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Taking the Plants You Grow Full Circle

Organic Grower Magazine

Jessica Benoit, our Director of Sustainability Solutions, is happy to answer your questions regarding our products. She can be reached at 330-487-3728, [email protected].

With Sustainable Gardeners in Mind

HC has scientifically created sustainable growing solutions designed for the needs of growers, retailers and gardeners. Benefits include:

  • They breathe like clay pots
  • Provide optimal drainage
  • Are manufactured using over 90% renewable, bio-based content (varies by product)
  • Contains no PFAS
  • Are durable for hardy growing cycles
  • Saves time on transplanting
  • Certified for Organic Farming (EcoGrow®)
  • And available in numerous sizes and styles.
WATCH-Real-World Results

Sustainable growing containers provide an optimal solution for propagation, as the entire pot can be safely planted in garden beds, landscapes, patio containers or deck-rail boxes without disturbing the root system. The composition of the container is biodegradable and will decompose over time, allowing the roots to naturally expand in their new environment without any negative effects to the roots.

It’s worth noting that fiber sustainable growing containers experience what is known as air pruning (also called self-pruning). When roots are exposed to air (combined with the absence of high humidity) roots are essentially “burned” off, which causes the plant to continuously produce new, healthy roots. Saving you time while causing little stress to the plant.

Overall, you’ve limited the waste heading to landfills and saved the consumer time, while satisfying their need to feel like a positive contributor to the environment. Your business will also garner some word-of-mouth-marketing for yourself and your sustainability efforts, which is invaluable in today’s social arena.

Today’s consumers (world-wide) are demanding more sustainable growing solutions. When they place a plant into the ground, they want to know they’re making a difference – no matter how big or small – it all has an impact. Sustainable, molded pulp planting containers are a truly full circle solution for your business, so from grower to gardener to consumer and more, we’re improving our world together.

For more information on HC’s sustainable growing containers, click here.

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Did you know

In a recent Nielsen Company survey, 88% of global consumers said it was extremely important or very important for companies to roll-out initiatives to improve the environment.

Garden Trays

Our trays, flats and sheets are ideal for seed propagation, annuals, vegetables and herbs. Manufactured exclusively from nearly 100% recycled materials, our trays, flats and sheets are available in a wide variety of cell configurations and capacities. They easily denest for soil filling and rooting in automated operations, are consistently formed for overall strength and durability, feature uniform drainage holes and are carefully trimmed for accuracy.

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Fiber Sustainable Products


The Forest Stewardship Council® is a not for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management.

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USDA BioPreferred

The USDA's Biobased Program focuses on the development and expansion of markets for biobased products.

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