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07/12/2012Marmax Products has won through the finals of the sustain' Magazine Awards 2013, which celebrate standout achievements and successes in the field of sustainability. The company is on the shortlist for the Community Award, in recognition of its work on Welwyn St Mary's School outdoor education project. It is one of six finalists competing for the award. The school in Welwyn, Herts, aimed to create a wildlife area where children could learn about nature and sustainability, with a classroom alongside it. The Welwyn Outdoor Classroom - which was created specifically for the school - has since become one of Marmax's standard products and is proving popular with other schools throughout the country. Meanwhile the school's nature reserve is now one of the largest of its kind in Hertfordshire and includes statues, a 'bug hotel', compost area, newt sanctuary and pond. Marmax Products went on to supply the platform beside the pond and an outdoor stage which can be used for outdoor plays and assemblies. All products were made from 100% recycled plastic. The awards are organised by sustain' Magazine in association with Marshalls. The trophies will be presented at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 5th March. Jackie Robshaw, Manager of Marmax's plant in Stanley, said: "We are delighted to be on the shortlist for the Sustain Community Award. We work with schools on a regular basis and the Welwyn St Mary's project illustrates what can be achieved." "The school wanted to create an environment where children could learn about nature at first hand, with a classroom that would blend into the surroundings and reflect the principles of sustainability. Our products fitted perfectly with these requirements." "The Welwyn Outdoor Classroom was designed to a 'back to nature' feel, and makes an ideal location for environmental studies. The use of recycled plastic not only provides a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to wooden buildings but the building demonstrates the way in which recycling can reduce waste and minimise our impact on the natural world."
Marmax Products welcomes former customers of Iplas. We are able to supply all your requirements for recycled plastics, including Zyplex profiles or fully fabricated finished products.
Contact Tracey Scott on 01207 288740 to discuss your specific needs.
An Article taken from the The Journal dated 23rd April 2012:
A furniture manufacturer which recycles plastic bottles to create its products is enjoying sweet success after winning a contract to supply Cadbury World.
Marmax Products, based in Stanley, County Durham, has replaced all the wooden furniture at the Birmingham visitor attraction with picnic benches and seating.
It is now working on picnic cabins in the shape of safari jeeps and an outdoor building for use as a fully-equipped visitor toilet facility. The items will save about 217,000 plastic milk bottles from going to landfill.
Marmax has so far delivered more than 50 heavy duty picnic benches large enough to seat six adults and with an extra long table top to make them wheelchair accessible. They have also created 30 Bournville seats designed in chocolate brown.
Tracey Scott, sales and marketing manager, said: "We are delighted to supply products to Cadbury World, which is a leading visitor attraction and an important heritage site. By selecting Marmax products, it is helping reduce waste going to landfill in line with the company's committment to sustainability."
Tim Gimbert, the heritage site's operations manager, said: "We're so pleased with the results we've asked Marmax to supply recycled products and furniture for other areas of the site."
Thank you to everyone who came to meet us at the Procurex Exhibition on 13th and 14th March.
19/09/2011A Marmax personalised gameboard was the prize in the Marmax Prize Draw at the Eco-Schools Exhibition at Bolton in June. The lucky winner was Fallings Park Primary School in Wolverhampton.
A Marmax personalised gameboard was the prize for the Prize Draw at the Enviro Schools Exhibition at Newcastle in June. The lucky winner was Hilton Primary School, Blakelaw, Newcastle.
This particularly pretty pig was caught sitting on a Marmax bench at Ripley scarecrow festival in August. The scarecrows all had porcine features in honour of an incident in 1355 when Thomas de Inglby fought off wild boars that were attacking the King. He was knighted for his bravery by Edward lll and his decendants still live in Ripley Castle between Harrogate and Ripon in North Yorkshire. We think this sow is quite beautiful and looks very comfortable relaxing on her recycled plastic bench.
Marmax Products Ltd recycled plastic outdoor furniture range will be displayed at the Eco Schools Show 2011. Marmax Products will be featuring the new Welwyn Outdoor Classroom, as illustrated. Recycled plastic has proved to be an ideal material for outdoor furniture. Marmax Products picnic benches and seating are in schools all over the country and happily withstand the rigours of the playground without the need for painting and staining.
Marmax Products Ltd look forward to meeting old and new friends on STAND 40.
Marmax is a finalist in the Best Partnership Project for Recycling category. The partnership is between Waitrose/Centriforce/Darfen and Marmax. Waitrose are turning their distribution waste back into products via Marmax benches and Darfen hoarding. The plastic waste collected in Waitrose stores is back at the stores as benches and hoardings. Customers can see how the waste they notice about the stores has been recycled into benches and hoardings.
