New product alert: multi-function tool is a gardeners’ dream come true
Great news for gardeners, bad news for chiropractors! A brand new three-in-one tool that effortlessly rakes, clears and collects leaves and garden debris has hit the market for the first time – banishing the labour-intensive, time-consuming chore of outdoor clear-ups.
Clear ‘N’ Collect is a versatile, multi-purpose rake that speedily collects leaves, grass and hedge clippings and general garden debris, eliminating the need to own multiple pieces of kit that clutter-up sheds and garages.
The unique, large capacity hinged rake glides swiftly over lawns, gravel and hard standings, where its hinged scoops are simply pulled together to contain debris using its perfectly angled interlocking teeth. Gardeners then open the hinged rake over their wheelbarrow, compost heap, bag or green waste bin to dispose of unwanted material – without any need for bending down or shovelling-up the rubbish – while the rake’s light weight of just 1,100g ensure that clear-ups don’t take their toll on gardeners’ backs.
Clear ‘N’ Collect, which has an RRP of just £22.99, has been engineered to be kind to the planet as well as to our backs. Not only is the product 100% recyclable, but it is made from recycled car dashboards and former electrical goods – helping to repurpose a mountain of waste and prevent it from ending up in landfill.
This new generation of recycled plastic has been designed and tested to ensure that it is just as tough as virgin material, providing shoppers with confidence that the product is robust and will stand the test of time, while every Clear ‘N’ Collect sold will play a role in reducing the consumption of raw materials such as oil and gas, helping to cut carbon emissions. A full truck of recycled material such as that used to make the Clear ‘N’ Collect has an equivalent CO2 saving as making a lorry carbon-neutral for a 40,000-mile journey.
Set to become a British-designed success story , Clear ‘N’ Collect, which is made in the UK in Hampshire, is the brainchild of James Coneron, who invented the unique, handy gadget in 2019. Twenty years ago, James set up a landscape gardening business that would see him and his team pick up more than 100 tonnes of garden debris while carrying out garden maintenance jobs. James knew that he had to come up with a quick and easy alternative to this repetitive, labour-intensive task that can easily take its toll on anyone.
Inventor James Coneron said: “While the Clear ‘N’ Collect can be used all-year round to swiftly remove garden waste in one easy motion, it comes into its own during autumn as piles of leaves carpet lawns, patios and driveways. Collecting and clearing leaves, hedge clippings and garden debris – as well as spiky or difficult-to-grab rubbish – is a job that’s facing every garden owner right now, but one that many of us put off as it has historically involved lots of back-breaking raking and bending. The Clear ‘N’ Collect means that debris can be quickly gathered and removed using one lightweight tool, making it an ideal choice for older gardeners who suffer from issues with their backs. Gardeners will wonder how they ever managed without it!”
James added: “Clear ‘N’ Collect offers an eco-friendly alternative to noisy, power-consuming leaf blowers at a time when concern about the impact that powered blowers could have on wildlife, as well as the circulation of allergens, toxins and pollutants such as herbicides and pesticides, is rising. It’s ergonomic design makes light work of clearing lawns, driveways and patios, without damaging precious wildlife habitats in our gardens.”
The Clear ‘N’ Collect is the perfect solution for gardeners who have limited storage space in sheds, garages or outbuildings for multiple tools. Measuring just 1050 x 430 x 150mm when closed, it can easily be tucked away when not in use.
Despite being the new kid on the block, Clear ‘N’ Collect has already been snapped-up by 29 UK retail stockists including the Longacres and Squires garden centres chains, while the innovative and time-saving product is available to order direct online for just £24.99 at www.clearncollect.com.
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