Up The Garden Bath - Recycling used materials and passing on skills

The Mears Foundation are pleased to have awarded a grant to Mears Peterborough Branch to commission support for the project ‘Up the Garden Bath’

Up the Garden Bath, is a not-for-profit organisation which take old and discarded materials such as bathtubs and upcycles them into ready made garden planters and accessories.

On the 24th of March, in partnership with Up The Garden Bath, the Mears Foundation grant supported the bath recycling project that provided the opportunity for tenants from Sheltered Housing Fellowship to learn new skills and use the planters to grow herbs and vegetables, to be used in their kitchens.

A representative from Up the Garden Bath commented –


"We thank you for the continued offer of bathtubs and excess materials that would usually end up in landfill. “We are now at full capacity for bathtubs and have over 30 upcycled bathtub planters booked for installation in the first 6 months of 2022. We are very excited by this project as it will allow us to directly engage & empower vulnerable individuals".

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April 6, 2022

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