Ecolander launches environmentally friendly alternative to plastic pots

"It is an environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic pot." This is how Paul Willetts of Ecolander describes their new range of biodegradable pots; the Ecodegrade pots. These plant pots are made from 100 percent natural plant fibers and can be planted directly into the soil, without re-potting. "It enables growers to grow more sustainably and the consumer/customer to decrease their disposal costs."

Acts like a plastic pot
The main advantage of this ecofriendly pot is that it acts like a regular plastic pot. "Just like plastic pots, you can apply stickers on them and they work very well in potting machines, which we have tested extensively at growers throughout Europe. Moreover, re-potting is not necessary; the pot will not fall apart when watering the plant. This only happens when it is put in the soil. Then, it will decompose within a few weeks, without leaving any remains," says Willetts.

Three versions
The pots are available in three different versions which all can be used for growing seeds, cuttings, vegetables, herbs, and bedding and balcony plants. "When deciding on the design of the different pots, we have chosen the ones that are most used for these types of cultivation" says Willetts. One version is the culture plate, which consists of 20 single pots. The other two versions are round pots, one with a 12 cm and the other one with a 10.5 cm diameter.

The pots are currently available at Ecolander and are distributed worldwide.

For more information
Paul Willetts
+44 (0) 7712 334544

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