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New Brochures for 2017!

- 16 Feb 2017

The New Year has brought new products to Marmax, and that means brand new brochures! Our 2017 Education and Brewery brochures are now available.

Marmax Recycled Products prides itself on making 100% UK Recycled plastic furniture and play equipment for education, as well as producing business and leisure equipment for all types of industry.

We’ve been awarded Champion Business 2015 and International Greener Business Award, leading to Green Ambassador Status in 2017. These accolades represent Marmax’s strive for a greener tomorrow, and showcases our product innovation whilst doing so.

So if you’re looking for anything, from SEN specialised play equipment, through to picnic benches for your beer garden, be sure to check out our 2017 brochures.


http://www.marmax-products.uk/2017_brewery/



Pub 17 - We're Coming for you!

- 02 Feb 2017

Marmax Recycled Plastic Products are attending one of the largest Pub shows of the year, PUB 17. Taking place on the 07th and 08th Feb, at Olympia London, we will be showcasing some of our fantastic products and will be available for enquiries.

As leading providers of recycled outdoor furniture, Marmax can boast a huge array of equipment for outdoor use for every element of the leisure industry.

With a staggering 20 year guarantee, and with furniture that is non-splinter, doesn’t fade and doesn’t rot, you can be sure you are getting the best quality in a full complement of products. This includes outdoor seating, waste areas and play equipment to name just a few.

The company has grown with the increased awareness of environmental issues and is proudly and firmly in the forefront of the drive to reduce landfill and make waste a resource rather than a problem.

Please visit us at Stand 175 for more information or to be in with a chance of winning one of our fantastic Heavy Duty Picnic Benches for your business!





Spruce Up Framwellgate Moor & Fence House

- 02 Feb 2017

A third County Durham community is set to benefit from a ‘Spruce Up.’

Durham County Council’s Operation Spruce Up has arrived in Framwellgate Moor in Durham, following successful stints at Spennymoor and Fencehouses.

Spruce Up takes one settlement at a time and combines the council activities of highways, street cleaning, regeneration, grounds maintenance and others for a thorough tidy up. The council joins forces with schools, businesses and community groups to give town and village centres across the county a 'deep clean.'

The work began at Framwellgate Moor on Monday 23 January and will take place on Front Street as well as the two shopping areas on Priory Road.

It will involve installation of new benches on Finchale Road, the sweeping and clearing of footpaths, the painting and cleaning of street lights and the removal of weeds and debris from paths and green spaces.

Channels will also be cleared, chewing gum removed from footpaths, bollard and fencing painted and gullies cleared.

The council is also teaming up with Framwellgate Moor Primary School to deliver assemblies, which will seek to educate children on the importance of keeping their communities looking shipshape. In addition, a poster competition will be held for pupils with the winning entry being displayed around school and locally. The children will also be helping with planting.

Spruce Up will see one location chosen each month, with one town or village centre from each of the council’s 14 Area Action Partnerships to get the treatment before December 2017.

It launched at Spennymoor in November before moving onto Fencehouses last month.

Spruce Up Fencehouses saw three planters, donated by Tanfield Lea based Marmax Recycled Plastic Products Ltd, planted by children from the village’s Woodlea Primary School and 1st Bournmoor Scouts.

Kate Stewart, Marketing Executive for Marmax Products Ltd, said: “It was great to donate the planters to the local Scout group, especially coming from a County Durham business to such a deserving County Durham community group.

“We hope it provides a real feature to the area and enjoyment to the group and residents of Fencehouses for many years to come”

Oliver Sherratt, the council’s head of direct services, said: “The reaction we’ve had from both Spennymoor and Fencehouses has been excellent and people are telling us Spruce Up is really making a difference to where they live.

“We’re looking forward to getting stuck in at Framwellgate Moor and it’ll be great to have local children on board once again.

“We’re confident Spruce Up will prove just as popular there.”  



ON THE WAY TO GREEN GLORY

- 12 Sep 2016

Marmax Products has won a Green World Environment Award in the international campaign to find the world's greenest countries, companies and communities.


They competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and they will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation in Bucheon, South Korea on October 28.


As a result of this Green World Award success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.


The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.


They are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.



MARMAX ON THE WAY TO GREEN GLORY

- 22 Aug 2016

Marmax products  based in Stanley, County Durham, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.

They competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and they will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on November 11.

As a result of this Green Apple Award success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.

They could also progress to represent their country in the Green World Awards, and the European Business Awards for the Environment.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.   

The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. 

The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies. 

If you know a company, council or community that deserves recognition for its environmental efforts, you can nominate them for a Green Apple Award by telephoning 01604.810507.


Green World ambassadors Status 3rd Year Running

- 11 Aug 2016

MARMAX PRODUCTS, based in STANLEY, COUNTY DURHAM, have been honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Monday August 8, 2016 at The Crystal, London Docklands – regarded as the most sustainable events venue in the UK.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of their SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS RANGE Project which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at Westminster Palace in November last year.

As a result of that success, they are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.

The award judges commented: “This range of products for outdoor play at special educational needs schools had a range of criteria to fulfil before being deemed fit for purpose. By being made from 100% recycled HDPE, mostly from milk bottles, it ticks the eco-schools and sustainable schools boxes, but by being cleverly designed to be safe yet entertaining it ticks the all-important “happy kids” box too.”

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and entry into The Green World Awards for the Environment; the campaign to find the “greenest” organisation in the world.

 

This presentation takes place in Seoul, South Korea in October.

MARMAX PRODUCTS, based in STANLEY, COUNTY DURHAM, have been honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Monday August 8, 2016 at The Crystal, London Docklands – regarded as the most sustainable events venue in the UK.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of their SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS RANGE Project which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at Westminster Palace in November last year.

As a result of that success, they are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.

The award judges commented: “This range of products for outdoor play at special educational needs schools had a range of criteria to fulfil before being deemed fit for purpose. By being made from 100% recycled HDPE, mostly from milk bottles, it ticks the eco-schools and sustainable schools boxes, but by being cleverly designed to be safe yet entertaining it ticks the all-important “happy kids” box too.”

The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and entry into The Green World Awards for the Environment; the campaign to find the “greenest” organisation in the world.

This presentation takes place in Seoul, South Korea in October.


Love Northumberland Awards 2016

- 02 Aug 2016

Marmax Products were delighted to participate in the Love Northumberland Awards again for the 4th year running and provide prizes to the two winning schools.

The Love Northumberland Awards are designed to reward the achievements in school recycling and waste minimisation. Nominations were invited from Northumberland schools for projects that reinforce the Northumberland County Council recycling and waste reduction messages which benefit the wider environment and local community.  Two schools were awarded for their hard work.

The runners up of the campaign were Grange View C of E First School and this is what they did to achieve this award:  

·         The School council team have been encouraging recycling throughout the school by educating children and staff to use the correct bins in each classroom.

·         The children learnt about recycling in assembly from the council and were then inspired to go home and tell their families about it.

·         Recycling at home tally charts and information were sent home to encourage families to count what they recycled over a week – The families recycled 301 plastic bottles, 392 food and drinks cans and 670 bits of paper and cardboard.

·         They discovered that as a school, from the plastic bottles they recycled in one week, they saved enough energy to power a lightbulb for 180 hours or a television from 135 hours.



The overall winners of the campaign were Newsham Primary School. Northumberland County Council thought their project was very deserving of first place for the following reasons:

·         Newsham Primary School has a Junior Leadership Team (JLT) with a representative from every Year 2 – 6 class 2 – 6 class in school.

·         Recycling in the school was a very popular suggestion as an area for improvement and something that the JLT were very passionate about.

·         The JLT went on to set up a very effective recycling in school programme.

·         As part of the education aspect of their scheme, the JLT came up with posters and leaflets to give out to each class so it was clear what could and couldn’t be recycled.

