In January 2011 I took my son Connor (far right in picture) to see the Eco Sheet factory. Melinda Watson from the Raw Foundation came too (pictured far left) – and Amanda Barry-Hirst from Greenhouse PR. Omer Kutluoglu, one of the founders showed us around. They’re making brilliant use of recycled mixed plastics – turning them into fascia boards for the building industry. The plastic boards are long-lasting and infinitely recyclable – they’re replacing plywood, which may come from rainforest areas and has to be replaced regularly.