Ball's SoilWrap Earns Green Package Award

September 24, 2010 - 10:02

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

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 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 massive landfill waste associated with horticultural plastic. It also saves time during transplanting by approximately 30 percent as you do not need to remove the plant from the pot, and there are no pots to clean after planting. Additionally, SoilWrap reduces transplant shock and loss due to breakage during transplanting.

Ball Innovations will receive its Greener Package Award and be recognized during The Showcase of Packaging Innovations at Pack Expo International, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Chicago.

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

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