Unique materials made from recycled plastics prevents new plastic from entering landfills.
How can cultivating the earth possibly do it harm? It seems hard to believe, but it’s true. Every year, all over the world, millions of plastic plant pots are used to grow and transport plants. And the manufacture of each pot hurts the earth twice over. First, ordinary plastic pots require precious petroleum and fossil fuels to create the pots—fuels which increase our dependency on foreign oils and contribute to greenhouse gases. Then, after their brief lifespan, those plastic pots end up in our landfills or waterways, where they leach toxins into the environment.
Root Pouch products offer a healthier, sustainable alternative that respects the earth and the living things that grow on it. Our award-winning technology takes recycled plastic bottles otherwise destined for our landfills and turns them into a lightweight, breathable, geotextile that can be crafted into plant pots, erosion control sacks, living wall pouches and other plant-friendly gardening and landscaping structures.
For our plant pots and erosion control sacks, recycled plastic fibers are mixed with recycled natural materials to create a geotextile that breaks down over time, allowing the plant to establish roots in the natural environment. Our living wall vertical pouches and other custom permanent structures are constructed from 100% recycled plastic to create a fabric-like material that is lightweight, breathable and durable.
Product awards include:
2010 Bright Idea Award: New England Grows Trade Show, Boston
2009 Best New Product, People’s Choice Award: Landscape Ontario Garden & Floral Expo
2009 Best New Green Idea Award: Canadian Congress Horticulture Show