Marmax have been working hard to prepare a brand new brochure showing all our old favourites and lots more new ideas for 2011. Ring 01207 283442 or email email@example.com and we will be happy to send you a copy straight away. The brochure can also be downloaded or browsed on our website.
Durham Lane Primary School was presented with a special green prize by the Schools Against Waste (SAW) programme.
One of the first schools in the region to sign up to the online learning programme, Durham Lane was picked out of a hat as the winner of a new school picnic bench worth £286, made entirely from recycled plastic. The SAW programme partnered with Marmax to provide the picnic bench, decorated with SAW logo, to the winning school.
Elaine McGuckin, Deputy Head Teacher at Durham Lane Primary School, said: “We’re delighted to have won this competition and are very proud of our new bench. It’s great to have a real example of what can be done with old plastic bottles that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill site.
Marmax Products Ltd will have new and established products on display and information about the recycled plastic used in their construction. We will be featuring our new Welwyn Outdoor Classroom, as illustrated. Recycled plastic has proved to be an ideal material for outdoor furniture. Marmax picnic benches and seating are in schools all over the country and happily withstand the rigours of the playground without the need for painting and staining. They help to make the most of the great outdoors whilst showing recycling in action.
Marmax Products Ltd provide your school with sustainable products. Picnic benches can be fitted with gameboard tops; adventure cabins and sandpits create play areas. Raised beds provide growing areas wherever needed. Choose from our wide range of colours and designs, in Adult and Junior sizes, including wheelchair-friendly picnic benches.
Marmax Products Ltd look forward to meeting old and new friends on Stand 40.
Our factory at Stanley is currently under 30 inches (775mm) of snow and our telephone lines are down. We can still receive emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working hard to repair our telephone and apologise for any inconvenience caused. These conditions have no effect on our outdoor furniture, the recycled plastic will look as good as new when it reappears from under the snow.
Our lines were down for a couple of days, but were soon repaired.
North East Schools can register completely free of charge at www.schoolsagainstwaste.co.uk and the first schools to sign up to the programme before November 2010 are in with a chance to win a new Marmax picnic bench made entirely from recycled plastic with the Schools against waste gameboard logo.
Schools Against Waste is an innovative, interactive online learning programme that is free of charge for use in North East schools. Primarily targeted at students, it is also an excellent knowledge building tool that can benefit teachers and other staff.
Not only are all our products green but we are also making our factory greener.
Continued site optimisation at the Durham manufacturing plant has lead to Marmax Products Ltd installing two new Benson VNO 500 oil fired cabinet heaters. Utilising the original infrastructure with the new more fuel efficient heaters will lead to not only a cost effective but also energy saving solution.
This combined with fans and fast shutting roller shutter doors will provide energy savings of over 20%.
04/05/2010This year The Eco-Schools Show is at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Marmax Products Ltd will have new and established products on display and information about the recycled plastic used in their construction. Marmax Products Ltd look forward to meeting old and new friends on stand 1.
18/11/2009RHS Harlow Carr Gardens Exhibition The £3million RHS Learning Centre and Library currently under construction in the garden is expected to be one of the greenest buildings in the UK. The exhibition, which is open to garden visitors and trade professionals from 9.30am - 4.30pm, will showcase products and processes used to make the building green. Marmax Products is donating the recycled plastic raised beds to be installed in the teaching area in front of the new Learning Centre. These will include two of our 3 metre square kitchen gardens
05/11/2009The overall winners of The Potato Council''s Grow Your Own Potatoes competition for 2009 were Askern Spa Junior School, Doncaster and Herne CE Junior School, Kent. They both received a Marmax Junior Picnic Bench. Winners in other categories received Marmax raised beds and sturdy benches. Marmax would like to congratulate all the winners and hope they enjoy their prizes.
25/06/2009Congratulations to our Prize Winner number 60 at the Eco Schools Exhibition on 24th June. BECCLES MIDDLE SCHOOL has won a sturdy bench in their school colours. We will be contacting them shortly to arrange delivery. Thank you everyone else who took part in the draw. We enjoyed meeting old and new friends at Stoneleigh and hope you all had as good a time as we did.
18/06/2009Marmax Products is sponsoring the Grow Your Own Potatoes competition run by the Potato Council. Examples of the prizes to be awarded this year will be on our stand STAND 32 at the Eco Schools exhibition on Wednesday 24th June at Stoneleigh. "http://www.potatoesforschools.org.uk/teachers-centre/links"
02/06/2009Marmax Products Ltd will have new and established products on display and information about the recycled plastic used in their construction. See the new rainbow range as shown. Recycled plastic has proved to be an ideal material for outdoor furniture. Marmax picnic benches and seating are in schools all over the country and happily withstand the rigours of the playground without the need for painting and staining. They help to make the most of the great outdoors whilst showing recycling in action. Marmax Products Ltd can furnish your outdoor classroom with sustainable products. Picnic benches can be fitted with gameboard tops, adventure cabins and sandpits create play areas. Raised beds provide growing areas wherever needed. Choose from a wide range of colours and designs, in Adult and Junior sizes, including wheelchair-friendly picnic benches. Marmax Products Ltd look forward to meeting old and new friends on stand 32 opposite the Activity Zone. "http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/show/"
27/01/2009Rainbow Range We now offer Junior Picnic Benches, Reston Seats and Sturdy Benches in a combination of colours fit for a rainbow.
