With the government declaring overseas holidays off the cards this summer and concerns over Covid-19 prompting tourism chiefs to urge the public not to travel to UK seaside resorts and rural beauty spots, the nation is preparing to holiday at home – and gardens are the focus for outdoor living and dining alfresco during the warmer months ahead.
As much of the population adapts to a culture of only venturing out for essential journeys, estimates suggest that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a record 5% fall in global carbon emissions from fossil fuels – that’s 2.5billion tonnes of carbon – mainly due to the worldwide collapse in demand for air travel. While the pandemic is helping to clear the atmosphere of emissions as we swap air miles for garden footsteps, households that are holidaying at home can play an additional role in addressing another pressing environmental issue: cleaning the oceans of plastic waste.
Now that garden centres have been given the green light to re-open after the lockdown, shoppers can finally experience DuraOcean® from LifestyleGarden®, the world’s first commercially available range of outdoor furniture made from nets, ropes and plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans. The award-winning DuraOcean® has established a new benchmark for eco-friendly furniture and is set to be at the heart of sustainable living in gardens across the UK during this summer’s staycations.
The anxiety of lockdown and the global pandemic has led the nation to rediscover the appeal of outdoor relaxation – even if it’s just a balcony, terrace or tiny urban garden. DuraOcean®, supplied as a bistro set featuring two chairs containing a total of 7kg of recycled ocean plastic, plus a Nassau FSC Eucalyptus table, fits in perfectly to even the smallest outdoor space – and has a recommended retail price of just £299.99.
Each DuraOcean® chair is made from 3.5kg of recycled plastic that has been salvaged from the world’s oceans and transformed into this season’s must-have, robust, stylish, outdoor furniture. Around 300 million tonnes of plastic waste is created globally every year, with eight million tonnes ending up in the world’s oceans, polluting the water and killing more than 100,000 marine creatures. With shoppers buying one million plastic drinking bottles every minute, it is feared that by 2050, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish.
Paul Cohen, Sales Director at LifestyleGarden®, said: “In these uncertain times, with summer holidays off the cards, our gardens are proving to be a lifeline – a place to relax, unwind, appreciate plants and nature and look forward to better days to come. The pent-up demand for gardening, which was evident in long queues when garden centres were finally allowed to throw open their doors, is proof that enforced staycations have spurred the nation to spruce-up their gardens ahead of high season. That in itself has positive environmental benefits, and shoppers looking for durable, contemporary furniture to make the most of the warmer months can finally experience DuraOcean®, which is helping to clean the world’s oceans of polluting plastic and make a genuine difference by leaving the planet in a better state for future generations.”
Prices for DuraOcean® start from just £179 for a set of two chairs, £299 for a bistro set and £499 for a four-seater set. DuraOcean® can be purchased online at www.edenproject.com, www.robertdyas.co.uk, through the stockiest list at www.lifestylegarden.com or by scanning the QR code below.
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