Monday, May 04, 2015

Home News Ball Innovations wins Greener Package Award

Ball Innovations wins Greener Package Award

Supplier News

The company won in the Non-Food Primary Packaging category.

| September 30, 2010

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – Ball Innovations, a business unit of Ball Horticultural Co., has won a Greener Package Award for SoilWrap, a bio-based, plantable growing container.

The Greener Package Awards competition is sponsored by Summit Publishing’s GreenerPackage.com, and recognizes innovations in five categories that significantly reduce packaging’s environmental footprint.

The bottomless pot design – winner in the Non-Food Primary Packaging category – is made from Mirel, a renewable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly material.

SoilWrap was designed by Greg Trabka, sustainable horticulture specialist with Ball Innovations. The plantable, printable design addresses the landfill waste associated with horticultural plastic.

It also saves time during transplanting by approximately 30% as you do not need to remove the plant from the pot, and there are no pots to clean up after planting. Additionally, SoilWrap reduces transplant shock and loss due to breakage during transplanting.

A total of eight winners were selected by members of the Greener Package Expert Network.

For more information about Ball Innovations’ sustainable solutions and bio-packaging offerings, visit www.BallHort.com/Sustainable.

Top news

Toro features new braking system

The SmartPark allows users to safely get off and on without restarting the engine.

New turf and ornamental brand announced

Koch Turf & Ornamental will be dedicated to the golf, lawn care, ornamental and turf markets.

Rain Bird highlights irrigation technology

"Project PRS" educates irrigation contractors about the water-saving benefits of pressure regulation.

GIE Media Inc. announces acquisition of Cannabis Business Times

The new title serves the state-legal cannabis industry, and joins the publications in GIE Media’s Horticulture Group.

Volunteers take care of "Witness Trees"

The trees at Oak Ridge Cemetery were present 150 years ago at President Lincoln's funeral.

x