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Welcome to the Plants at Work (formerly efig ltd) website  - the association representing Interior Landscapers by promoting the use and benefits of Interior Plants.










We are delighted to announce that after 17 years, efig is rebranding. As of 22 January 2018 we are known as the Plants at Work  Ltd - plants@work 
The reason for this change is to make our association more relevant. plants@work says exactly what and who we are and clearly states what our main aim is, to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing.
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Plants@Work launch Plants for Wellbeing

on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Posted in News

New book covering 30 years of research

Today sees the launch of Plants for Wellbeing is a new book from plants@work Ltd attempting to cover the huge body of research that has taken place into the benefits of plants over the past 30 years.

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With wellbeing on every company's agenda, the importance of plants and our need to connect with nature becomes more important by the day. The early research focused on clean air and hermetically sealed buildings guilty of inducing Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The ability of plants to alleviate the symptoms of SBS (headaches, coughs, eye strain) cannot be denied but now there's an even bigger reason to surround ourselves with plants and nature: our innate need to be in contact with nature called biophilia.

Health Wellbeing

This need can help to explain why plants and more natural surroundings help to keep us calm, make us happy and improve our productivity. And these are just some of the benefits - the tip of the iceberg.

Coll Smith, Marketing Manager at plants@work explained, "I've been collating the findings from research about the benefits of plants for more than 20 years. I'm still amazed by the many different positive ways in which plants and nature affect our lives.

"We've put this book together initially for our members to use as a handbook and we've have tried to cover off as many areas of the research as possible. Its design, executed by my colleague Joanna Hargreaves, also shows off many of our members' creative installations in workplaces around the country."

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"I’m so happy to see the huge amount of research carried out on the benefits of plants over the last thirty years collected in this one book." commented plants@work ambassador Ian Drummond, Creatice Director at Indoor Garden Designs, "It’s a must-read for all Interior Landscapers and anyone interested in increasing wellbeing and productivity in the workplace."

Plants@work could probably go on adding to this book for years to come as more research becomes available so often.

Life quality

Plants@work Chair Madeleine Evans of Tivoli Services commented, "We hope Plants for Wellbeing will encourage our members to tell their clients about the benefits and for clients to enjoy the benefits of bringing the outdoors in."

All members will receive a coy of the book. Other interested should ask their plants@work member supplier for a copy.

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About the book

This is plants@work's second book although the first one was published under the company name of efig in 2011 - Working Plants in the UK was image led

This second book, Plants for Wellbeing, has attempted to cover the mass of research into plant benefits over the past 30 years.


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