Run by local businessman, Garath Archer, Oltco will be delivering premium resin bound driveway solutions, including their innovative Recycle Bound and Recycle Base products, across the Sunderland and County Durham area.

Recycle Bound is the world’s first recycled driveway solution which helps to combat the global issue of plastic waste. Made utilising a mixture of natural stone and resin as well as waste plastic that is already in circulation (including straws, plastic drink bottles and plastic food packaging) from a plastic recycling point, each square metre of Recycle Bound consists of the equivalent of 3,000 plastic straws. Therefore, if Recycle Bound was laid on a standard 70 square metre drive, the equivalent of 210,000 plastic straws would be recycled in the process.

Since the launch of Recycle Bound in January 2019, Oltco has already utilised the equivalent of over 200 million plastic straws in driveways, pathways and patios across the UK and this number continues to grow every week. Garath is looking forward to continuing to help combat the issue of plastic waste with Recycle Bound installations across the local area.

Alongside Recycle Bound, Oltco Durham & Sunderland also offers Recycle Base which is a ground reinforcement system made utilising stone and low-grade plastic, including waste ocean plastic which is developed by and exclusive to Oltco.

With a wide range of skills from working in the corporate world where he worked in the commercial shipping market, the construction industry and being a professional rugby player, Garath is well-equipped to have a hands-on approach to help create his customers’ dream outdoor spaces.

Garath says: “When I was exploring the possibility of running my own business, I was looking to be a part of something that I could be proud of. When I found Oltco I knew it was the right fit for me. It’s sustainable product offering, ethos and values really struck a chord with me and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

“I can’t wait to get started, travelling across the local area and transforming my customers’ outdoor spaces. I’m really looking forward to recruiting a team and building our portfolio.”

Tom Stringer, Co-Director at Oltco, comments: “When we first met Garath, we knew that he was the perfect person to lead the way at Oltco Durham & Sunderland. His extensive skill set wowed us and we know that Garath will exceed our expectations and create stunning outdoor transformations for his customers.”

The benefits of Oltco’s resin bound and Recycle Bound solutions include a 20-year guarantee, anti-slip surface and porous properties, all of which provide Oltco’s customers with the peace of mind that their Oltco surface is of the highest quality.

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