Elizabeth Waddington from treehugger said that Most of us are well aware of the detrimental environmental impact of plastic. This is a material which comes at a great cost—from beginning to end, starting with its manufacture to the waste at the end of its life.
Many of us are trying to avoid plastic use wherever possible in our homes and gardens. To help others to move away from plastic use in the garden, specifically, here are some strategies I use to avoid introducing new plastic pots in my garden.
First of all, it is important to mention that I do have some plastic pots in my garden. I just avoid introducing new ones whenever possible. If you, like me, already have some old plastic pots knocking around for reuse, it is a good idea to use these for as long as possible, to keep them out of the waste stream.
Plastic pots are much more difficult to avoid if you buy in plants from garden centers or plant nurseries, most of which will not have made the move away from plastic pots. So rather than buying plug plants or bedding plants, it is always a more sustainable option to grow your own from seed where possible.