Monday, September 28, 2009

No Soil, No Problem

While plastic pop bottles continue to pile up in our landfills, scientists and growers are working together to make this growing problem a growing solution.

Plastic pop bottles, for many of us, are another way of referring to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

This thermoplastic polymer is most commonly used to create the containers we use for foods and beverages. It’s also one of the most commonly recycled materials in the world.But did you know that PET is now making a push into the arena of growing media? You read correctly, growing media.

So the next time you polish off a bottle of your favorite soda over lunch, make sure to toss it into the correct recycling bin. After all, it may revisit you down the road during your next production run. Check out the recent article in Greenhouse Grower.

1 comment:

HR Gardener said...

Really? Well, that's a good news. It's always nice to recycle especially now that there are tons of garbage in the streets.