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Modiform partners with Solinatra

According to Modiform, supplier of cultivation, transport and packaging systems for the horticultural supply chain, they are taking a major step forward in their ambition to minimize the use of fossil-based virgin plastics thanks to the new partnership with Solinatra.

Modiform and Solinatra are jointly developing and marketing biobased and biodegradable growing pots. "Made by Modiform using Solinatra® material, these fully natural, plant-based pots offer growers a 100% natural, fossil and PFAS-free, cold soil compostable solution. After the cultivation period they can be planted straight into soil with the plants, where they biodegrade."

The Modiform natural pots with Solinatra have been tested in commercial nurseries for the production of garden and indoor plants and leafy greens. Acording to the company, the pots have also been shown not to have a negative effect on plant growth. One grower involved in the pilot projects commented: "Plants produced in the Solinatra pots grow entirely as you would expect; it's great to have a fossil free solution!"

Modiform expects its partnership with Solinatra to lead to the launch of multiple new products per year that will help Modiform to achieve its goals of reducing its carbon footprint and using natural resources responsibly.

Robert de Jong, CEO of Solinatra, at the signing: "Solinatra and Modiform are a perfect match: plant-based pots for sustainable plants! It is an earth-to-earth solution for responsible cultivation. At Solinatra we strive for a world without plastic waste through innovation. This partnership with Modiform signifies a huge reduction in CO2 emissions."

Peter Linthorst, CEO of Modiform, adds: "Our plastic growing pots, which are made of recycled plastic, are themselves fully recyclable. Unfortunately, we are not yet seeing enough recycling taking place in all sales areas. Biodegradable pots can be a solution to this. In addition, there are specific applications for these 'cold soil compostable plant pots' and related products. Our biodegradable pots ensure healthy plants and help support nature without compromising on quality."

Modiform states that biobased and biodegradable growing pots will have their fair share of the growing pot market of the near future and will contribute to a world without litter. Modiform and Solinatra believe that transparency and deep insights into footprint calculations will help them and their customers to make better decisions, together with their partners.

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