The HC Companies Introduces New Sustainable Growing Containers
The HC Companies, a leading manufacturer of horticultural containers, has expanded its sustainable offerings to include a new bio-based resin material. HC’s BioPax growing containers are a technological marvel for the industry and help support the organization’s environmental initiatives.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, BioPax offers a new, fit-for-purpose alternative to the customers we serve,” said Bob Mayer, president and CEO of The HC Companies. “Plastic containers are still standard for many growers. However, to better serve our industry, we also believe it is our responsibility to offer our customers an assortment of choices when it comes to growing containers.”
By incorporating a sustainably sourced wood pulp material with no harmful PFAS or heavy metals in the production process, BioPax growing containers are manufactured using over 50% of renewable biocontent that does not compromise the performance and integrity of the containers growers know and trust. Additionally, they are non-GMO and non-toxic, and the material is part of the USDA’s BioPreferred Program, which focuses on developing and expanding markets for bio-based products.
Currently available in 3- and 4.5-inch rounds, BioPax growing containers are designed for reuse. In addition, they can be more responsibly disposed of with other waste products as the material naturally breaks down with the aid of microorganisms without leaving behind any harmful microplastics.
“Our sustainable focus revolves around four core themes: biodiversity, water use, waste reduction, and education and engagement,” said Jessica Benoit, director of sustainability solutions at The HC Companies. “We recognize that each grower and customer differs as to their product requirements. Therefore, BioPax™ expands our commitment for a full portfolio of containers to accommodate the entire industry with products inspired by one or more of these environmental themes.”
To help further differentiate BioPax growing containers in the market, they are offered in what is known as “EcoGreen” coloring. The containers have a unique swirl-like pattern caused by the material being blended into the bio-based color.
For more information on HC’s BioPax™ sustainable growing containers, visit hc-companies.com.