·         They are currently creating some Early Years materials so they can reinforce their message with the youngest children.

·         Recently, Newsham Primary School also took part in the launch of the Love Northumberland, Hate Litter Campaign. Members of the local Co-Operative, a local Councillor and the JLT went into Newsham and tided up a messy area of the community – an area which members of the Residents Association had previously raised concerns about.

·         Newsham Priamry intends to make litter reduction a huge part of their scheme going forward. They are going to have a big launch in school and plan to set up a mentoring scheme to engage and educate as many people in the community as possible.

·         The success of recycling in school, has led to other initiatives being developed to tackle other areas of waste. The school now have compost bins and fruit and vegetable waste is now being recycled to help them grow their own fruit and vegetables to be used in school. As well as this, they have held several clothing drives in an effort to get the school community to recycle unwanted clothing items.

·         The JLT’s recycling system has worked so well that they now have plans to implement it in other schools in Blyth in the future.

David Gregory, Teacher at Newsham Pimary School said, “It is our goal to educate and inspire others about the need to take pride in where we live and keep our town and county tidy”


Grange View C of E First School received a Junior Picnic Bench in Rainbow for their school and Newsham Primary School received a Buddy Bench in Rainbow for their school, both courtesy of Marmax Products. 


5% of sales of Poppy Bench donated back to Royal British Legion

- 28 Jul 2016

Marmax Products continue to donate 5% of every sale of their Poppy Picnic Bench to the Royal British Legion.

The new Poppy bench has been inspired by the poppy shape itself. The Poppy Picnic Bench has a red circular top and red seating with a black frame. The Poppy bench can seat up to 8 adults at any one time.

Jackie Robshaw, Branch Manager for Marmax Products said, “We are proud to be supporting the Royal British Legion with their Poppy Appeal this year. We will be donating 5% of every sale of the New Poppy Bench back to the Royal British Legion to ensure they can continue to carry out the great work that they do”.

Danielle Neighbour, Community Fundraising Manager  from the Royal British Legion said,” We are so thankful to Marmax Products for supporting the Royal British Legion during the Poppy Appeal. All the money raised from sales of their Poppy Benches will help us to provide vital care to the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their loved ones.” 

The Poppy Picnic Bench is available to purchase now for £549 from www.marmaxproducts.co.uk or by calling the team on 01207 283442.

The New Poppy Picnic Bench is made from 100% UK recycled plastic , which means it won’t rust, rot, corrode or splinter and requires no maintenance this ensuring it will retain its appearance for years to come.

Each Poppy Picnic Bench saves 3,432 2 pint plastic milk cartons from going to landfill.

The original Poppy Bench was donated to Royal British Legion so they could select a charity in which they would like to donate it to. The Poppy bench was donated to Cullercoates Primary School in Tynemouth, which has provided the children with an outdoor seating area for eating thier lunch to story time. 


Marmax Products Ltd supports a number of charities including the Dog Trust, MacMillan Cancer Support, Cash For Kids, and this year in addition have decided to support the Royal British Legion.


Dog Agility Fun at Blue Cross Tiverton

- 08 Jun 2016

A ‘Dog Agility A-Frame’ designed and manufactured by Marmax Products has been donated to Blue Cross Tiverton so they can provide enrichment to the dogs in their care whilst they wait for their forever homes.

The team from Blue Cross, Tiverton attended the ADCH (Association of Dog and Cats Homes) in Birmingham and entered a competition which Marmax Products were hosting. Blue Cross, Tiverton, was drawn as the overall winner.  

The Dog Agility A-Frame is made from 100% UK recycled plastic (HDPE) which was once milk containers. It is maintenance free and will not rot corrode or splinter so is perfect for paws large and small.

Hannah Miell, Animal Welfare Supervisor at Blue Cross Tiverton said, “The A frame has meant we now have a great opportunity to practice even more much needed enrichment and fun with the dogs in our care. The dogs can benefit from learning new skills and building their confidence whilst enjoying themselves which in turn can help them find their forever home even quicker.

