Plastech | Waste plastic planters for care homes

by Natasha Boulding in Aykley Heads, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th September 2020 we successfully raised £5,584 with 157 supporters in 28 days

Providing beautifully handcrafted waste plastic planters for COVID-19 affected care homes whilst reducing plastic sent to landfill.

by Natasha Boulding in Aykley Heads, England, United Kingdom

1st place in the Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Challenge

Plastech | Waste plastic planters for COVID affected care homes

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Plastech Innovation 

We are a start-up based in Durham, UK. Our mission is to eliminate plastic waste by transforming it into an aggregate for use in concrete and other construction materials. 

Plastech uses its patent pending process to create an eco-friendly material that makes concrete lighter weight, thermally insulating and even sound reducing... it also looks great!

Interesting fact: did you know the world is running out of construction grade sand? We use enough every year to cover the entire state of California! Nature cannot keep up with the demand. Our products act as sand replacements - keeping the sand in the ocean and the plastic out! 

Our small team is made up of Natasha, Phil and Scott, all scientists who are trying to make a positive impact on the world.

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We have just moved into a new facility which is where this picture was taken. Scott is happy to move the concrete making out of his house! 

The Project

The aim of this campaign is to give back to the community by donating beautifully handcrafted concrete planters to COVID affected care homes, remodelling outdoor spaces whilst also reducing plastic waste sent to landfill. 

We have partnered with Bespoke Concrete Products for this project, specialists in custom-made precast pieces.

During these uncertain and challenging times, the project will allow us as a business to grow by developing our processes and new products.

Every penny of your donation will go on equipment to process waste plastic, product development and the production of concrete.

If we exceed our original target we are committed to donating planters to an increased number of care homes. 

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Rewards

Claim your reward with every pledge. Our rewards range from personalised thank you's to coasters.. or you can even get your hands on mini-versions of the planters! 

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1598687339_img_4144-01.jpegIt is our aim to deliver all of your rewards by the estimated delivery dates stated on our page. If unforeseen circumstances require us to change the delivery date then we will contact you in advance with an update and a new estimated delivery date.

Please note that we are dealing with waste plastic, therefore, the colours may differ from the pictures. This is the beauty of the pieces and every item is unique. The planters do not come with the plants included.

If you require more info on any of the prizes, don't hesitate to contact us.

Prize draw T's & C's

By entering our prize draw, you could be in with a chance of winning a concrete clock, planters or coasters. The Prize draw starts on 14.09.20 and ends on 29.09.20 at midday. For a free entry, please send your phone number, email and D.O.B to [email protected] The winners to be announced on 30/9/20 at 12pm on our social media pages using a random number generator. Good luck!

Competition run by Plastech Innovation Ltd. Please contact Natasha Boulding via [email protected] for any queries. The winners will be asked for a delivery address to send the prize to.

Thank you so much for your support.

We appreciate every pledge big or small. It means we can continue to make a difference. 

Continue your support by liking, following and sharing our campaign far and wide.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

NEW! Prize Draw Ticket X 1

The prizes include waste plastic concrete pieces including a clock, planters and coasters! Good Luck!

£1 or more

Plastech Personal Virtual Thank You Note

Receive a personal thank you note for your support from our team.

£2 or more

NEW! Prize Draw Ticket X 3

The prizes include waste plastic concrete pieces including a clock, planters and coasters! Good Luck!

£5 or more

NEW! Prize Draw X 10

The prizes include waste plastic concrete pieces including a clock, planters and coasters! Good Luck!

£15 or more

Plastech Waste Plastic Coasters (set of 2)

Round or square concrete coasters made with waste plastic. Pledge £15 today to receive a set of 2 bespoke coasters and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment.

£20 or more

Plastech Raised Plastic Bottle Coasters (set of 2)

Symbolic raised plastic bottle concrete coasters made with waste plastic. Pledge £20 today to receive a set of 2 bespoke coasters and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment.

£25 or more

Plastech Waste Plastic Coasters (set of 4)

Round or square concrete coasters made with waste plastic. Pledge £25 today to receive a set of 4 bespoke coasters and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment.

£30 or more

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Plastech Symbolic Plastic Bottle Planter

Symbolic plastic bottle concrete planter made with waste plastic. Pledge £30 today to receive a handcrafted planter and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment (h 8 cm, d 10 cm).

£40 or more

Plastech Waste Plastic Coasters (set of 8)

Round or square concrete coasters made with waste plastic. Pledge £40 today to receive a set of 8 bespoke coasters and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment.

£50 or more

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Plastech Waste Plastic Planter (medium)

A square concrete planter (12 cm cube) made with waste plastic. Pledge £50 today to receive a handcrafted planter and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment.

£100 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Plastech Waste Plastic Planter (large)

A square concrete planter (20 cm cube) made with waste plastic. Pledge £100 today to receive a handcrafted planter and do your bit to reduce plastic waste entering our environment.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Premium Package

For a donation of £500 you will receive the same large planter as being donated to the care homes and your name mentioned in our PR round-up as a premium sponsor of the project.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Corporate Package

For a donation of £500 we will gift planters to a care home of your choice. Your organisation name will be mentioned throughout the manufacture and delivery of the items and in our PR round-up as a corporate sponsor of this project.

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