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November 2018

Marmax Products and Dogs Trust collaborating to enrich dogs lives while in care.

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We all know Dogs Trust’s slogan, ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.’ But do you know just how much rehoming centres do to take care for the thousands of dogs who are waiting for their forever homes?

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest welfare charity who rehome dogs throughout the UK and Ireland. To date, Dogs Trust care for over 15,000 dogs each year through their 20 rehoming centres. The dogs they care for come in all shapes and sizes; from the smallest Chihuahua to the giant Great Dane. Dogs Trust never put a healthy dog down and ensure they have the happiest life whilst in their care. Dogs Trust currently have over 1 million Facebook likes and a supporter base of over 750,000.

Marmax Products and Dogs Trust have been working together for a number of years to create dog agility equipment for the centres to provide enrichment for the dogs and to give them a happy and healthy stay. It also provides the dogs with basic training for when they are ready to go to their forever home. All of the agility equipment was suggested by Dogs Trust and then manufactured by Marmax using their HDPE recycled plastic. The recycled plastic was a better solution for the centres as it will not, corrode or splinter which, in turn, will not harm the dog’s paws.

By purchasing Marmax dog agility equipment, Dogs Trust have saved, to date, 1,763,546 milk containers from landfill and our oceans; so not only are they providing the best care for the dogs, they are also helping to save the environment!

Marmax Products have manufactured lots of different agility equipment for Dogs Trust; from training cubes, agility A frames and seesaws, to adventure areas, training platforms and dog paddling pools. The dogs love the equipment and have hours of fun playing.

Dogs Trust have recently opened their doors and created Dog Schools throughout the UK to help first-time owners and dog lovers to train their dogs. With their expert advice, the dog schools are proving to be a huge success, learning that it is the relationship between dog and owner that is key to building a lasting bond. Dogs Trust are hoping that by educating dog owners earlier, it will address the issue of behavioural problems and give dogs and their owners the foundations for a happy life together. Marmax Products are now working on manufacturing smaller agility equipment so that dog owners can use this and continue their training at home.

Marmax Products are also proud sponsors of the Dogs Trust rehoming centre staff conference which takes place twice a year. Marmax get to see first-hand, the amazing employees who care for the 15,000 dogs on a daily basis, and hear how the products are helping the dogs to achieve their ultimate goal – their forever home.

Marmax Products also donate 5% back for every sale of dog agility equipment that is ordered through Dogs Trust.

Marmax Recycled Plastic Products Gains Green Glory

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MARMAX RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS have won the SILVER Environment Award in the national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities.

They competed against more than 800 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice with their project, Recycled Plastic Rain Garden.

They were presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony hosted by Liz Kendall MP at the Houses of Parliament on November 12th 2018.

As a result of this Green Apple Award success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement. They could also progress to represent their country in the Green World Awards 2019 and have 100 trees planted in their name as part of the United Nations Billion Trees initiative.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.

The awards are organised by The Green Organisation – an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management, REHIS and other independent bodies.

If you know a company, council or community that deserves recognition for its environment efforts, you can nominate them for a Green Apple Award by telephoning 01392 88 1066. 

Bay View Inn Purchase Recycled Plastic Picnic Benches for Customers to Enjoy their View

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The Bay View Inn, located in North Cornwall, has views you do not want to miss; overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is known as “North Cornwall’s worst kept secret”  and is loved by people from all over the world for many different reasons – their food, the private balconies, live events or even just for a friendly face.

The Bay View Inn purchased 5 of our recycled plastic heavy duty picnic benches in rainbow for their private balconies. As you will see from the photograph, the view is just stunning and the recycled plastic picnic benches compliment the surroundings so well.

The recycled plastic picnic benches are maintenance free, does not rot, corrode or splinter and are guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years. Even being in a coastal location, this will not affect the recycled plastic material, meaning that the picnic benches will stay looking like brand new for years to come.

South Moor Golf Club Maintaining their Course with Recycled Plastic Outdoor Products

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South Moor Golf Club is a Dr Alister Mackenzie designed course in the heart of Stanley, County Durham. It is a stunning championship venue, and has lots of natural charm as it winds between gorse, heather and bracken around an enticing heathland layout.