Being a charity, donations and generous offers, such as this, mean we can now make use of a valuable resource we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to have access to. This is not just a gift to the dogs here at the centre but it is also a gift to the team, as we care for the dogs so deeply, anything to improve their welfare makes us very happy!”

Jackie Robshaw, General Manager at Marmax Products said, “We are delighted that the Blue Cross will now be able to provide enrichment for the dogs with our Dog Agility A-Frame. The Dog Agility equipment is a new product range for Marmax Products and we are looking to increase the range again this year, but we can only do this with the help and advice received from those who work within the animal welfare sector. The range was developed from an initial customer and enquiry and it has grown from there.

As a business we support many charities throughout the year and the feedback we are receiving with regards the dog agility equipment has been overwhelming”.

Marmax Products have supplied Dog Agility equipment to the Dogs Trust, Battersea Dogs home, Border Collie Trust and the RSPCA to name just a few and will continue to work with these animal welfare charities to increase the selection of products in the Dog Agility range.

As well as Dog Agility Equipment, Marmax Products have designed and manufactured a Dog Paddling Pool which has reached the final of the National Recycling Awards for the best recycled product.

Over the last 8 years Marmax Products have saved 550million milk containers from going to landfill through manufacturing their products.


Tanfield Lea manufacturer Marmax creates jobs

- 15 Apr 2016

Marmax Products manufacture a range of outdoor furniture and play equipment from 100% UK reccyled plastic is fuelling its expansion with a recruitment firm partnership.

Marmax Products is working with Ken Wilson and Associates (KWA) to find staff for its sales team.

Marmax, in Tanfield Lea, near Stanley, County Durham, says the relationship has already yielded results, with Lynda Maddison, Kane Halliday and Lisa Bankhead joining as sales executives.

However, bosses at the business, which previously supplied an elephant weighing platform for Whipsnade Zoo, said they will continue working with Newcastle-based KWA to take on more people.

Jackie Robshaw, Marmax general manager, said: “We needed extra sales staff to cover additional work and capitalise on new business leads.

“However, we wanted people of the right calibre and fit and since our alliance with KWA began we’ve welcomed three excellent employees and expect to make further appointments.”

Laura Gillespie, KWA operations manager, said the business was delighted to be supporting Marmax, which has saved more than 10,000 tonnes of UK milk cartons from going to landfill.

She added: “We’re happy to be working with a company that has had such a positive impact on the environment and the local community.

“We are proud to be playing a part in Marmax’s expansion.”

Recycling rewards for pupils

- 15 Dec 2015

Pupils at a County Durham school have been rewarded for their efforts to promote recycling.

Children from St Benet's RC Primary School with their new litter bin and resusable cotton bags

The children at St Benet's RC Primary School, in Ouston, took part in a competition to design posters earlier this year.


The posters were aimed at encouraging people to recycle at home and to help people understand what can be recycled and which recycling container should be used for different items.

The competition was part of our Bin it Right campaign and the design by pupil Sophia Winship, 8, was chosen as the winner.

Sophia's design has now been printed onto reusable cotton bags, which have been presented to all pupils and members of staff at the school.

The school also received a new litter bin - to help keep their school grounds tidy - which has Sophia's winning design printed on the lid.

The bin is made from recycled plastic milk bottles and was donated by Marmax Products Ltd.



Marmax Products Are Triple Award Winners

- 26 Nov 2015

Marmax Products and their Special Educational Needs Range has been recognised in a number of local and national awards:  

Products & Recycled Products National Bronze Award Winner – Green Apple Awards 2015

Greener Business Award - Durham Environmental Award 2015

Champion Business Award – Chronicle Champions 2015

Jackie Robshaw, General Manager at Marmax Products said, “We are delighted that all the hard work has paid off. The products and the team deserve the recognition and we are thrilled that our new SEN Range has made an impact on not just the local community but on a national level”.

