NEWS

April 2024

Coconut products are much more sustainable than their reputation suggests

Based on third-party verification, HORTICERT certification guarantees that ecological, social and economic sustainability requirements for peat substitutes are met. Studies and own calculations show that the emissions of coconut-based peat substitutes are significantly lower than those of peat. This means that coconut-based peat substitutes with HORTICERT certification represent a sustainable alternative to peat and play an essential role in achieving the goal of a largely peat-free substrate industry with reduced GHG emissions, as the following information shows.

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Phase II November 2023

HORTICERT Successfully Completes its Pilot Phase

In November 2023, HORTICERT has completed the second project phase for the “Development and implementation of an international certification system for peat substitutes”.

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Phase II | December 2022

First Test Certifications During the Pilot Phase 

In autumn 2022, HORTICERT has started the second project phase for the “Development and implementation of an international certification system for peat substitutes”.

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Phase I November 2021

Project Launch and Concept Development 

The project “Development and implementation of an international certification system for peat substitutes” is conducted by Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH and started in November 2021.

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