05/11/2008Local people have bought and manage an open area known as Baxter's Field so that they can enjoy it all year round. A woodland nature path has been created to include two fallen lime trees. The path goes right over one of these huge trees on a specially erected bridge made from recycled plastic. The recycled plastic provides a maintenance free viewing platform from which to observe the tree from an unusual angle. The bridge was installed by Marmax Products Ltd approved contractor TJ Recycled Materials
15/04/2008Marmax will be exhibiting at the Eco-Schools National Exhibition & Conference 23 June 2008 at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. See us on Stand 2
17/03/2008A marmax picnic bench was featured on the ESPO stand at the Education Show 2008 at the NEC in March. ESPO is ensuring the ''''''''future is green'''''''' by recruiting environmental experts to help build Britain''''''''s new wave of ''''''''super schools''''''''. The organisation - made up of a consortium of local authorities - is using sustainability as the power force in their bids for BSF projects (Building Schools for the Future) throughout the UK. Marmax products fit well into their criteria
02/11/20074scape is a new interactive online magazine for Landscapers. It is full of interesting articles and information aimed at gardeners and landscapers. Marmax is featured as a supplier of high quality recycled plastic furniture and boardwalks. "http://www.4scapes.com/"
10/09/2007Shanks are offering a heavy duty picnic bench as a prize in a competition they are running a this exhibition http://www.rwmconferences.com/homepage.asp
04/09/2007Following David Domoney''s recycling feature on ITV''s This Morning on 24th August, he is co hosting with Clive Holland from Channel 4 a Recycling in Your Garden Roadshow at Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock. It will be held in the Central Atrium, level 1 from 11am to 5pm. Junction 30 & 31 off M25. They will be featuring Marmax benches and planters.Come along and see what we can do with plastic bottles. http://www.lakeside.uk.com
24/08/2007This Morning featuring Marmax recycled plastic products in an article about recycling in the garden. They featured a blue sturdy bench and a blue planter to demonstrate how plastic bottles can be transformed into useful garden products. David Domoney remarked that the benches would last five or six lifetimes. That is about 100 years. We do not see any reason why they should not last this long, but will find it hard to prove.
18/06/200730th May to 1st June The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers designed a show garden called Garden for Life and featured Marmax Products decking as the background to their displays. "Many thanks for supporting us with the supply of the decking - it was certainly a talking point at the show - we were probably asked about it more than any other feature!"
Sue Walker, Garden for Life show area co-ordinator, http://www.btcv.org.uk
06/06/2007Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2007 The aim of the festival is to raise awareness of environmental issues by providing creative and educational environmental, arts and music based activities for the benefit of the local community. Marmax products will be on display to promote the collection of waste plastic. http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/newcastlegreen/2007
09/05/2007Marmax will have their products on Recycle Action Yorkshire''s stand at the Yorkshire Garden Show at Lotherton Hall, Leeds on 11th - 13th May 2007 http://www.ygshow.co.uk
19/04/2007Marmax took part as an exhibitor at the Buy Recycled Event on Wednesday 18th April 2007 at The Carriageworks, Leeds. RAY were encouraging the use of recycled products and are launching a new website http://www.buyrecycled.info
19/03/2007The Wildlife Trusts’ annual award celebrates the achievements of Watch groups all over the UK. The ‘Watch Group of the Year’ receives a trophy – a wellington boot mounted on a recycled plastic plinth (supplied by Marmax)- and a certificate signed by Vice-President of The Wildlife Trusts, TV presenter and wildlife expert, Chris Packham. The winners were Braywick Wildlife Watch Group.
19/03/2007Marmax Products Ltd promised Byker Primary School a picnic bench made from recycled plastic in return for them collecting as many plastic bottles as they could. The recycled plastic bench will be officially presented to Head Teacher, Linda Bradley, by Les Clark, Head of Newcastle City Council''s Sustainability Unit together with a representative from Marmax Products and Mark Manley , Recycling Officer Newcastle City Council, at Byker primary school assembly on Friday 23rd March at 9am.