Marmax Products also reached finalist status in the following awards ceremony’s:

Innovation Award - Made in the North East Awards 2015

Best Recycled Product of the Year – Plastic Industry Awards 2015

Champion Greener Business Award – Chronicle Champions 2015

Marmax Products has also been awarded Green World Ambassador status for 2016. 

     


Cash For Kids and Marmax Products reward local nursery

- 04 Nov 2015

Little Twisters Day Nursery are thrilled with their new Teeny Tot Picnic Bench which they won as part of the Cash For Kids Kinder Quest Challenge. Marmax Products donated the Teeny Tot Picnic Bench as a runners up prize for the nursery who raised money for Cash For Kids Kinder Quest Challenge.

Metro Radio and TFM’s Cash for Kids invited private nurseries across the North East to join their  challenge to raise vital funds for disabled and disadvantaged children in the North East. The nursery that raised the most money over the course of the challenge won £1,000 worth of play equipment. The runner up would received a Teeny Tot Picnic Bench courtesy of Marmax Products Ltd.

The winners of the Kinder Quest Challenge were: 

Kids 1st Wynyard Nursery raised an amazing £1,536 for Cash For Kids during the last two months. They received £1,000 of play equipment.

And Little Twisters Day Nursery in Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne raised £500 for Cash For Kids. They won a Teeny Tot picnic bench courtesy of Marmax Products. 

All the money raised during the Kinder Quest Challenge goes to children in the local community who are experiencing poverty, abuse, neglect and distress. 


MARMAX PRODUCTS ON THE WAY TO GREEN GLORY

- 25 Aug 2015

County Durham’s Marmax Recycled Products are delighted to announce their win of a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.


The company, based in Stanley, competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. The award’s official presentation will take place at the Houses of Parliament on November 16.


Jackie Robshaw from Marmax Recycled Products said, “We have won the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice for 2015 for our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Range.


Our aim was to design and manufacture heavy duty outdoor recycled plastic play equipment and furniture to ensure that it was accessible to all to encourage inclusive play. Our design team worked with a local SEN school to achieve this aim and complete the project.


We have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received about our SEN range of furniture and play equipment from new and existing customers and we are thrilled it has been recognised for this award.”


The SEN range was designed with the help of staff and pupils of Villa Real Special Educational Needs School, Consett. After the range had been put into production and final checks were made, the full range (RRP £12,000) was donated to Villa Real School for the pupils to use and enjoy. As every Marmax Recycled product is made from 100% UK recycled plastic, the full SEN range stops a massive 57,914 2pint milk cartons from going to landfill!


Karen Hart from Villa Real School said, " ‘Right place, right time!’ is how we feel about our involvement with Marmax Products.  Being able to specify our wants and needs to a company so committed to developing an appropriate range of play equipment for children with physical disabilities and special needs has resulted in a transformation of our school grounds. Their attention to detail and enthusiasm has been first class, and I would highly recommend their exciting range to any school! We cannot thank Marmax and all who work within the company for their generosity enough!”


As a result of this Green Apple Award success, Marmax Recycled Products have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement. They could also progress to represent their country in the Green World Awards, and the European Business Awards for the Environment.


Marmax Products finalists of Plastic Industry Awards

- 30 Jul 2015

Marmax Products shortlisted for prestigious Plastics Industry Awards 2015

 

Local North East Manufacturer, Marmax Products Ltd, has been announced as a finalist in the Best Recycled Plastic Product category for this year’s Plastics Industry Awards (PIAs).

 

The 2015 glittering black-tie event takes place on Friday, 9th October at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be hosted by comedian, actor and writer Alan Davies.

 

With 16 categories covering materials usage, product design, manufacturing, training and environmental performance,  the PIAs highlight and recognise the best that the innovative UK plastics industry has to offer. This year’s black tie event is set to attract around 800 guests including supplier companies, OEM manufacturers, plastics processors, consultants, trainees and designers.

 

Jackie Robshaw, Branch Manager for Marmax Products said, “We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for the second year in a row as finalists for the ‘Best Recycled Plastic  Product of the Year Award in  the Plastic industry Awards 2015.

