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First Alert phases out PVC packaging

First Alert has begun its efforts to phase out the use of PVC plastics in its packaging, in favour of a more environmentally-friendly, recyclable PET plastic. 
30 April 2009

Rubbish into free fuel

Winther Browne's paper log maker turns waste paper into free fuel - recycling materials that may have gone to landfill into free energy. 
30 April 2009

It's no wind up

In response to retailer demand Uni-Com has continued to extend its range of wind-up and solar-powered products, which now includes torches, radios, lanterns, bicycle lights and work lamps. 
30 April 2009

How to Impress

Metal packaging company Impress has launched the Ringo tin to the UK paint market. 
30 April 2009

It’s Gro Time

Scotts' 'It's Gro Time' initiative has tapped into and reinforced the grow your own trend with retailer POS and hundreds of thousands of consumer leaflets on topics from 'Gro your own Sunday roast' to 'Let nothing contain you'. 
28 April 2009

Kasp makes an impact

Kasp is carrying out an extensive upgrade of its merchandising solutions to maximise impact and help generate demand in store. 
28 April 2009

Liberon gains Euro award

Liberon has three varnishes on the UK market which have been awarded the European Eco-label - the only ones in the UK, says the company, to carry the mark. 
28 April 2009

Driving performance with Bosch

The new two-speed cordless drill/drivers from Bosch offer 30% more power and 15% more running time than their predecessors according to the company. 
15 April 2009

Spraying on top

While an essential woodcare task, treating exterior timber such as wooden fencing can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive task. 
7 April 2009

Eliza Tinsley aims for No 1

Under the guidance of its new owners, the Atlantic Group, Eliza Tinsley believes it can offer the best of both worlds - Atlantic's low cost global manufacturing base and a long-established brand. 
6 April 2009

Stock up to meet demand

Scotts begins TV advertising for three of its biggest gardening brands just before Easter. 
6 April 2009

Just RugStick with it

Bissell's carpet and rug cleaner, RugStick offers powerful cleaning action for lifting matted fibres and ground-in dirt. Users simply snap the unit parts together with the cleaning formulation can and it's ready for action. 
6 April 2009

New look for Granit range

The Abus Granit range of insurance padlocks now has an enhanced appearance and performance to match. 
2 April 2009

Plasti-kote promotion: now we're cooking

The trend for recycling items in the home, rather than buying new, is gaining in popularity in the current economic climate. 
2 April 2009

One to put a spring in your step

Spring dots, the new fun, fashionable and functional brushware range from Charles Bentley is designed to make cleaning easier as well as creating a real impression in the home. 
31 March 2009

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