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Fulfil grant commitments by collecting tree shelters

Fulfil grant commitments by collecting tree shelters: Tubex has launched the 2024 season of its Tree Shelter Collection and Recycling Programme, calling on all who use tree shelters to ‘fulfil your commitment to the land.’

Many recent grants, such as the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO), make collection a requirement, stating that landowners must “remove and dispose of tree guards in an appropriate manner when no longer required, and by year 15 in all cases.”

Fulfil grant commitments by collecting tree shelters

Fulfil grant commitments by collecting tree shelters

As such, the removal of used tree shelters is a collective responsibility. Tubex is investing heavily in the scheme to provide tree planters with a convenient platform to facilitate the responsible removal and recycling of their shelters.

Now in its third year, Tubex’s Collection and Recycling Programme recycled over 350,000 shelters last year with the material used to manufacture new shelters, with collection and recycling representing the lowest impact option when tree shelters are used*.

With the ability to bring collected shelters to more than 15 hubs around the UK free of charge, or alternatively, to book a doorstep collection for a small fee, landowners have plenty of options to ensure they can sustainably dispose of shelters.

The Tubex Tree Shelter Collection and Recycling Programme currently accepts used polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) tree shelters or mesh tubes from all manufacturers.

“Essentially, we’re asking stakeholders to uphold your promise to protect the environment, regardless of whether this is mandated by your grant or simply a desire to do the right thing by ensuring shelters aren’t left in the environment,” said James Taylor, Product Line Director at Tubex.

“The hub network has been made possible thanks to collaboration with our valued partners, who have provided the use of their time and facilities. We are delighted to see this level of ‘buy-in’ from a wide range of organisations who are committed to making a positive impact.”

These hub partners include Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Tilhill, Maydencroft, British Hardwood Tree Nursery, and Green-Tech.

To find your nearest hub and book a collection, visit: https://tubex.com/sustainability/tree-shelter-collection-recycling-programme/

“We have plenty of dates throughout the summer and we hope to increase the number of hubs nationwide, so please check the interactive map for the latest details,” confirmed James Taylor. “The more people who can collect shelters or open new hubs, the bigger and more positive the impact we can make as a sustainably-minded community.”

* https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130156/

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