Original Organics is a brand operated by GM8 Group Ltd. GM8 Group Ltd was established in June 2018 with the mission of bringing together a variety of brands and products that encourage more people to embrace sustainable living by helping them reduce their environmental impact.
Original Organics is an online shop for all your gardening needs, specialising in organic living, sustainability and recyclable materials. We provide many sought after environmentally friendly and high-quality products that last for decades whilst helping you cultivate and capture life and an identity in your garden.
How do we help save the planet at work?
As a green company, we are always looking on ways to help save the planet. We have taken many actions to help!
Changing The Lighting:
When GM8 Group Ltd had it's first office, the lighting was incandescent bulbs. We thought the first action to plan, was going to be, changing the lights to LED only. An amazing fact about using LEDs is that, they use much less energy than any other lights because diode light is much more efficient, power-wise, then filament light. LED bulbs use more than 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. At low power levels, the difference is even larger.
Packaging for our products:
Another amazing action taken has been, all our packages are either made from recycled materials, or can we recycled to help save the planet!
We are always looking on developing ways to help save, if you have a suggestion for us, please email us at [email protected] with your idea, we would love to hear from you!
The Green Apple Award
We we're the 2012 Green Apple award winner!
Did you know?
We have extended into the biggest environmental awards campaign on Earth, with entries from Governments, Ministries and Regional Authorities as well as companies, organisations, communities, etc. across the entire private and public sectors.
The Green World Awards are fundamental to The Green Organisation’s philosophy of helping others to help the environment, because the prestigious awards ceremony is held in a different country every year – raising awareness and involvement around the globe. It began in London, followed by winners from around the world attending events in New Zealand, South Korea, Dubai… The journey continues, and every carbon footprint caused by winners and their guests is offset by the planting of trees in co-operation with Green Earth Appeal and the United Nations.
More Infomation on our award:
GM8 Group Ltd, (the umbrella for Original Organics, WaterButtsDirect, RainwaterSolutions & Wormery) won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.
The family business offers a range of rainwater recycling products, including the Gutter Mate rainwater diverter which director Haydon Robinson invested! GM8 Group Ltd was entered to the prestigious Green Apple Awards after winning ‘Best Recycle Project’ at Hertfordshire's Green Awards.
They competed against more than 500 other nominations and will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on November 12th 2012. GM8 Group director, Mark Robinson will be attending. “We are delighted to have won this award and are looking forward to improving each year!”
As a result of this success they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
More About Us:
Dating back to the 1980s, the idea for Original Organics was spurred by our conception of the very first domestic worm composter. Inspired by the writings of Jack Temple and others, we began trials on our domestic worm composter and eventually landed on a design for our very first product – The Merlin Bin. After some design improvements we renamed it The Original Wormery. This design has been modified, improved and developed ever since to give us the proven effective, efficient and highly acclaimed product we have today.
As the inventors of the wormery, we successfully filed for UK and European patent rights. We even invented the word ‘Wormery’ and were granted trademark rights on the word. Though it is now widely used by others as the generic name for Worm Composters (a bit like Hoover for Vacuum Cleaner but in a smaller way!)we soldiered on knowing our years of experience and innovation mean more to our customers than branding.
Our small family run business grew a little and we soon added a simple and effective garden composter – the classic Rotol Compost Converter – to our offering. These have since been further supplemented with our bestselling Garden King Models (with ‘easy slide’ access hatches); a Junior Wormery, ideal for children or single-person households; The Tiger Wormery, a multi-stacking Wormery; and more recently, The Midi Wormery. Since then, we have added even more products to our ever-expanding range. The Aerobin Hot Composter has become a revelation in the composting community in recent times and can tackle the toughest food and garden waste to produce nutrient-rich compost in as little as 12 weeks.
By making our own composters, we can always keep excellent control on quality; our bins are made slowly, gently and as environmentally friendly as possible. We are composting specialists who happen to make high-quality composters out of recycled plastic, rather than a large plastics company which happens to offer composters as part of its product range.
As with composters, we apply these same guiding principles to every aspect of Original Organics because that’s who we are. We are now one of the UK’s leading distributors of water butts and offer water butts that hold up to 1,600 litres of rainwater. Our range includes ever-popular space-saving water butts which carry as little as 100 litres of rainwater too, allowing for gardeners of any size abode to begin harvesting and recycling rainwater.
Our Garden section includes everything you need to cultivate the garden of your dreams. Not only do we offer essential tools and equipment, we also offer garden buildings & storage, organic lawn care products, outdoor heating, fantastical garden ornaments and much, much more. Our grow your own section provides everything to start and keep you growing incredible flowers, fruits and vegetables. We provide growing kits for kids to introduce them to the joys of gardening as well as garden games to get the whole family active and enjoying the outdoors.
Wouldn’t it be easier if you could shop for products for in the home too? Our In the Home section features candles and diffusers, paintings, storage boxes and natural household cleaning products that can be delivered to your door along with everything you need for your garden. It just makes sense.
We carry this same ethos over to our Pets & Equestrian section. Here you can buy hay soakers and high-quality wheelbarrows to keep your stables in tip top shape as well as dog beds made from 100% recycled plastics, so even your best friend can help you lead a greener life.
Our customers are always trying to make more informed eco-friendly decisions when it comes to shopping. That’s why you can find a range of health and beauty products on our website which have been sourced ethically sustainable and, where possible, organically. With everything from soaps and shower gels, to oils and creams, we have everything you could possibly need for your health and beauty regime.
Our offices are based in Hitchin, UK and our products are available worldwide. More than a store, Original Organics is a community. To keep up to date with our ever-expanding range of products and amazing offers, subscribe to our mailing list. We also create monthly content over on our blog on what to do in your garden throughout the year. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest goings-on and use #organicliving to share your green-thumbed moments with us.
Let’s get growing!