About garbage, vegetable gardening, and children
There are more boxes like that in Jelmer's garden. This picture is from 3 weeks ago. At that time they had just been put there, and were as good as bare:
Hmmm, plastic in the vegetable garden, should you want that?
I can understand that, because when you think of a vegetable garden you think of nature, and plastic doesn't belong there. You grow your own crops to harvest healthy vegetables: full of valuable vitamins and minerals. Without all that junk and nasty stuff you often hear about:
But did you know that with our containers it's the other way around?
I'm not just making that up, it's been proven. By an independent agency that does this kind of research.
So, Arjen can eat in peace from the plants he inspects here:
Want to know more about the Hero's?
- what they are made of
- how much plastic junk we keep out of nature
- how they differ from other recycled plastic products
- and whether they leak anything into your garden and vegetables
As a MM-er we are doing a great job
Because if you grow (part of) your vegetables in your own garden, you are already reducing waste and emissions. And since tens of thousands of others garden with us, that already makes a big difference.
So if you ask me if we are sustainable, I say yes. Yet that's not at the top of the list for us.
What does rank there is that you can grow your own vegetables - successfully and as easily as possible. Preferably with stuff that lasts a long time, so they won't end up in the trash after only a year.
The more people get into vegetable gardening, the better it is for the environment. Just think of all those bees and bumblebees that find a safe home in those gardens. Very important in this day and age.
For example, our packages are still delivered by diesel trucks, the mix is packed in (recycled) plastic bags, and we use quite a lot of energy in our warehouse.
So we keep looking for even better solutions. As long as it is not at the expense of the best result.
And how ab out the children?
Because if we do our best to clean up the world, they will have a better future. While getting plenty of healthy vitamins as they grow up.
Besides, kids love those plants:
Finally nice weather?
On to the coming week. According to KNMI, it will be quite nice spring weather. No objection to that, right?
See you then!