Since 2011, South Moor Golf Club have purchased a number of recycled plastic outdoor products from Marmax Products; from seating and signage, to water hazards and tee markers, all made from 100% HDPE recycled plastic.

The recycled plastic products are maintenance free, do not rot, corrode or splinter and are guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years, meaning that the golf club have peace of mind when it comes to our products by saving on maintenance costs throughout the year.

Recycled Plastic Outdoor Products at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s largest zoo and one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks. It is home to over 3,800 animals, and some of the animals are able to roam freely around the park. Due to the size of the park, visitors can walk, use the zoo’s bus service or drive their own cars. The zoo is owned by the Zoological Society of London; a charity which is devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

For over 10 years now, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have purchased their recycled plastic outdoor furniture from Marmax Products. Due to the vast size of the park, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo wanted to have somewhere for visitors to sit and relax, and maybe even reflect on their time at the zoo whilst watching the animals or even to have their lunch. The recycled plastic outdoor furniture is scattered throughout the zoo, from the animal bus stops and  outside their cafe/restaurant, to outside their Hullabazoo play area and even around their Lookout Lodge.

Marmax Products recycled plastic outdoor furniture is made from 100% HDPE recycled plastic which is maintenance free, do not rot, corrode or splinter and is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years.

We have supplied ZSL Whipsnade zoo with a range of picnic benches and seating, as well as our memorial seating for families to remember their loved ones who loved to visit the zoo.

To date, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have saved over 1/4 million (251,464) milk containers from landfill and our oceans; making sure their are helping to save the planet and save the animals.


Recycled Plastic Raised Beds at RHS Harlow Carr

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Marmax Products have been supplying RHS Harlow Carr with recycled plastic raised beds for their public gardens for over 10 years, helping them to maintain their four beautiful gardens for visitors to enjoy. They have even purchased our recycled plastic raised beds and made their own gate for the gardens.

To date, RHS Harlow Carr have saved 117,941 milk containers from landfill and our oceans; so they are not only making their gardens beautiful, they are also helping to save the planet.

Our recycled plastic raised beds are made from 100% HDPE recycled plastic which does not rot, corrode or splinter, is maintenance is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years. The recycled plastic raised beds come in a range of sizes and colours.

Rain Rescue Receives Grant to Enrich Dogs Lives with Recycled Plastic Dog Agility Equipment

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Rain Rescue, an animal welfare charity, saves the lives of thousands of dogs and cats at risk every year in and around the Yorkshire area. The centre provides space and support to abandoned animals to help them thrive and find their forever home.

Back in April 2017, they received a grant from Pedigree UK to purchase some recycled plastic agility equipment from Marmax Products. In June 2017, they received their equipment and both the centre and the animals love the products. Rain Rescue purchased a 3x pole jumps, agility A frame, seesaw, weaving post, 3x training cubes, dog paddling pool and some of our outdoor furniture; all made from recycled plastic and also manufactured in Rain Rescue’s corporate colours.

The recycled plastic products do not rot, corrode or splinter, are maintenance free; which means they are safe for the dogs paws. The products also provide enrichment for the dogs, providing them with fresh air and exercise while in the care of Rain Rescue. The recycled plastic dog paddling pool was a godsend for the dogs throughout the hot summer months, keeping the dogs cool and refreshed.

We have been providing recycled plastic dog agility equipment to a number of rehoming centres for a number of years now; making sure that all dogs are kept fit and healthy while they are waiting for their forever home.

Marmax Products have saved over 1/4 Billion plastic milk containers from landfill and our oceans. What will you do to help save the planet?

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Marmax Products manufacture award winning outdoor products; from picnic benches and seating, play equipment and planters to fencing, boardwalk, Special Educational Needs equipment and Dog Agility Equipment, all made from 100% HDPE recycled plastic. This material is maintenance free, does not rot, corrode or splinter and is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years.

In June 2018, we met a remarkable milestone by saving over 1/4 billion milk containers from landfill and our oceans. While our figure continues to rise, we are wanting to know how you will help save the planet in your own way. Whether you are a large company signing up to a plastics pact, or an individual who will pledge to recycle that extra plastic milk bottle each week, there are an array of things that we can do to help save the planet that little bit more.

