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Award-winning Derbyshire company launches special ‘Green Friday’ deal for the first time

An award-winning Derbyshire sustainable business making outdoor furniture from recycled plastic is launching its own ‘Green Friday’ campaign to encourage buyers to think more sustainably while grabbing their bargains over the traditional pre-Christmas sales bonanza.

Wirksworth-based TDP Ltd is joining thousands of other companies in offering customers a discount over the traditional ‘Black Friday’ weekend: November 24 – 27.

This is the first year TDP has offered a discount to coincide with Black Friday but the company has stayed true to its ecological credentials with its own ‘Green Friday’ campaign, to emphasise that its products are also helping customers save thousands of plastic bottles from clogging up our oceans and waterways.

Over the Green Friday weekend all TDP’s products will be available at a ten per cent discount, but for every one purchased there will be a significant environmental saving too.

TDP makes a wide range of outdoor furniture from its factory base in Wirksworth.

Company owner Rob Barlow said: “We’re launching our ‘Green Friday’ deal this year to help customers make good choices when they are purchasing their products. Anyone who buys one of our Dale benches, for example, will save themselves around £40 on the price between November 24-27 but far more importantly, they’ll also be acquiring something which is the equivalent of recycling 6,565 plastic bottles.

“Our Dale bench contains waste from 36,985 plastic bottle tops, which actually saves 390kg of CO2 from going into the atmosphere, the equivalent of 53 days of emissions from the average UK home – nearly eight weeks! That’s quite remarkable when you think about it.

“Our ‘Green Friday’ offer is our way of giving our customers a great deal but also sending out a message to consumers to choose quality long-lasting products that have sustainable practices at their heart, and not buy disposable goods at bargain prices that will just end up going into landfill.”

TDP has a long list of products including its popular Tea for Two set, comprising chairs joined by a triangular table, which is made from 60,314 bottle tops – saving the emissions equivalent of 1,590 miles driving in an average car. The company is adding to its ever expanding list of products with its new ‘Derbyshire’ chairs and tables, and has recently launched its first ever Hedgehog House.

The Hedgehog House is the latest in TDP’s range of nature products that also includes nest boxes, a bird feeding station and planters, giving customers the opportunity to buy a gift for a loved one that has biodiversity at its heart.

Rob said: “It would be brilliant to be able to save much more plastic from going into landfill if more people take us up on our ‘Green Friday’ offer. Myself and the whole TDP team are passionate about the environment and what we can do to save our environment from the harm that has been done to it over the years.

“Our products are not only sustainable but also maintenance free and extremely hard-wearing – they will carry on looking pristine in all weathers for many years. We’re proud of what we do at TDP and we hope more people will invest in us too.”

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