Category Archives: Blog

TDP leads the way in protecting the blue planet from plastic pollution

Antarctica Glacier global warming erosion

In 2021, East Midlands manufacturer TDP prevented 350 tonnes of plastic waste from reaching our rivers and oceans. The business, which makes outdoor furniture from 100% recycled plastic, is now sharing best practice and spreading the word about the value of the circular economy. It’s using a recent expedition to Antarctica to highlight the plight[… Read More?]

TDP joins young environmentalists to share vision for a green revolution

Green Growth Champions at the Green Growth Assembly

Regional manufacturer TDP is a trailblazer in low-carbon manufacturing, making furniture from recycled plastic. The company shared its passion for a more sustainable future with 15 to 19-year-olds at the Midlands Engine Young People’s Green Growth Assembly held on Friday 11 March. More than 100 delegates and green Growth Champions gathered at the East Midlands[… Read More?]

Climate change fact finding in Antarctica

Antarctic sunrise

After serious events like storms, flooding and wild fires to less obvious, but still concerning occurrences, like flowers blooming weeks earlier than usual, we are all experiencing the effects of climate change and global warming. To try and understand what is happening around the world and research some of the causes, Anna and I felt[… Read More?]

Introducing The Iguana Seat

The Iguana a new Children's bench from TDP made from Recycled plastic waste

Iguana Seat – multiple colour options available. Affordable and Money Saving Outdoor furniture for schools is a constantly ongoing expense for schools. Here at TDP we have worked with schools and local education authorities to create a solution to this issue. Schools need to provide seating and benches for children to sit on during breaks[… Read More?]

TDP becomes a member of Make UK

Make UK logo

Britain is one of the world’s biggest manufacturing nations. Almost 3 million people work in this sector and for 125 years Make UK has been celebrating and supporting UK manufacturing and manufacturers. TDP are at the cutting edge of innovation by repurposing plastic waste into outdoor furniture we make sustainability a cornerstone of our vision.[… Read More?]

Recognition for our hard working team at the Derbyshire Business awards

Kym at the Derbyshire Live awards night

We had a great time last night at the Derbyshire Live Business Awards and we were so pleased to be a finalist for the Excellence in Manufacturing category. The TDP team has worked so incredibly hard this year!   And a massive thank you from Kym Barlow, our Commercial Director, to the extremely talented Haarlem[… Read More?]

Apprentice opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our production team in Wirksworth (Derbyshire). This role will involve training both on and off the job, and will help you to achieve a Level 2 (GCSE) Furniture Manufacturer qualification. If you are interested in the role please apply via this link (please note[… Read More?]

Recycled Plastic Benches for Tourist Attractions

Dale Benches in Campbell Town

Having benches and picnic tables that stand up to the most demanding of situations are sometimes difficult to find. Wether you are a hotel, theme park, or National Trust property, we supply high quality, robust benches and picnic tables made from recycled plastic. Hand crafted in Derbyshire from recycled plastic waste which was destined for[… Read More?]