Home Farmer Magazine November 2012
Pigsty DIY has arrived! The Home Farmer magazine for the smallholder has a 4 page spread on how to build your own pig ark using EcoSheet. Photos in the magazine show staff from Solway Recycling screwing together a simple but comfortable design of pig ark out of Ecosheet. The finished 'pig pad' is below.
The Telegraph February 2012
Kate Humble is creating a working farm and a training centre for animal husbandry on her farm in Monouthsire. She keeps pigs and has had pig arks from Animal Arks that were made with EcoSheet and some additional EcoSheet panels for general purpose use. She seems to like the product;
Press release: 23 February 2012
KATE HUMBLE SUPPORTS USE OF ECOSHEET IN FARMING
- New centre for rural skills & animal husbandry in Monmouthshire to feature EcoSheet pig arks -
TV presenter Kate Humble, who is setting up a brand new centre for rural skills and animal husbandry in Monmouthshire, is keeping her promise to make the farm as sustainable as possible by embracing the use of EcoSheet, the sustainable alternative to plywood, for her animal housing needs.
Kate and her husband Ludo announced in 2011 ambitious plans to preserve a Monmouthshire farm and use its old buildings as a centre to teach rural skills & animal husbandry. But Kate has struggled to find sustainable solutions and has publicly stressed the fact it’s ‘not easy being green’ when it comes to farm buildings. However, EcoSheet manufacturer 2K Manufacturing and animal housing manufacturer Animal Arks responded to Kate’s predicament and introduced her to EcoSheet, and the TV presenter chose to fully embrace it due to its practical and environmental qualities.
“EcoSheet is a tough, durable and practical alternative to plywood and costs almost the same,” explains Kate Humble. “We've lined an animal shed with it - it is easy to clean and it is a great insulator. Its other great appeal to me is that it makes really good use of one of the most problematic items of waste we produce - plastic. Not only is it made entirely from recycled material, it can be completely recycled if it does become damaged or broken.”
Produced by 2K Manufacturing, EcoSheet is a ground-breaking plywood replacement board made entirely from unwanted waste plastic sourced from farms, businesses and homes. Due to its sustainable qualities, durable nature and cost effectiveness, EcoSheet is increasingly being used in the farming industry as animal housing for a range of livestock including outdoor pig units, stables and duck houses. Animal housing specialists such as Animal Arks, who designed the pig arks for Kate Humble, and major agricultural merchants across Wales and the West including CPF, CCF, Mole Valley, Wynnstay and Bridgmans now stock EcoSheet.
EcoSheet head of sales, Peter Ball adds: “We’re delighted that Kate Humble has discovered EcoSheet and the sustainable benefits it offers. It has a number of advantages over plywood in practical terms, including the fact it doesn’t rot, doesn’t contain adhesives and preservatives and is easier to clean which improves animal welfare. Plus it is more environmentally friendly than plywood, which usually ends up in landfill as part of the 25 million plywood sheets that are disposed of in the UK each year.
“EcoSheet on the other hand is longer lasting and can be recycled again and again, making it the obvious solution for farmers both environmentally and economically.”
It is not just farmers who are discovering the benefits of EcoSheet. The RSPCA, Isle of Wight Zoo and The World of Owls are all using animal houses made from EcoSheet. And big names in the construction industry including Lend Lease, Morgan Sindall and Apollo are adopting the use of EcoSheet in place of plywood across many of their sites.
James May's Manlab November 2011
EcoSheet makes an appearence on James May's Man Lab programme on the BBC
So if you want to know how to convert a gentleman's convenience into a veritable Garden of Eden, and need a suitably waterproof material, look no further;
BUILD ECOZINE ARTICLE ON 2K MANUFACTURING LTD JULY 2011
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Morgan Sindall convert Hard Hats into Hoarding
Recyclable Hoarding Wins National Frameworks Agreements
New Civil Engineer
On Line article about EcoSheet eSite winning National Hoarding Agreements with contractors
Heavy work to expand light rail
Article about Vinci's use of EcoSheet on the DLR at Custom House
EcoSheet Wins National Hoarding Agreements
Article on the recent EcoSheet eSite National Hoarding Agreements in place with ISG, ASDA and The Apollo Group.
Introducing a Green Replacement for Plywood
Publication: Green Architecture & Building Report
Can the construction industry help divert plastics from the world-wide waste stream? Could a green replacement for plywood be one of the ways to help solve the problem? During my attendance at Ecobuild 2010 in London earlier this year, I came upon a smartly designed exhibitor booth. I was drawn to its interactive displays, see-through boxes holding various used plastics items which many of us call our bane of existence, and graphic text large enough to catch my attention from a distance, “What is EcoSheet”? Of course, I had to go up close to read the fine print.
Vince Cable Liberal Democrat deputy leader visited 2K Manufacturing recycling company
Publication: Materials Handling World
Liberal Democrat deputy leader and shadow chancellor Vince Cable MP, today visited 2K Manufacturing.
Liberal Democrat deputy leader and shadow chancellor Vince Cable MP, today visited 2K Manufacturing, the innovative Luton-based recycling company, where he recognised the importance of the facility to the UK's emerging green economy, whilst acknowledging that Britain needs to do more in the way of environmental investment.
As well as demonstrating the technological advances being made to recycle the UK's waste plastic and the positive impact the company's work has on the environment, 2K Manufacturing's chief executive Omer Kutluoglu (pictured above with Vince Cable MP) highlighted the issue of the difficulty in obtaining adequate bank financing that many of the UK's green manufacturing businesses are encountering which prevents them from growing or even getting started in the first place.
Commenting after his visit, Vince Cable MP said: "Small and medium sized businesses have a vital role to play in our economic recovery and 2K Manufacturing is an excellent example of how innovative and entrepreneurial solutions are driving the UK's green economy. Unfortunately, the Government and UK banks are not currently doing enough to financially support this sector's growth."
Adds 2K co-founder, Omer Kutluoglu: "We're delighted that someone as high profile as Liberal Democrat deputy leader Vince Cable has shown an interest in our state-of-the-art recycling process. The UK has mountains of mixed plastic waste, the majority of which goes into landfill each year and cannot currently be recycled. Our unique process allows us to take up to 30,000 tonnes of waste plastic a year, in our Luton plant alone, and recycle it back into something useful that can be used again and again.
"Despite the difficult business environment for young companies, the potential opportunities are endless."
That's life for Luton plastics recycler
2K Manufacturing hosted a visit by independent parliamentary candidate for Luton South, journalist and TV presenter Esther Rantzen.
Esther Rantzen visits Luton plastics recycling firm
Publication: Lets Recycle
Former television personality and local parliamentary candidate Esther Rantzen has visited EcoSheet's Luton processing facility
2K Manufacturing?s Ground-breaking EcoSheet
Publication: Housebuilder & Developer
2K Manufacturing will be exhibiting at EcoBuild this year to showcase its ground-breaking EcoSheet product which is set to revolutionalise the construction and sign industries.
2K Manufacturing Hosts Visit by Esther Rantzen
Publication: Materials Handling World
2K Manufacturing, the Luton-based innovative recycling company, today hosted a visit by Independent Parliamentary candidate for Luton South, Esther Rantzen.