Sustainability

Environmental Policy

At Thurrock Garden Centre, we are constantly trying to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our outdoor timber and garden furniture comes from well managed forests in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial & economically viable management of the world's forests.

We also have FREE coffee granules from Woody's Restaurant available in our Plant Department which can be picked up and used as mulch.

Currently, we have the following Environmental Policy in place which demonstrates the ways in which we do this.

            

Peat Policy

At Thurrock Garden Centre, we understand the environmental consequences of extracting peat. We encourage alternative growing means and support this at the garden centre.
 
Currently, we have the following Peat Policy in place which demonstrates the ways in which we do this.

England Peat Action Plan May 2021

Solar Panels

Here at Thurrock Garden Centre, we have recently had 149 solar panels installed on the roof of Woody's Restaurant.

Did you know?

- The solar array on our roof will cut out our grid demand by almost 25%.

- This will produce enough electricity to power seventeen 3-bedroom homes for a year.

- Collectively, the panels will generate over 50,000kWh's of clean power per annum, which, over their lifetime, has the same benefit as taking 1.1m car miles off the road or planting 14,800 trees!