 

Our aim was to design and manufacture heavy duty outdoor recycled plastic play equipment and furniture to ensure that it was accessible to all and so that it would encourage inclusive play. Our design team worked with the staff of Villa Real Special Educational Needs School to achieve this aim and complete the project.

 

We have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received about our Special Educational Needs range of furniture and play equipment from new and existing customers”

 

This year’s judging panel included Dr Robin Kent, MD, Tangram Technology; Mercia Gick; Dr George Kellie, Chairman, KellieSolutions™;  Julia Moore, Chief Executive, GTMA; Professor Gordon Smith, Head of the Polymer and Composites Materials Group, University of Warwick;  Les Wynn, Manager of Experience Design and Covers Engineering, HCL Technologies Ltd.; John Whitehead, ex-Editor, PRW; Dr Peter Cox, Consultant, and Graeme Paterson, Director, Brightworks.

 

PIA platinum sponsors this year are Engel Moulders’ Group and Fanuc, while PIA gold sponsors are BMB Machinery, Distrupol, G&A Moulding Technology, Hasco, Motan Colortronic, Sumitomo Demag, and Summit Systems.

 

Event supporters are the British Plastics Federation; BIDA; GTMA; PDM; PMMDA; The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre; PRE, and Recoup.

 

Last year’s gala event was a sell-out so book your table early to avoid disappointment. Tickets include a champagne reception, four course dinner, celebrity awards presentation and after show entertainment.

 

For more information or to book visit www.plasticsawards.com or contact Jackie Hughes on jackiehughes@live.co.uk

 

 


Helping build a brighter future for dogs across the UK!

- 30 Jul 2015

Marmax Products have been proud to support Dogs Trust for a number of years, and during this time, have developed a range of durable products specifically aimed at dog training and agility centres, including the Dog Training Platform used in various Dogs Trust rehoming centres across the UK. Dogs Trust are some of the leaders in dog training and behaviour in the UK and the platforms are great for staff to practise various types of training with the dogs and for providing more enrichment for our canine friends. Everything helps when preparing dogs for their new forever home!

Alongside the platforms, a choice of fencing, litter bins and benches have been constructed and supplied to Dogs Trust rehoming centres, in a range of colours and all manufactured from recycled plastic, making each piece, sturdy, long-lasting, maintenance-free and dog-friendly. All the items are splinter free and do not corrode, making them an ideal and cost effective choice for businesses relying heavily on sustainable, outdoor equipment, catering for animals.

With every purchase of agility equipment, Marmax Products will donate 5% of the order price to Dogs Trust and which will help them build a better future for nearly 17,000 dogs every year.


We LOVE to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

- 21 Jul 2015

Marmax Products and LOVE Northumberland have been encouraging school children to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of their waste as possible for their chance to win a 100% recycled plastic picnic bench for their school courtesy of Marmax Products.

 

As part of the LOVE Northumberland initiative, the recycling points challenge was designed to encourage Northumberland schools to reduce, reuse and recycle more than ever before. Schools would gain points for the different activities and challenges they completed.

 

Every school throughout Northumberland participated in the competition and were competing against one another to achieve the highest score and be announced as the winner.

 

After months of challenges, Josephine Butler Primary School, Ashington, Northumberland were announced as overall winners who achieved a staggering 268 points as part of the challenge. Runner up was Belsay First School, Belsay, Northumberland, with a very impressive 203 points.

 

The winning schools will attend the LOVE Northumberland Awards, held at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday 17th September 2015 where Carol Malia will be hosting the event and Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland, will present all the awards. As well as being presented with a certificate and trophy, Josephine Butler Primary School will also receive a picnic bench for their school, in a choice of colours, courtesy of Marmax Products. Belsay First School will also receive a certificate, trophy and a Sturdy Bench, in a choice of colours, courtesy of Marmax Products.

 

To find out more about the Recycling points challenge visit: http://bit.ly/1edVXed

To find out more about Love Northumberland Awards visit: http://bit.ly/1FVZEwP


Creative youngsters Raise Awareness About Recycling.

