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April 2019

Imaginative Play outdoors can keep children fit and healthy – and also educate.

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Children have the opportunity to strive outdoors as well as in the classroom.

Play is important to children as it can encourage healthy brain development; and it is through play that children, even at a very early age, engage and interact with the world around them.

Not every child likes to participate in competitive sports; they just want to have fun. Our Recycled plastic Goal Wall, Table Tennis Table and Balance Beams provide children with the opportunity to play as part of a team, build their confidence, get fit and also give them the opportunity to learn new skills such as balancing or target practice. Outdoors, children can be physically active on a scale that is not possible indoors. This offers exciting opportunities for purpose-filled movement over large areas, exploring different levels, negotiating along equipment and also changes in direction and speed. Outdoors is a place where children can experience the effect of physical activity on their bodies as their hearts beat faster and they breath more deeply after vigorous movement.

Our Recycled Plastic Car, Fire Engine, Playboat and Cafe all provide imaginative play which enables children to act out scenes from their own experiences or from stories. Each product encourages role playing, using their imaginative and descriptive language to create a character in which they are portraying. Our Cafe and Village Shop also provides children with mathematical opportunities, whether it be how many cakes a customer would like to buy, what the total of their shopping will be or how much change a customer requires. They provide children with the opportunity to imagine, dream, invent and fantasise along with talking, listening, interacting and making friends.

Our recycled plastic Sandpits, Water Table and Mud Kitchen gives children the opportunity to investigate objects and materials by using their senses. This encourages children to handle tools and objects safely with increasing control and develop hand-eye coordination. The products encourages children to use language in a variety of ways, enabling them to express what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel, as well as using their imagination in role play. The supply of water outdoors enriches children’s play and learning opportunities all year round.

Our Recycled Plastic Easel provides children of all abilities to be creative and being able to handle a variety of stationery tools and objects to develop control, encourage early mark making and writing skills. It also encourages children to look closely at similarities, patterns and changes from the use of various mark making equipment and encourages the development of fine motor skills. Mark making opportunities outdoors can be as valuable as those that are planned in the classroom. These experiences will have a positive impact on the element of control and coordination, which is required later for successful handwriting.

All of the products within our Imaginative Play range enable children to be excited, energetic, adventurous, noisy and messy, whilst also helping them to communicate, work as a team, role play and explore different media and materials. All of our products are open ended, flexible resources that can be adapted and used in different ways, according to the needs and interests of the children.

Our Awards

Marmax Products have shown that recycled plastic products can be award winning

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Since 2013, Marmax Products Ltd have been stealing the spotlight by winning numerous awards. From local awards to globally recognised awards, it is safe to say we have achieved a lot throughout the last 5 years!

In 2018 alone, Marmax became finalists in the Best Recycled Plastic Products category in the Plastic Industry Awards for the 5th consecutive year, we were finalists in the North East Employee of the Year Awards for the Marmax Team – Making a Difference to the Community, finalists in the National Recycling Awards for Best Recycled Plastic Product, finalists in 2 categories at the Made in the North East Awards – SME Manufacturing Company and Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturers and finally we achieved Regional Winners of the Sustainability category at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Marmax Products also became Green World Ambassadors for the 5th consecutive year for our contribution to helping others to help the environment. We also won silver status in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Because of winning this award, we had our 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 our example and learn from our achievement. We have also won a Green World Award in the Recycled Products category. Marmax competed against 500 other companies at a glittering presentation in Ankara, Turkey.

2018 also saw Marmax Products win 2 brand new awards. We won an International CSR Excellence Gold Award and we were also awarded CSR World Leaders – a company that cares about their community, colleagues, clients, suppliers and environment, for our Education Brochure. In this brochure, we created a story about plastic waste and the effects it is having on our planet, as well as highlighting facts throughout the brochure and also how Marmax Products are helping to eliminate plastic waste through the manufacturing of our recycled plastic products.

The Green Apple and CSR 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.

To find out more about all the awards we have achieved, check out our awards page: https://marmaxproducts.co.uk/awards/

Award Winning Recycled Plastic Rain Garden now available

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With the world becoming increasingly over populated, overcrowded and increasingly active, climate change has become a serious problem. This changing climate means we are now facing more dramatic changes in our weather. Extreme weather, everything from heatwaves to flooding, has caused tragedies around the world, leading to billions of pounds worth of damage and countless lives lost.

Here at Marmax, we recognise that not only is it important to reduce the amount of damage done to the environment, but to also find solutions to these extreme weather related problems sooner rather than later. By finding practical solutions that can be implemented easily across a huge range of both commercial and residential properties, we are able to help businesses, individuals and communities tackle the issue of flooding. We then came up with the idea of our Recycled Plastic Rain Garden. It was created to tackle the increasing issue of water conservation, and also flood prevention. It has been developed as an above ground water management system that is simple yet innovative in design. The Rain Garden can easily be attached to existing guttering and pipework outside of any building. When there is heavy rainfall, the Rain Garden controls the flow of water as it goes back into the drainage systems.

While the water is being stored and attenuated, the top section of the Rain Garden can be used as a storage box or as a flower bed. This means that not only is the water preventing any unnecessary strain on dated drainage systems, but it can be used for anything from storing small tools, outdoor toys or your deliveries, to growing plants, flowers, herbs or vegetables, making it attractive in design. The Rain Garden can also be retrofitted should it need to be moved due to refurbishment or construction on the building. It can easily be removed, making it an affordable option for our customers.

Our Rain Garden is also an award winning product. We have won a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice and also a Green World Award through this product. This has also given us the title of Green World Ambassadors for our Recycled Plastic Rain Garden. We were also finalists of the Plastic Industry Awards for the Best Recycled Plastic Product.

The outer casing of the Rain Garden is made from 100% recycled plastic which is maintenance free, it does not rot, corrode or splinter and comes with a 25 year construction guarantee. It can be left outdoors all year round and no staining or varnishing is required.

For more information, please contact our sales team on 01207 283442 or follow our link