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Sustainable Commitment

How HC Continues to Support the Environment

Our Philosophy

At The HC Companies, we believe that sustainability is important for setting ourselves and our customers up to grow and improve our world by being stewards of the earth, its citizens, and the products we develop. In addition, designing more environmentally safe products to make them accessible and affordable to more people benefits our economy by normalizing those products and creating demand in the market.

HC’s Four Environmental Themes


Our Production

Our facilities in Middlefield, Ohio, Sebring, Florida, and Sparks, Nevada produce growing containers made with post-industrial and post-consumer recycled or reprocessed resins*. Additionally, our Burlington, Canada facility, which produces our full line of fiber containers, utilizes 100% recycled newsprint, corrugate from our facilities, and raw newsprint in the production process and is proudly recognized as FSC® 100% Recycled. *The amount and stream of recycled and reprocessed resin may vary by product.

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Benefits of using recycled materials in our manufacturing

We’re creating a genuinely cyclical manufacturing process at HC 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 manufacturer’s production process.


News & Information

Read our blog posts on sustainable news and product information

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Protective Packaging

HC also offers sustainable protective packaging solutions in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Visit our sister website today for information on all the sustainable fiber packaging products available for your business from edge protectors, roll cradles, and more!


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.