Our Environmental & Social Responsibility (ESR)
A real social and environmental commitment
Here at Eden we pride ourselves on our genuine commitment to both social and environmental causes, with a mission to improve the quality of life in the wider community through horticulture and education. We invite other organisations to implement our programs and adopt many features of the Eden Gardens flagship store, which was designed around:
• Reducing electricity needs
• Recycling and harvesting water
• Using solar power to heat water
• Energy efficient lighting
• Using natural lighting and air flow to light and cool the building, to environmental specifications outside standard requirements.
Staff at Eden are passionate about the environment and continually strive to reduce the environmental impact of the business, both macro and micro.
Eden Gardens is actively involved in the community and encourages members of the public staff and suppliers to join in our endeavours. We hold annual fundraising morning teas to support our chosen charities and these are run with the help of local community volunteers. Contact us if you would like to become an Eden Volunteer or for more information.
Recycle your plastic pots at Eden Gardens
As part of our commitment to the environment, Eden Gardens offers a plastic pot recycling service free to the general public. We accept all plastics numbered 1-7; simply bring in your empty nursery pots ensuring they are free from debris, labels and excess dirt and place them in our pot recycling bin at the front of the store.
The pots are collected regularly by City of Ryde Council and recycled into other plastic products. You can also help yourself to the pots in the bin if you are in need of some for your own garden, by reusing them you will help save energy required to recycle, however the pots come as they are (unsterilised).