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Jul 31, 2013
Growers Recognized for Recycling EffortsSource: McConkey Co.

Eleven of North America’s largest growers were recently recognized for their efforts to improve the industry’s sustainability by recycling water bottles into plant containers.

Eleven of North America’s largest growers were recently recognized for their efforts to improve the industry’s sustainability by recycling water bottles into plant containers.

The grower’s were inducted into the Million Bottle Club, an award given to growers who have recycled over one million plastic water bottles into plant containers. The program is organized by McConkey’s rEarth plastic water bottle recycling program.

This year’s Million Bottle Award recipients include : 10 million bottles or more – Colorama Wholesale Nursery; 5 million bottles or more – Armstrong Garden Centers, Do Right’s Plant Growers; 1 million bottles or more – Kawahara Nursery, Cal Color Growers, YC Nurseries, Hong’s Nursery, Iwasaki Brothers, Smith Gardens, Certified Plant Growers and Sidhu & Sons.

“Combined, the Million Bottle Club honorees have recycled 50 million bottles by growing in rEarth—that means 50 million fewer bottles polluting our oceans, streets, and landfills. Stacked end-to-end, that’s enough water bottles to stretch from Tokyo to New York, and back,” said Dave Edenfield, business development manager at McConkey. “By choosing a 100 percent recycled, curbside-recyclable grow container made from water bottles, these 11 growers and others across the country are making a widespread positive impact on the environment.”

rEarth is manufactured by McConkey Company, with locations in Sumner, WA, and Garden Grove, CA.

For more information, visit www.mcconkeyco.com.




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