PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: McConkey Co.

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

rEarth Introduces A Line of 100% Recycled Flowerpots Made from Water Bottles - One innovative company is introducing rEarth, a line of 100% recycled flowerpots made from water bottles. Since only about 25% of plastic water bottles get recycled, the company hopes their new line will help raise awareness and encourage recycling
rEarth Introduces A Line of 100% Recycled Flowerpots Made from Water Bottles

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Sumner, WA, United States, 2011/11/22 - One innovative company is introducing rEarth, a line of 100% recycled flowerpots made from water bottles. Since only about 25% of plastic water bottles get recycled, the company hopes their new line will help raise awareness and encourage recycling.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Creative Arts/Floral/Gardening Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

If you’ve ever bought a plant at a garden center or grocery store, chances are it came in a plastic pot. Stores and greenhouses prefer plastic because it’s clean, inexpensive, and durable. However, many of these flowerpots contain no recycled material and cannot be recycled, meaning they end up contributing to the tons of plastic waste generated in the US every day—and worsening America’s oil dependence. But a Washington company is aiming to change that in a big way with its new line of 100% recycled flowerpots.

For the past two years, McConkey Company has been working to develop rEarth, a new line of plant containers made from water bottles (a plastic called rPET). Since only about one-quarter of plastic beverage containers are currently being recycled in the US, the company hopes their new product line will help raise awareness and encourage conversations about recycling.

If you’re like 54% of Americans, you drink bottled water regularly. Although it’s no secret that plastic bottle waste damages our environment, bottled water sales continue to rise while recycling rates remain stagnant. Once empty, most bottles get thrown away—even though their plastic (#1 PET) is one of the easiest for recyclers to process. An estimated 60 million water bottles enter US landfills each day, and will remain there, intact, for centuries. On the other hand, a bottle that gets recycled can be used to make a variety of products, including clothing, carpet, and reusable shopping bags.

Unfortunately, many of those clothes and shopping bags are currently made overseas. “We have these water bottles that Americans recycle, but then they’re put on an ocean container to China, where they turn it into consumer products. And then they sell it back to us,” said Stina McConkey, McConkey’s COO. Exporters ship over 500 million pounds of American recycled water bottles and other containers to China every year. “So we asked ourselves, can we keep this valuable material at home – and keep jobs in the US by turning them into flower pots? After working with local recyclers, it turns out we could.”

Since it’s made from PET, rEarth can be curbside recycled in many cities and counties, whereas traditional containers must be brought back to the store for recycling, if they can be recycled at all.

Not all counties take recycled PET containers other than water bottles, but that is changing. “Cities and counties are looking at this as a way to strengthen local economies, because more recycled plastic creates jobs at local recyclers and manufacturers,” said Derek Moeller, McConkey president. “Many counties that only took water bottles before are now taking other containers as well, such as flower pots. It’s all based on demand by consumers and manufacturers. We’re helping build up that demand.”

rEarth (rEarthPots.com) is currently being trialed in greenhouses across the country, and the containers will begin appearing in select retailers next spring. How can you tell if a flowerpot is rEarth? Just look for a “Recycled Water Bottle” stamp on the side.

McConkey Company is a leading producer and distributor of horticultural goods on the West Coast. The company was founded in 1932 in Sumner, Washington, and has since grown to include branches in Wilsonville, Oregon and Garden Grove, California.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Creative Arts/Floral/Gardening Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: McConkey Co.

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Creative Arts/Floral/Gardening articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


rEarth Introduces A Line of 100% Recycled Flowerpots Made from Water Bottles

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

|
Publisher Contact: Alina Godfrey - McConkeyCo.com 
253-863-8111 xt113 a.godfrey[.]mcconkeyco.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any McConkey Co. securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Creative Arts/Floral/Gardening via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From McConkey Co. / Company Profile


Read Creative Arts/Floral/Gardening Most Recent Related Newswires:

Muse Creative Awards Announces Trophy Redesign for 2017
Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden to Unveil World's First Public of Air Bonsai At The Setouchi Triennale 2016
'ConArtists' Showcasing the Artworks of Julio Cesar Osorio and Louie McManus
Award-winning Landscape Renovation Restores Elegance to Tudor-style Home
Cyma Orchids Introduces 2 Inch Mini Orchids
Cyma Orchids Introduces New Products - Vintage Blooms Artificial Phalaenopsis Orchids
Cyma Orchids Introduces New Deco Wine Bottle Self-Watering Planter
Rocco Fiore & Sons Tops Luxe Magazine Gold List and Best of Houzz
Cyma Orchids Donates Orchids to Brea City Leaders to Honor Service and Welcome New Officials
The Wallace Wright Group, LLC Launches New Website - GardenPlantingCalendar.com
Creative Saskatchewan Present the 'Saskatatchewan' Exhibition At London's Blackall Studios from 14-18 October
Tap and Jazz To Collide in Grand Celebration of New Orleans on October 9-12


Turf Tamers Now Offering Core Aeration & Lawn Seeding in New Jersey
Ievey Carpet Attend the 16th China International Ground Materials and Decking Technology Exhibition
Harris Seeds Publishes the 2014-2015 Ornamental Growers Seed Catalog

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  Triggr & Bloom





 
  ©2016 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)