre we recognise that there are important environmental issues associated with the retailing and distribution of horticultural products. We believe that good environmental practice is an integral part of how we run our business.
In order to manage these issues effectively we are committed to:
We will continually monitor and review our environmental policy in order to further improve its performance.
Environmental sourcing of wood for our Garden Furniture
Alexander Rose, who supply us with the majority of our wooden garden furniture, are committed to only sourcing their various types of wood from environmentally sustainable areas.
Teak Garden Furniture
All Alexander Rose’s Teak wood is made using only premium grade FSC timber from responsibly managed forests in Brazil.
Mahogany Garden Furniture
Alexander Rose use selected FSC timber from responsibly managed forests in The Congo in Central Africa
Karri Garden Furniture
Alexander Rose’s Karri is FSC certified from responsibly managed forests in South Africa, making it another environmentally acceptable choice.
Pine Garden Furniture
Only carefully selected FSC timber from responsibly managed forests in Eastern Europe is used.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international network to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. Appropriate forest management ensures that the harvest of timber protects the forest’s biodiversity and ecology, whilst at the same time being beneficial to local peoples and society at large. Operations are structured and managed to be profitable, but not at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities.
At Burston we support and actively encourage the reduction of peat in growing media. Most of the composts we sell are reduced peat and the rest are completely peat free. Our suppliers are relentlessly researching and testing alternatives to peat, some of which have comfortably out-performed their peat-based counterparts.
Our peat free multipurpose compost from supplier Westland New Horizon.
WEEE Distributor Take Back Scheme
Burston Rose & Garden Centre – Registration Number 400087 – is fulfilling their distributor obligations as a member of the WEEE Distributor Take Back Scheme and is providing consumer information through www.recycle-more.co.uk in accordance with The Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations
This is given under authority of The Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman and Steve Gough, Chief Executive, Valpak Weee Retail Services.