Steps Toward Sustainability

Steps Toward Sustainability

Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.(1) In response to the growing awareness in environmentally-friendly print, packaging and practices, Tried & True Organic Edibles is utilizing smart design and materials knowledge to produce plants with the least impact on our earth.

We try to use recyclable materials, look for ways to lessen material usage, and consider plastics alternatives that are biodegradable. The wrapper/label is made of starch and corn and is compostable. The potting mix is locally mixed according to our recipe and contains only approved ingredients. Our 4” Organic Edibles Program is grown completely in peat-based pots which “breathe” and encourage root growth. It is simple to transplant, no plastic pot goes into the landfill and plants do not suffer “transplant shock”. For planting instructions, please click here.

We believe in the principle of “Recycle, Reduce, and Re-use”. Our Tried & True Organic Edibles plant tags are printed with vegetable-based inks and can be recycled in municipal or community recycling programs. Our label partner uses lean manufacturing methods to minimize waste and energy consumption. They reinforce their commitment to sustainability with earth-friendly inks, coatings, and adhesives, and with recycling programs in their manufacturing facilities.

Tried & True will continue to focus on reducing our ecological footprint by utilizing environmentally-friendly materials in growing high quality plants and creating sustainable products for eco-conscious retailers and consumers.


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(1) As defined by the United Nation’s World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) convened in 1983.