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LifestyleGarden® achieves finalist status at the 2023 National Recycling Awards

Sep 10, 2023

ScanCom and LifestyleGarden® are celebrating that the new-for-2024 Onyx chair, powered by Social Plastic®, has been shortlisted for the ‘Recycled Product of the Year – Plastics’ award at the 2023 MRW National Recycling Awards.

These prestigious awards bring together key players from the world of waste management and recycling, including those brands that are placing recycling and innovative material usage at the heart of what they do. This year, the Recycled Product of the Year category has been split to recognise the efforts made by the industry to deal with one of the most pressing issues of our times, plastics. Finalists in this category are bringing to market those products that truly exemplify the very best of ‘plastic sustainability. According to NRA criteria, shortlisted products will have been created with careful consideration of resources and incorporate recycled content. Factors, such as reusability, end of life, waste minimisation, and closed loop processes, will have all been taken into account in the design of these items. 

There is no doubt that the new Onyx, powered by Social Plastic® is a worthy contender. A continuation of our brand’s long-term commitment to sustainable design, which began with the DuraOcean® chair in 2019 (itself a finalist at the 2020 National Recycling Awards), the Onyx chair continuous the tradition of delivering a high percentage of recycled content, while retaining recyclability, whilst also providing exciting new sales opportunities for retailers. 

Made from Social Plastic® – a groundbreaking Plastic Bank initiative that recycles waste material collected by those in the most vulnerable coastal communities in exchange for tokens that pay for daily essentials and help lift them out of poverty – each Onyx chair is responsible for reusing the equivalent volume in plastic weight of at least 155 recycled plastic bottles.  

Available in burnt orange, mint green, cream, and sky blue, the Onyx is stackable and fully recyclable. This new collection is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as contract purposes. A matching aluminium table will also be manufactured to complete the look.  

Since launching this summer, the Onyx has already scooped the ‘Best Sustainable Product Award’ at leading outdoor leisure trade event, SOLEX. It has also further cemented ScanCom and LifestyleGarden®’s partnership with the Eden Project and Plastic Bank, together helping the brand to fulfil its mission of ‘Doing Business the Right Way’. 

Addressing the shortlist announcement, LifestyleGarden® & ScanCom International Commercial Director (UK & Ireland), Paul Cohen, said:

“We’re delighted to receive this shortlist nomination, as it is testament to the effort that can always be made to do better, starting with material choices and sourcing partners. We’d like to thank the team at MRW for their recognition of our work.” 

“There is no doubt that the plight of our oceans and the impact of plastic waste has sped to the top of the consumer agenda and, through Onyx, the power of Social Plastic®, and our partnerships with Plastic Bank and the Eden Project, we are helping to provide solutions that are accessible to the masses. We firmly believe in the power of change and collective impact, which is why we continue to push the development of products that aim to place sustainability at their heart without compromising on style or functionality.” 

The results of the 2023 MRW National Recycling Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony on November 16th at City Central at HAC, London. Further details regarding the shortlist can be found at 

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