Knox Nursery annually produces 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals. Knox said his company started to become serious about sustainability when it determined it could help its customers resolve the problem of what to do with empty plastic pots.
“There were simply no environmentally friendly options for disposal, so we switched the bulk of our landscape business to production in Ellepots”, Knox said.
Newey Roundstone is one of UK’s largest propagators and producers of protected ornamental plants.
When Newey took over Roundstone Nurseries back in 2015 they were very clear that their objective was to maximise the full potential of the business this including a significant investment strategy.
At Newey production relied heavily on buying in glue plugs for propagation which didn't meets the stringent demands that Newey Roundstone places on environmental sustainability and care.
An important factor in Newey’s choice is that the Ellepot system is an environmental friendly and sustainable propagation system.
With the new fully automatic Ellepot machinery, Newey now has production on site, meaning full control of all steps of the propagation. This has helped ensuring higher flexibility and reliability, without any compromise on capacity or quality of the finished plant.
Innovation and continually adapts and diversifies by anticipating market developments define Delray Plants.
The Ellepot system was something to become really enthusiastic about as the benefits for using it are important: saving on labour costs and an improving product quality. Moreover, using a biodegradable system eliminates plastic into the sustainable production programme at Delray Plants.
In fact, Delray Plants was the first potted foliage producer and the fifth potted ornamental plant producer in North America to attain sustainability certification under the Veriflora programme and their choice for Ellepots was clearly instigated by the ongoing commitment to running a green business.
Edward Koornneef, Jacob Koornnef and Randy Gilde
"Yes, our commitment to sustainability eventually introduced us to the Ellepot System. We are very pleased with the addition to the company", said Randy Gilde