The biodegradable wood fiber-based container Fertilpot manufactured by Fertil SAS has earned USDA’s Biopreferred Certification.
Plants grown in Fertilpot are intended to be planted into the soil or a larger container without disturbing the natural root structure and eliminating plastic waste. Fertilpot is composed of 80 percent spruce fibers and 20 percent peat moss, making it completely biodegradable.
According to USDA, the purpose of the biopreferred program is “to promote the increased purchase and use of bio-based products to the extent that the biopreferred program achieves its purpose.”
By increasing the purchase of bio-based products, it is expected to reduce petroleum consumption, increase the use of renewable resources, better manage the carbon cycle and contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.
The program is also expected to promote economic development, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities.
To learn more about Fertilpot visit www.fertilusa.com.
Learn more about the USDA biobased preferred program at Biopreferred.gov.