More and more companies and individuals are trying their best to make a difference to the environment by manufacturing more products from either plastic waste from the ocean or by using recycled materials. We now have everything from football shirts, clothing, shoes and water bottles to entrepreneurs producing products, like The Ocean Cleanup, that will help clear the ocean of plastic waste.

All of these products are fantastic ways in preventing the plastic waste from entering our oceans. We all know that this is not going to be a quick fix, but if everyone can pledge to recycle that little bit more, this may help save the planet for future generations.

Stanley Based Company Wins Prestigious Regional Business Award

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Marmax Products, a Stanley based manufacturer of 100% recycled plastic outdoor furniture & play equipment, has won regional recognition at this year’s prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Marmax, which employs 22 staff, were the joint winner of the Sustainability Award. The award recognises manufacturers and supply chain firms that have done the most to improve their overall environmental performance and enhance sustainability.

Marmax was up against stiff competition from a range of innovative businesses – small and large – from across the region. It was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics after impressing them in tackling environmental challenges as part of a comprehensive, cohesive business strategy with real benefits.

With the regional title now secured, Marmax will now go on to compete for the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in January next year.

Jackie Robshaw, Managing Director at Marmax says: “This award is testament to our hard working and dedicated team, and we are delighted to have won. This puts us on the map as a modern and innovative company and goes some way to demonstrate the efforts made by manufacturers to boost sustainability and minimise the impact we have on the environment. We can’t wait to share this news with all our staff, customers and suppliers. “It’s fantastic to get this far and now we’re all looking forward to the national finals in January to see how we measure up against the rest of the UK.”

Peter Hogg –Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Steel says: “Business has a responsibility towards the environment and should always be looking at ways to improve efficiency and limit any impact. Manufacturers are leading the way in this important drive, but it’s clear that some, such as Marmax, stand out and deserve recognition for the inspiring way that they are setting out to reduce their environmental footprint. We wish them the best of luck for the national finals.”


For more information about the awards visit: www.eef.org.uk/awards/.


Bishops Canning Parish Council Commemorate the Centenary of WWI

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Bishops Canning Parish Council approached Marmax Products as they wanted to purchase some picnic benches, seating and commemorative plaques to place on the site of an old garrison in Devizes to commemorate the centenary of WWI.

Many of the local regiments signed up at the garrison before being sent out to the front line in WWI. The site is now being refurbished; trees are being planted by the Woodland Trust, the old barracks are being converted into houses and apartments and a park installed where the picnic benches are located.

Bishops Canning Parish Council have saved 7,373 milk containers from landfill and our oceans by purchasing these products.

All of the products are made from 100% HDPE recycled plastic and do not rot, corrode or splinter, are maintenance free and come with a 25 year construction guarantee.

Ashville College’s Marmax Recycled Plastic Picnic Bench – 11 Years Later!

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Back in 2007, Ashville College was aiming for “Green Flag” status and formed its own ten-pupil “eco-warrior” group and decided its first task was to look into the practicality of recycling its plastic bottles.

Ashville College teamed up with Marmax Products to create a picnic bench from their recycled bottles, which in turn, would help the school to achieve their Green Flag status.

11 years on from this project, their bench is still looking like new; and the school have saved over 2,000 milk containers from landfill and our oceans.

Product of the Month – Recycled Plastic Traditional Three Seat

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Our product of the month for November is our Recycled Plastic Traditional Three Seat.

Our most popular seating product, the Recycled Plastic Traditional Three Seat is suitable for any type of environment from schools, parks and theme parks to villages and sports clubs. It is also our most popular commemorative bench which a plaque can be attached to. Our brass effect commemorative plaques compliments this bench perfectly and is an ideal way to honour a loved one, commemorate a celebration, remember a noticeable date or even to mark the anniversary of a donation, giving you a timeless tribute to a special person or occasion.

Made from 100% recycled plastic, the bench is maintenance free, does not rot, corrode or splinter and comes with a 25 year construction guarantee.

To celebrate Remembrance Day on 11th November, we are currently offering a free commemorative plaque with our Recycled Plastic Traditional Three Seat.