Plantabox vs Fuel Poverty
Posted on 10th September 2019 at 11:53
Plantabox is a business founded on producing sustainable, quality handcrafted products right here in the UK. Clearly by working with wood we avoid all the issues of plastic but we’ve also spent some time considering what more we could do. As you can imagine our business produces an amount of wood off-cuts which we thought would be ideal as fuel for those in need.
The approach of winter is dreaded by many
Fuel poverty disproportionately affects the elderly but anyone who does not have enough fuel to heat their home and cook is defined as being in this position. Clearly the health implications over a cold winter are tough to think about.
We connected with the wonderful Axewoods Co-operative who help those in fuel poverty secure their own wood fuel. We were delighted to ship 10 pallets of kindling and larger wood pieces to them to add to their wood bank
Axewoods Co-operative, Alan Dyer said “It has been a real pleasure – another of those win/win./wins! Already you have a load of very grateful people sending you good thoughts. We have a couple of clients in caravans with very small wood burners, so the off-cuts have been ideal for them.”
Can we help ?
Plantabox is a Devon based company and we hand-craft personalised wooden crates for individuals under our www.plantabox.co.uk brand and retail display units under our www.furniturecrates.com brand. We strive to use sustainable wood where possible and our proud to be a substitute for plastic alternatives.
With the turn in the weather and the approach of autumn we are again keen to help people in fuel poverty and will happily work with any local charities who are in contact with households where a free bag of kindling (our off cuts) will make a difference. Help us repurpose our waste into a critical resource, fuel for those in need.
Just get in touch and we’ll do what we can.
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