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Morning Twitter followers. Hope you have a good day. I'm doing a tour of the nursery today for new customers...I have two more dates in the diary in next two weeks. If you are interested in learning about @HowardNurseries DM for the next dates. #wholesalenursery pic.twitter.com/npbMGhdLTB — Howard Nurseries (@HowardNurseries) February 21,…

Hans van der Poel delivers 500th bucket filler

Machine manufacturer Hans van der Poel BV. from Roelofarendsveen, the Netherlands, is specialized in machines used in greenhouse horticulture. Nine years ago, Dutch tulip grower Joost Wesselman came walking in with a request; he wanted a bucket filler specially designed for round buckets. Hans van der…

Flower box Fc527 removed from Royal FloraHolland assortment

Royal FloraHolland has a wide assortment of single-use and reusable flower packaging. The Fc527 reusable flower box is no longer part of the assortment as of 10 February 2020. This flower box is mainly used with the Lily product group, but in recent years usage has fallen sharply to a few users. The…

Growing containers for 2020’s classic blue trend

A new decade comes with a new color that instills calm, confidence and trust. The 2020 Pantone color of the year is Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052), an enduring hue that, according to Pantone, highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as they cross the threshold into a…

Weber Verpackungen shows new paper-glassine sleeve concept

Glassine: A new concept in flower packaging to replace plastic

The client wants an alternative to plastic, but still wants to see the flowers. With this in mind, Germany packaging manufacturer Weber Verpackungen started their search for a new sleeve and at the IPM Essen, last January, they showed their concept product. Olaf Amende and Thomas Leithe at the IPM Essen.…

"Far from the usual thermoformer selling standard packaging"

Macpac invite visitors to Packaging Innovations to drop in and see them on Stand D30 at the NEC Feb 26-27. The packaging manufacturer is focusing on all companies looking for creativity as well as complete control of their packaging requirements from start to finish. They are seeking to emphasise that they are…

New 4-level classification adds transparency to the origin and recyclability of plastic

Nearly any plant pot supplied by Pöppelmann TEKU contains recycled plastic. A new 4-level classification makes the different categories transparent in terms of the origin of…

Florists embrace compostable flower food sachet

Last year Chrysal introduced an innovative compostable flower food sachet. The sachet is made of industrial compostable material which will result in a valuable reduction of plastic waste. Since the introduction the sachet has had almost 1.5 million sachets sold so far. The materials used to produce the Compostable…

Modiform adds new building blocks to Closed Loop Commitment

Optimising the process of closing the material loop

Modiform is adding two new building blocks to its Closed Loop Commitment: multiple-use trays and 100% recycled and recyclable pots. By incorporating multiple-use barrels, we lower the amount of plastic required and reduce CO2 emissions. The 100% recycled and recyclable pots are made from 100% recycled…

Desch Plantpak presents Colour Your Story, autumn/winter 2020-2021

Desch Plantpak presents the latest edition of Colour Your Story, its colourful inspiration magazine. It’s full of interesting articles about colour trends, novelties, developments in sustainability, and a promising interview with Yme Pasma, COO of Royal FloraHolland. Click here for the online catalog.  'Sustainability'…

UK: HTA push local authorities to pick up plant pots in kerbside collections

As part of the next phase of the industry-driven recyclable plant pot campaign, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is calling for action to be taken by local authorities to collect recyclable plant pots in their kerbside collections. The HTA is urging member businesses to contact their local…

Why is recycling of single-use trays so important?

