rEarth Pots from McConkey
McConkey Co. introduces rEarth, a new line of 100-percent-recycled plant containers made from water bottles (rPET). rEarth containers are sturdy, tear-resistant and comparable or superior to other plastics in strength, performance and price. Each is stamped with a Recycled Water Bottles stamp, so consumers know the container is rEarth recycled and recyclable. McConkey is on track to recycle 72 million water bottles a year at its Garden Grove, Calif., manufacturing plant. It takes about one 16.9-ounce water bottle to make one rEarth 4.3-inch round pot. That’s in contrast to traditional containers that must be brought back to retailers for recycling, if they can be recycled at all.