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Our Sustainability Efforts

Supporting our Environment

One of The HC Companies core values is “SERVICE – We serve our customers, team members, the communities in which we operate and our industry.”

We don’t consider such a powerful statement merely marketing jargon, but rather an internal belief we
continuously aim for throughout the organization from shipping and manufacturing to customer service and product design.

Part of that SERVICE is a responsibility towards supporting the environment. As part of that responsibility
we strive to be environmentally conscious and sustainable in all aspects of our business.

Resin Materials

The HC Companies sources and purchases resin comprised of post-consumer, post-industrial recycled materials for the manufacturing of our horticultural containers.

Our Manufacturing

100% Recycled

Our facilities in Middlefield, Ohio, Sebring, Florida and Sparks, Nevada produce hundreds of thousands of black horticultural containers each year made exclusively from nearly 100% recycled materials. Additionally, our Burlington, Canada facility, which produces our full line of fiber containers, utilizes 100% recycled newspapers and raw newsprint in the production process.

Our Markets

Some of the benefits in using recycled materials in our manufacturing include:

We’re creating a truly cyclical manufacturing process, while keeping SERVICE to our customers and our planet at the forefront. The notion of supporting a more circular economy should not only be a reality for the end user of products but consistently applied throughout the production process of the manufacturer.


Did you know your samples are packaged using Eco-Friendly Bubble Wrap? Comprised of up to 40% recycled content with
up to 20% from post-consumer sources, it’s a green alternative to traditional bubble with the same protection.

Sustainable Solutions

We offer more sustainable options for your business including protective packaging, consumer products and more. Visit our sister site today – – for information on all our sustainable fiber solutions!

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NOTE: While we strive to use 100% recycled materials in the majority of our black horticultural containers, on some
occasions the percent of recycled materials is reduced based on manufacturing limitations and customer requirements.