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Fiber pots are an environmentally friendly and attractive planting option

Posted on: March 27th, 2020

As consumers increasingly look for eco-friendly options in the market, it seems simply “natural” that going forward decorating trends will incorporate sustainable materials and design. If you Google decorating trends for 2020, you will see recycled wood, living walls fiber pots and plants being used as the main focal point. What better way to put…

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Sustainable Products Should Not be Discarded in Sealed Garbage Bags

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020

For the majority of us, we’re well aware of the terms “sustainable products” and “biodegradability” – buzz words often splashed across news headlines and advertising campaigns from coast to coast. While we grumble over recurring conversations and debates on climate change, we still try and do our part by choosing to purchase sustainable products that…

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Molded Pulp is a Sustainable Alternative in Countless Applications

Posted on: December 23rd, 2019

In a recent study, 88% of respondents demanded companies provide more sustainable product offerings. That’s an incredibly high number, which suddenly makes the benefits of molded pulp more of a reality in many businesses and industries across the globe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that…

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Are biodegradable pots also considered compostable?

Posted on: December 15th, 2019

Today, if you’re in the market for organic herbs you can easily grow on your kitchen counter for year-round use, your local supermarket or health food store is a good place to start. Chances are, they’ll be sold in biodegradable pots you can effortlessly place into a larger container of your choice without ever disturbing…

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A Grower’s Solution to Canada’s Single-Use Plastics Ban

Posted on: November 4th, 2019

In June of 2019, Canada announced it would ban single-use plastics as early as the year 2021. With this environmental initiative, Canada now joins a growing list of countries who are trying to make an impact by reducing single-use plastics. Such a monumental decision has spurred countless questions surrounding what is implied by a “single-use”…

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Fiber containers biodegrade – the how and why

Posted on: August 28th, 2019

One of the benefits and popularity of fiber planting containers for both professional and do-it-yourself growers is their ability to biodegrade. Not surprising when taking into account the 2019 Retail and Sustainability Survey by CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. They found that more than two-thirds of those surveyed…

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Fiber planting containers aid your environmental efforts

Posted on: April 25th, 2019

Fiber planting containers are growing in popularity – spurred on by our societies continued education and understanding of global warming. In a recent Nielsen Company survey, conducted in October of 2018, 81 percent of global consumers said it was extremely important or very important for companies to roll-out initiatives to improve the environment. Moreover, 73…

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Automation friendly containers are critical to today’s growers

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019

Automation friendly containers – This featured webinar originally ran on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in association with GrowerTalks. What Makes a Growing Container Automation-Friendly? As the horticultural industry struggles with labor challenges, the subject of greenhouse automation is more relevant than ever. Having the right automation friendly container—one that fits the requirements and specifications of…

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A career in crisis – where have all the children gone?

Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Members of the horticultural industry are viewed as stewards to the plants, trees and shrubs we all have the good fortune to encounter on a daily basis. In fact, many growers entered the horticultural profession for not only their love of nature, but the ability to create and support something for the good of the…

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What are EcoGrow containers?

Posted on: July 4th, 2018

If you’re looking to bring your plants full circle with an eco-friendly solution composed of 100% environmentally sustainable products, look no further. The HC Companies has the solution. EcoGrow containers are designed with the needs of growers, retailers and gardeners in mind – satisfying everyone’s desire to make an environmental impact whenever possible. Benefits include:…

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