09/02/2007Marmax are pleased to support the Streetsceen display at Cityscape 2007 an exhibition to be held at Earls's Court London from 27th February to 1st March 2007. Nine large planters will be used in an urban landscape display. For more details visit www.cityscapeonline.com
02/01/2007We have added two new picnic benches the Sturdy Picnic Bench and the Reston Picnic Bench. Both benches are designed with easy access in mind. We also have an Adventure Cabin for the children to play inside. All can be seen on this site under categories Picnic Benches and Playthings.
29/08/2006Trueman Brewery, Brick Lane, 8th - 17th September followed by London Science Museum 22nd September to 1st October. Marmax has teamed up with Future London and its ''Footprints of a Generation'' exhibition. Marmax will be supplying outdoor furnishings for the garden demonstrating sustainable living. Seating, planters and raised beds will show how 100% recycled plastic can be used in an attractive and sustainable manner.
13/04/2006We have added lots of new products. Please look at our Football and Ludo Gameboards, Raised Beds, Sandpit (see Accessories)and Gamewalls. All exciting new ideas for outdoor activities.
21/03/2006Marmax will be supporting Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Planters will be used to decorate their stand. Details www.rhs.og.uk www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cheshire
05/01/2006We are pleased to announce our winner is Nikki Stubbs with ''Sturdy things these Marmax benches - but do you think it could hold all three of us?" as voted for by visitors to the site. We would like to congratulate her and hope she enjoys her visit to Whipsnade Wild Animal Park.
14/11/2005M&S Money held an ‘awareness week’ from 19th – 23rd September 2005, at their Chester office to promote environmental awareness issues to their employees. Marmax Products were delighted to support this event and supplied three benches to show how recycled plastic could be used. Another exhibitor, Inenco, decided to buy one of these benches and hold a free raffle. The lucky winner was Carol Penny, shown here with Brendon Cook, Chief Executive of M&S Money
15/09/2005The WRAP stand was a great success. It attracted lots of interest and won a Silver Prize for stand design. Congratulations to everyone at WRAP.
01/09/2005"The home of International Garden and Leisure" Marmax will be supporting the WRAP stand 5J18 Hall 5 Garden Care. Full details of the event www.gleebirmingham.com
01/09/2005"Europe''s leading annual event for open space management professionals" Marmax will be supporting the WRAP stand H34. Full details of the event www.iogsaltex.co.uk
20/08/2005Today we appear in The Information section of The Independent as one of the top ten suppliers of outdoor furniture. Their feature ''The 50 best places to buy furniture'' shows 10 outdoor furniture specialists. We are the only one to offer recycled plastic. We had no idea that we would be featured, so it was a truly Independent choice.
23/04/2005WRAP is offering a Traditional Three Seat as a prize in a competition in Telegraph Gardening on Saturday 23rd April. The competiton is being used to promote the use of recycled compost.
28/02/2005Marmax Products are pleased to be partners in the Enviro Schools Awards Programme set up by Newcastle City Council. Marmax helped Head Teacher Mrs Julie Robson to plan seating made from recycled plastic at Gold Award Winning Archbishop Runcie School in Newcastle. See case study and download.
05/01/2005British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association. Marmax will be supporting the WRAP stand at the Bigga Turf Management Exhibition at the Harrogate International Centre. Full details of this exhibiton can be found at www.bigga.co.uk
20/10/2004We are supporting The Big Recycle campaign, 18th - 25th October 2004, championed by Alistair McGowan. Visit their website www.recyclenow.com for details
20/09/2004NEC Birmingham The Garden and Leisure exhibition. Marmax Products are supporting the WRAP (Waste Recycling) stand, where our products will be on display. Hall 5 5J18 Garden Care. For full details of the show www.gleebirmingham.com
05/08/2004We are now manufacturing all our products using screws that require a special tool. They are not accessible to regular screwdrivers and will give added protection against vandals
16/07/2004Marmax Products will be featured on the WRAP stand at the Tatton Park Flower Show July 17th - 21st 2004. WRAP promotes the use of recycled products and is displaying our benches on their stand.
20/04/2004We would like to congratulate the Leodiensians and especially our Sales Manager, Matthew Grant, on their win in the Powergen Junior Vase Final on Saturday 17th April, when they beat North Ribblesdale 13 -13, in a very exciting match (They won by scoring the most tries)!
15/04/2004Matthew Grant, our Sales Manager, is playing Rugby at Twickenham on Saturday 17th April. He is playing for The Old Leodiensians v North Ribblesdale in the Powergen Junior Vase Final. We all wish him the very best of luck and will post the result on this site.
27/01/2004Welcome to our brand new website. We hope you enjoy finding out about our recycled plastic products. We have worked very hard with our web designers Edward Robertson of Darlington and feel sure you will enjoy exploring our site. We look forward to hearing from you.
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