Turning the tide on plastic – Chelsea Flower Show
Tŷ Nant Natural Mineral Water has partnered with international design agency, Pearlfisher, on their inaugural show garden at the annual and prestigious 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The Pearlfisher Garden is an outstanding and thought provoking achievement, which has been awarded Goldat Chelsea Flower Show. Inspired by the beauty of the biggest garden in the world – the vast underwater garden of our great oceans – the garden has been created to highlight the impact of plastic waste on the world’s oceans. It aims to become a call to action for designers, brands and businesses to create sustainable lifecycles for products and packaging and for people to rethink the impact of their own consumption.
The garden consists of a series of aquatic tanks, hosting ocean plants, coral and fish that surround the central feature of a three-dimensional pearl diver printed using recycled PLA plastic. The planting is dominated by cacti and succulents to imitate the structure and form of underwater coral. Suspended Tillandsia adds an algae effect, its form reminiscent of a plant suspended in fluid. Throughout the perimeter walls of the garden sits Tŷ Nant PET bottles to illustrate the impact on our oceans.
Karen Welman, Founding Creative Partner of Pearlfisher and Designer of The Pearlfisher Garden comments:
The Pearlfisher Garden visualises the plight of a planet drowning in waste and showcases the dichotomy of the beauty and destruction present in our oceans. We are proud to be partnering with Tŷ Nant – a brand with sustainability at its heart – and incorporating their iconic water bottles into an innovative and impactful design to showcase and bring the statistics of today’s plastic problem to life.
Tŷ Nant’s sustainability efforts run deep; accredited to ISO14001:2015 environmental standards, Tŷ Nant takes a pro-active, responsible approach to its environmental efforts. This approach allows Tŷ Nant’s award-winning packaging design to be fully recyclable and generates its own energy on site through a dedicated wind turbine linked directly to the bottling plant – an impressive development to Tŷ Nant’s energy reduction in the manufacturing process.
In 2002, Tŷ Nant created a ground breaking curvaceous PET bottle designed to evoke the natural flow and refreshing nature of water, which is regularly selected by fashion and the arts; The Company immediately decided to use PET pre-forms to blow on site, instead of purchasing ready blown bottles; this choice is good news for the environment, reducing ten lorry-loads of blown bottles to just one lorry-load of pre-forms.
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