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10 stories on sustainability

Few things are as important in horticulture as sustainability, not only because being environmentally-friendly saves natural resources and thus often money, but also because it saves our planet. Many growers are focused on being as sustainable as possible, which is why we have collected 10 stories on sustainability from July for you. Enjoy!

‘Plugging in’ to produce environmentally friendly bioplastics

Bioplastics, biodegradable plastics made from biological substances rather than petroleum, can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the…


Food in water:

Floating gardens may be a sustainable solution to flooding

Floating gardens are made of native aquatic plants like water hyacinths. Farmers arrange the plants together in a river, forming floating raised beds about three feet deep.…


2021 Global CEA Census will measure the impact of sustainability

"Consumers are making decisions based on sustainability factor"

The 2021 Global CEA Census has launched with a focus on growers’ perspectives on sustainability and how they are measuring specific ESG (environmental, social, and governance)…


Biodegradable grow bags available

Sri Lankan company Packaging Alliance has created biodegradable grow bags for the horticultural industry. "The packaging industry remains the most prominent consumer of…


Video Documentary on Spanish horticultural waste nominated for UN Film Award

"Once the useful cycle of Almeria greenhouses has been completed, the plastic needed to operate the greenhouses has become a major problem. The lack of an effective inorganic…


Improved biodegradable packaging boosts Orius-System performance

New improved 100% biodegradable packaging for Biobest’s Orius-System is set to deliver benefits to growers this season – not least enhanced establishment and performance of…


"Selling our tomatoes in a 100km radius is in line with our environmental goals"

In the French village of Ouarville, in the mid-north of France, a new tomato greenhouse is being erected. Next year, Florent and Alexandre Besnard's cherry tomatoes will be…


Miljøgartneriet AS:

“With reverse osmosis, we use hardly any tapwater”

"At Miljøgartneriet AS, we see our name as something we need to live up to,” says Simon Hansen, production manager at Norway’s largest high-tech greenhouse. The 77,000-square…


"Few sectors can match the horticulture industry in sustainability"

He was one of the first to grow pointed peppers. That says everything about the progressiveness of Wim van der Lans. Wim was also quick in the field of sustainability. First…


"Water footprint in solar greenhouses 20 times lower than national agricultural average"

It is paradoxical that three-quarters of our planet is covered with water and that less than 1% is suitable for living beings. As a result, water is a scarcity that must be…