The grow boxes are disposable and therefore wasteful by their very nature. What that waste is and how it is dealt is therefore important to reduce the environmental impact.
All the materials can be disposed of in domestic household bins. The cardboard, plastic trays can be recycled and all other contents can be put into your food or garden waste bin.
The box has been designed as minimally as possible, the packaging becoming the grow tray once the lid has been cut away.
Return Packaging Scheme
Reuse is better than recycling. Inside the box you’ll find a plastic based instruction sheet which we prefer to see reused. If you collect a quantity of these we encourage these to be returned.
These can be returned inside the same box you recieve the greens in using our freepost return stickers.
We make compost
Inside the box the young seedlings are protected with compostable material, which keeps the box dry and the greens more sturdy.
If you are without a compost or garden waste bin, you can return these pads to us. We produce compost which we make a Compost Tea from which we’ll use to help maintain orchard tree.
Environmental Growing Medium
We sow the greens into a natural pad made from renewable materials. With a combination of Agar Agar and Wood Pulp we’re using a plant based medium which naturally feeds the seedlings taking nitrogen from the Seaweed. This negates our need to use any fertilser extracted and processed from non-renewable sources.