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Plastic Pots in Horticulture: Waste Stream Issues & Solutions

Submitted by bberkowitz@publ... on Thu, 06/30/2022 - 10:58am
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Plastic containers have supported extraordinary growth and vitality across the U.S. Green Industry, but most garden plastic remains primarily landfill-bound. As public concern rises over plastic pollution, what options do public gardens have to help turn the tide of horticulture's special waste stream? This webinar opens the question of how known and new partnerships might find sustainable solutions to deal with the issues with plastic pots. We hope to launch a dialogue in our public garden sector about potential collaborations toward more substantial and even public-facing options to tackle this waste stream. 

Some resources that may be of interest prior to attending the webinar: 

Plastic Pots and the Green Industry

Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet Initiative

Moderator:

Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden

Panelists:

Marie Chieppo, Landscape Designer at EcoPlantPlans and Sustainability Committee member of Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Derek Lyle, Senior Manager Nursery-Horticulture, Missouri Botanical Garden

Tiffany Seto, Manager of Environmental Sustainability, Home Depot

This webinar has been generously sponsored by Home Depot and is free of charge for members. 

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