towards a greener future
For our soil plants we only use peat-free substrate, made from a base of coconut fibers. Peat is a non-renewable resource, it is a type of soil made from decomposed organic materials that form over thousands of years. Harvesting peat soil contributes to climate change by releasing greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide and methane into the air. It also threatens the biodiversity of wetlands ecosystems
For leaves, soil and smaller plants we use our own vermicomposting setup. Vermicomposting is a natural process whereby earthworms convert waste material with rigid structures into compost (both liquid and solid).
All other green remains are collected and treated by our waste managing partner and turned into green gas as well as heating, water and compost that are used for horticulture.
We have partnered with MyWheels, a Dutch car sharing service, so that all of our employees can make use of 100% electric vehicles as efficiently as possible – the cars can be picked up from anywhere in the city, thus further reducing travel time.
Within Amsterdam, we have our own electric cargo bikes for maintenance and plant replacement.
Through the use of solar panels our office is entirely self-sufficient for all electricity needs – from daily operations, to charging our electric transport bike or car, to providing additional light for the plants during the winter months.
Many of our own suppliers, follow suit. For example, our partner Elho uses windmills to provide 100% of the energy needed to manufacture their pots.