D: I think as a relatively small company a main issue for Plant Designs is ensuring that everything we do is done correctly, efficiently, and in an informed way. This includes everything from the initial design and planning of an install (selecting the correct plants and planters for the location) to the installation (correct planting and careful delivery). If tasks need to be double or triple handled due to any errors along the way, this increases our time, energy, and resource wastage.
Other issues that are high priority for the company are logistics, appropriate waste disposal, and the sourcing of our materials, such as compost and pebbles. I’m currently working hard to try and limit the environmental impact of our choices in these areas. For instance, we have recently invested in a new mini-fleet of more environmentally conscious vans and our staff take public transport where possible. We also work with a very proactive recycling company and try to rehome as many second-hand plants and pots as we can.