Garden pots can be said to be eco friendly if making them didn’t cause pollution and if they last a long time. Sustainability experts consider garden pots to be sustainable if they are made from some natural substance that breaks down in around 5 years. But how is that sustainable? If you are going to spend money for something like a designer garden pot that you adore the shape and colour of, it needs to last longer than that. And most do because that is what they are designed to do.
No landfill destination for designer pots
Designer garden pots are not going to find their way into landfill for a very long time. And when they do they will begin to break down just like any rock does, over time – if they were made of concrete to start with. Pots that break down quickly are all very well if they are to replace those ugly black plastic pots that find their way to landfill as soon as the plant in them has been planted out into the garden.
But pots for the balcony are not like that. They are going to be used for the life of the plant and beyond, because plants often die, so you could easily be planting several different plants in your designer pots over their lifetime. In fact, they should actually last as long as you do – or longer.Read More