Inspire Zone sponsor Ecover is working with the 2012 Gold medal-winning designer Matthew Childs on The Ecover Garden. For this pioneering brand, water is life and this message has helped inspire Matthew develop the concept for the garden, championing a backdrop of sustainability and highlighting solutions which aid the recovery of aquatic environments.
A key material used in the garden is recycled plastic with sinuous strips weaving their way through the plants and over the hard landscaping. They are in harmony with the more natural elements in the garden and symbolise Ecover's commitment to 100% suitable packaging. Within Ecover bottles a plant-based material is used that they call 'plantastic', which is made from sugarcane. Not being one to rest on its laurels, Ecover has recently pledged to also use recycled plastic content, including floating plastic debris, fished from the seas.
And it's not only about packaging. Ecover works with natural, plant and mineral-based ingredients to deliver great cleaning with 'no nasties'. This message is symbolised by the Toilet Cleaner Fountain, an Ecover product 10 times less toxic than conventional brands, symbolically discharging directly into pools of clear water. The Laundry Bottle Lamp represents Ecover's stance on how unnecessary optical brighteners are within its laundry range. You can even relax on the bottle handle shaped bench and feel assured that it is doing everything possible to aid in the recovery of the environment.
Win your very own £15,000 garden makeover, courtesy of Matthew Childs and Ecover. Simply visit www.the-splash.co.uk and sign up for your chance to win this great prize.