Accord’s pop bottle greenhouse has plenty of fizz
Accord’s pop bottle greenhouse has plenty of fizz

An Accord Housing Association care home in Walsall is proving it has a lot of bottle by attempting to build its very own environmentally friendly greenhouse, using only plastic pop bottles.

Hob Meadow care home needs to collect 2,000 two-litre plastic bottles to construct the greenhouse and is appealing to local people and businesses for help.

Once built, the recycled greenhouse will be used by residents of the home, which caters for people with learning disabilities, to grow their own fruit and vegetables in.

Tina Cox, manager of Hob Meadow, said: “We are always trying to think of unique ways to be more environmentally friendly at Hob Meadow and this idea is certainly different.

“What most people would consider to be rubbish could actually help us to build our very own recycled greenhouse, which all our residents are very excited about.

“If you have any empty plastic bottles we would love to hear from you as we need around 2,000 to complete the project.”

Accord is aiming to be the greenest housing association in the country by reducing the impact it has on the environment.

In 2009, Accord became the first housing association in the country to achieve the European Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) standard.

It has since won a number of national eco awards, including the Community Involvement/Engagement Award at the UK-wide Sustainable Housing Awards

Accord Housing Association, part of the Accord Group, provides care and support services at more than 50 sites across the Midlands for older people, people with learning disabilities, dementia and other mental heath issues.

To donate empty plastic bottles, please call Tina Cox or Colin Maynard on 01922 417 713.