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Berg Hortimotive renews pipe rail trolleys:

New foot switch pipe-rail trolleys is more ergonomic

At the end of 2017, Berg Hortimotive decided to renew the foot pedal, which is used to drive and stop pipe-rail trolleys. The old foot pedals that were used before, among others on the Benomic series pipe-rail trolleys, can now also be replaced by a new, more ergonomic version. When the new foot switch is.....

UK grower replaces the black plastic pot

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have been at the forefront of the current industry initiative to replace black plastic pots with a kerbside recyclable alternative and have chaired the recent meeting to push this movement forward. Increasing pressure from consumers on single use plastics has led to the need.....

"Growing demand for bespoke packaging"

"Adopting fine-tuned environmentally-friendly design practice should always be considered at the start of the design process." This is stated by the team with packaging specialists MacPac. "Working in collaboration with customers to minimise environmental impact and avoiding costly downstream delays.....

Herbachef launches biodegradable packaging products

Belgium: "Getting into organic herb cultivation was a great decision"

About six years ago, Belgian azalea grower Andesch Flower took the first cautious steps in the cultivation of herbs. Now the company has grown into one of the big players on the market. It's one of the two organic producers of herbs in Belgium, and it's also a grower who's very passionate about sustainable.....

Plastic as part of a sustainable solution

Plastic has in recent times been demonised by the press and it is now the assumption of many that we should find alternatives wherever possible. It is however a versatile material and when used responsibly, and recycled after use, it does not automatically have the disastrous environmental impact often.....

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.....