TDP honours ‘green pledge’ to Midlands young people with launch of new sustainable hedgehog house

Date posted: November 2, 2023

Derbyshire-based SME, TDP, have launched a new hedgehog house to help protect the endangered species in time for hibernation season. The house was created following business founder, Rob Barlow’s, ‘green pledge’ back in March 2022 at the Midlands Engine’s Young People’s Green Growth Assembly.

The Assembly was co-designed by a team of over 30 young ‘Green Growth Champions’ to showcase the ambition, creativity and passion of young people in the Midlands to shape a greener, cleaner and more prosperous future. It was an opportunity for influential figures from across the Midlands to hear directly from the region’s young people on key topics like the importance of nature’s recovery and green infrastructure and places and inspire them to take action. To end the event, each organisation present had the opportunity to make a pledge outlining what they would do to make a greener future a reality.

Asked to give his ‘green pledge’ on the day, Rob said TDP would be expanding its nature range. They are now very proud to be launching the company’s new hedgehog house which is made from recycled plastic. This comes as the population of hedgehogs continues to dramatically decline due to habitat loss.

Rob said, “The loss of habitat has been a major cause of the dramatic decline in hedgehogs in the UK so this is our way of trying to help by providing a very sustainable option that needs no maintenance and will last for many years. Preserving the environment is at the heart of what we do at TDP and I’m pleased to be launching our hedgehog house range in time for the hibernation season.

I made a green pledge at the Green Growth Assembly and I’m very proud to say our new hedgehog house is our way of honouring it.”

TDP’s new hedgehog house

Protecting the region’s biodiversity and allowing nature’s recovery forms one of the major parts of the Midlands Engine’s Ten Point plan for Green Growth.

TDP manufacturers outdoor furniture from recycled UK plastic waste, diverting plastic from landfill, preventing pollution of our rivers and oceans, and keeping resources in the value chain. So far, it has saved more than 4,200 tonnes of plastic waste from going into landfill. TDP’s commitment to sustainability and putting the environment at the heart of its business strategy is why it was awarded a King’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in April 2023.

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