- 15 Jul 2015

Primary school pupils were asked to design posters to help inform people about what can be recycled and which recycling container they should use for different items.

The competition was part of Durham County Councils Bin it Right campaign and linked in with the household recycling theme of national Recycle Week, which took place in June.

Paula George, from Durham County Councils strategic waste management team said: "We asked primary school pupils to design a colourful poster with a catchy slogan to encourage people to recycle at home.

"Pupils from 10 schools took part and between them they submitted 433 entries. There were some exciting designs and it was a difficult decision to pick the winner."

Sophia Winship, 8, a Year 3 pupil at St Benet's RC Primary School, in Ouston, celebrated her design being picked as the winning poster.

As well as seeing her poster produced for use in schools, libraries and other community buildings, Sophia will also get to see her design printed onto reusable cotton bags.

And Sophia's success has also benefited her classmates after the school was presented with a rainbow junior picnic bench, which was made from 1,430 recycled milk containers and donated by local firm Marmax Products Ltd.

Jackie Robshaw, general manager of Marmax Products Ltd, said: "We were delighted to offer a prize as part of Durham County Council's poster competition and hope that Sophia and everyone at St Benet's RC Primary School enjoy using the picnic bench."

 


Win a new picnic bench for your school

- 01 Jun 2015

Calling all primary schools, you could win a brand new junior picnic bench with Marmax and Durham County Council. 


As part of national recycling week (22-28 June), Durham County Council’s Strategic Waste Management team are giving you the chance to win a recycled plastic junior picnic bench for your primary school. 

 

All you need to do is design an A4 poster which ties in with the ‘Bin it Right’ campaign. The team will be looking for a colourful design with a catchy slogan which encourages people to recycle at home by using the blue lidded recycling bin and recycling box. 

 

One poster design will be selected from all the entries and that winning entrant will win the picnic bench for their school courtesy of Marmax Products and Durham County Council. The winning design will also be printed as a poster and it  will also be printed onto reusable cotton bags.

 

Closing date for all entries is Friday 19th June 2015.

 

Please send poster designs to Strategic Waste Management, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UQ

 

Good Luck.

 

 


Making child's play possible with £12,000 gift to local School

- 15 Apr 2015

Marmax Products Ltd have donated over £12,000 worth of play equipment to local school, Villa Real, Consett, to help children of all abilities play together.

Many children at the school have severe, profound, medical and complex learning difficulties, some of whom also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, or Cerebral Palsy, so they were looking for something which would promote further inclusive play.

Marmax Products have produced a new range of Special Educational Needs equipment, which will ensure that all children, no matter what their disability, can play together.

Tracey Scott, Sales and Marketing Manager of Marmax Products said, “We are aware that inclusive play is an important part of a child’s development, so we have designed a range of play equipment that caters for all children”.

“To celebrate the launch of the new SEN range, we have donated a large selection of products to Villa Real School, so they can be the first to experience and enjoy the new range of products”. 

“As with all Marmax products, the equipment will retain its visual appearance for years to come as it has been made from 100% recycled plastic products, which means it won’t rust, rot, corrode or splinter so the school doesn’t have to worry about any additional maintenance. It will last for years”.

Karen Hart, a teacher at Villa Real School said, “The kind generosity shown by Marmax Products extended beyond their amazing donation to our school. Tracey and her team took time to work with us to make sure all equipment was modified to our specification. It has been a refreshing change to be involved with a company so dedicated to "getting it right!"

 

“The equipment has livened up play times as children are enjoying lots of imaginary play on the train and pirate ship. It has also been used as an educational resource as classes have taken Maths lessons to role play in the outdoor shop/ café”.

 

Finlay, a pupil in year 5 from Villa Real School said, "I loved being a Captain on the pirate ship! I steered it, it was so good and I want to do it again!"

 

The equipment donated to the school saved 61,747 2 pint plastic milk cartons from going to landfill.