Blagdon has announced the launch of its new Amphibious IQ scrappage scheme and is inviting aquatic retailers to sign up for a pond pump recycling scheme.
The scheme has been launched to help “encourage” a more eco-friendly and energy saving approach to pond keeping.
Andrew Paxton, development manager at Blagdon, said “We’re hoping as many stores, whether they are stand-alone outlets or part of garden centres, will join in with our eco-friendly, money-saving, recycling scheme offering pond keepers wishing to upgrade their old pumps our new eco-friendly Amphibious IQ Filter and Waterfall pump at a reduced price.
“It is the best adjustable pond pump for filters and waterfalls and offers a whole raft of benefits for pond keepers. Our in store scrappage scheme is designed to encourage people to recycle rather than throw away the old pump they have when it becomes superfluous or faulty.”
He added: “The initiative aims to help pond keepers replace and recycle their old pump for a more energy efficient one and, via our resellers, we will accept any old, faulty or inefficient pump they may have.
“We will also be helping to upgrade people to a more environmentally-sound product that is economical and energy efficient to run, so better for their pockets and the natural world around them.”
The news comes as Blagdon launched its online diagnostic tool to help pond keepers social distancing and self-isolating at home.
Blagdon’s tool is designed to help gardeners cut down on non-essential trips away from the home and allows them to diagnose common fish and pond problems from the safety of their homes.