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DecoWraps introduces 70% Recycled HDPE Plastic Packaging

"Trying to make a difference, however small"

Every year the world produces approximately 311 Megatons (MT) of plastics, with an ever increasing demand, and it is estimated this quantity will quadruple by 2050.78MT of this plastic production can be attributed to single use plastic packaging. Of this plastic packaging, only 5% is currently being recycled.....

All-in-One Hanger and Trellis and Latch-on-Pot Trellis

US: New trellis adds value - night and day

Two new products are about to make their entry into the horticulture industry. The first is called the "All-in-One Hanger and Trellis" for hanging baskets and the second is called the “Latch-on-Pot Trellis” for patio pots. Both are manufactured by Scroll Trellis, a Hugo (MN) based company. What makes both.....

Modiform’s EcoExpert declared innovation winner of the year

Modiform recently won two awards with EcoExpert. At HortWeek’s Horticulture Business Awards EcoExpert came out on top in the category ‘Best Business Innovation of the Year’. Last week the company received this award in London during a gala evening. In Nantes (France) EcoExpert won the Golden award of the.....

Recyclable plastic for living herb pots

Vitacress is introducing recyclable plastic packaging to its living herb pots and in doing so eliminating the black plastic pots it currently uses. The new grey pots contain 90% recycled content, and will be used for all fresh sowings on the business’ West Sussex nursery from July 2018.Vitacress recognised.....

Flexfresh:

Patented film increases flower shelf life

Flexfresh, the special patented film that Uflex Limited has developed comprising a proprietary polymeric formula elongating the shelf life of flowers is serving to be a boon for flower companies across the globe.Flexfresh works on the principle of Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging (AMAP) and happens to.....

Potless shipping system cures Canadian nursery's plastic waste nightmare

VIDEO Does all the plastic waste at your nursery keep you up at night? It did keep up Canadian nursery Van Belle Nursery. They acted out their nightmares in a funny video. But besides the humor, the video also reveals the cure for their plastic waste nightmares; the proprietary FloGo potless shipping system. They.....

Colorful pots from Italy

The Monacis range of Pots and Planters is the latest creation of Tekcnoplast, an Italian plastic material producer. It has been created to offer stylish and durable alternatives to garden centres, designers, architects, and end users, willing to enrich their living spaces – outdoor & indoor - with.....

UK: Plastic-free plants debut at Tesco

Modiform’s EcoExpert range of pots and trays made from moulded paper have their first debut in the UK for Tesco supermarkets. It was a 100% plastic free plant offering. The plastic pots were re-packed into EcoExpert 14cm pots and trays. The plastic POS is changed to card and even the plastic cable ties were.....

UK: Dura-ID on board at the Nursery Supply Show

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) announces Dura-ID as the sponsor of the Nursery Supply Show Hub at the 2018 Nursery Supply Show.The Nursery Supply Show Hub is the halls lounge and is a meeting area for visitors to plan their next stand visit, meet with exhibitors or have a relaxing break.During.....

New ornamental pots respond to current trends

Colourful news fresh from the Desch-Epla factory: two completely new decorative pots that reflect contemporary trends - well thought-out, highly stylised, and distinctive. Both models have a non-scratch and non-stick surface, which keeps them nice and clean. ‘Mayca’ ornamental pot for bedding, Buxus and.....

SmartCups packaging range expanded

SmartCups can be used instead of ceramic pots. They are water-proof, easy to use, recyclable, and (if required) bio-degradable. Following the SmartCup for pot size 12, Elburg-Smit are now launching the SmartCup for pot size 9. They produce it themselves, ensuring that they can deliver quickly and in a design.....