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Our joint purpose is to provide customers with smarter, and environmentally sustainable, growing practices while eliminating plastic pots and bags in propagation. We will make the world greener
Knox Nursery annually produces 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals. Knox said his company started to become serious about sustainability when it determined it could help its customers resolve the problem of what to do with empty plastic pots.
“There were simply no environmentally friendly options for disposal, so we switched the bulk of our landscape business to production in Ellepots”, Knox said.
Protecting the environment is one of Lambhagi’s top priorities. Guided by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the company has taken several steps to mitigate its environmental impact. For instance, water used for irrigation in the greenhouses is filtered and recycled. Lambaghi further reduces its impact on the environment by using Ellepots to reduce the total plastic used for a more environmentally friendly growing system.
The Green Coffee Company replaced conventional plastic bags with the Ellepot Paper and has reduced waste handling. 1-2 millions of seedlings being carried in plastic bags gives a huge amount of plastic contamination.
With the Ellepot system we reduce waste handling because there are no plastic bags to get rid of, which will give us great savings on handling and labor costs.
Using the Ellepot system ensures healthier and faster root development, with more uniform plants while improving crop timing and increasing growth success rates for the plants.
Newey Roundstone is one of UK’s largest propagators and producers of protected ornamental plants.
When Newey took over Roundstone Nurseries back in 2015 they were very clear that their objective was to maximise the full potential of the business this including a significant investment strategy.
At Newey production relied heavily on buying in glue plugs for propagation which didn't meets the stringent demands that Newey Roundstone places on environmental sustainability and care.
An important factor in Newey’s choice is that the Ellepot system is an environmental friendly and sustainable propagation system.
With the new fully automatic Ellepot machinery, Newey now has production on site, meaning full control of all steps of the propagation. This has helped ensuring higher flexibility and reliability, without any compromise on capacity or quality of the finished plant.
Innovation and continually adapts and diversifies by anticipating market developments define Delray Plants.
The Ellepot system was something to become really enthusiastic about as the benefits for using it are important: saving on labour costs and an improving product quality. Moreover, using a biodegradable system eliminates plastic into the sustainable production programme at Delray Plants.
In fact, Delray Plants was the first potted foliage producer and the fifth potted ornamental plant producer in North America to attain sustainability certification under the Veriflora programme and their choice for Ellepots was clearly instigated by the ongoing commitment to running a green business.
Edward Koornneef, Jacob Koornnef and Randy Gilde
"Yes, our commitment to sustainability eventually introduced us to the Ellepot System. We are very pleased with the addition to the company", said Randy Gilde