Normpack trays are 100% recyclable. This allows producers to re-use used trays in the production of new Normpack trays. This is already happening on a large scale. Recycling is not only very important for sustainability, but it is also cheaper. A Normpack tray consists of, on average, 90% recycled…

Chrysal introduces new Paper sachet

Chrysal introduces a new and fully recyclable Paper flower food sachet. Their ambition is to be the most sustainable partner in the flower industry, constantly working to reduce flower wastage, water use and packaging materials thus integrating sustainability in our strategy. The new Paper flower food sachet…

Meet the guys who made your pots at Flower Expo China 2020

Looking for high quality nursery container manufacturers in China? But don’t have the time and budget to visit them one by one? Why not join the 2020 China International…

Royal Lemkes & Van Dijk Flora partnership

Plant pots with a future

Royal Lemkes and Van Dijk Flora, both suppliers of house and garden plants to major retailers, have joined forces and expressed their ambition to reach 90% of their traded growing pots being circular by the end of 2022. Royal Lemkes and Van Dijk Flora worked together over the past year in a joint project within the Dutch…

British nursery develops plastic pot recycling process

BALI Registered Affiliate Boningale Nurseries has developed an innovative plastic plant pot recycling process for use by clients, preventing pots from being sent to landfill. Currently, plastic plant pots containing carbon black pigment are not widely accepted in kerbside collections, meaning many pots…

"Leave outdated ways and dare to take on new challenges"

Dymak’s 2020 product selection for retail

Putting happiness first and embracing every aspect of life is what the new Dymak collection is about. "Rather than focusing strictly on the seasonal trends, we have chosen to look at the direction the market is concentrated on, with emphasis on balanced living and perfectly imperfect designs. Our 2020 collection…

Chrysal introduces complete line of sustainable flower food packaging at IPM

Chrysal introduces a complete line of sustainable flower food packaging at the IPM in January 2020. The line of sustainable flower food packaging comprises of the compostable sachet, the new recyclable plastic sachet and new paper sachet. Last year the company introduced their compostable sachet, fully…

Jorg Swagemakers, Van Krimpen

'Sustainable plastic pots do exist'

If you want to be sustainable, you have to get your hands dirty. At Van Krimpen, one of the major suppliers of cultivation pots in the southern region of the Netherlands, they started collecting and recycling plastic themselves seven years ago. Trucks full come in every day, while on the other hand large…

"Less plastic? The floriculture industry has accepted the challenge"

"Plastic is very useful, particularly in our industry," Jacco Duindam (Royal FloraHolland) begins by saying. "We just have to make sure it doesn't end up in the environment. That's why we should find an even better way to handle our transport packaging." This year, Royal FloraHolland joined the Plastic…

Dymak expands sustainable range of concepts

As part of Dymak’s focus for 2020 on developing more sustainable and environmentally friendly products and accessories for its customers, Dymak has turned towards India as a sourcing destination. The collection is split into glass and various discarded plant sources, like wood dust, Kanchan petals,…

UK: Supermarkets’ single-use plastic waste rises to nearly 1 mln tons a year

Despite public commitments to cut down on their packaging, supermarkets' use of single-use plastic has risen to more than 900,000 tons a year. Seven out of the 10 major UK…

Dutch Nursery Freek van der Velden switches to D-Tect pots

Growing more sustainably, one pot at a time

It won’t be long until every gerbera at nursery Freek van der Velden is fitted with cultivation pots made of detectable, recycled material. Since week 42, the nursery from the Dutch town of Delfgauw has been switching to D-Tect pots by Desch Plantpak, and slowly the old pots are disappearing. Anita Kap…

"Fertilpot meets the new expectations of the market gardening and arboriculture sectors"

Natural, plantable and made of 100% wood fiber

Fertil has been proposing its Fertipot in horticulture for nearly 70 years, but the company now targets arboriculture and market gardening with a range of products specifically adapted to the needs of these sectors.“Fertilpot has always been mostly made of wood fibers. But for 5-6 years, we have invested…

Kwekerij R. Mooyman

FlowMaster streamlines orders at Dutch gerbera grower

At nursery R.Mooyman in De Lier, Havatec installed a semi-automated inserting machine for gerberas. Workers only need to stick the flowers in the boxes. On one side, you insert the box. The line unfolds it and puts it in the right angle to stick in the flowers. Then they again go vertical, the flowers…


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