The company pays particular attention to the environment.
The plants get rainwater that is collected in water basins and reused. The basins are large enough and there is never a shortage. The company does not use drinking water. The plants get water through an ebb and flow irrigation system. The concrete floors are waterproof and heated so that 100% can be recirculated and no water will enter the surface water. There is no discharge and we are working with zero tolerance in this area.
Organic pest control agents (natural enemies) are used to control insects.
Our potting soil consists of a mixture of turf, peat, compost, wood fibre and cocos that is specially formulated to create an optimal water household and sufficient stability for the plants.
Waste, such as wood, paper, plastic and green waste, is recycled as much as possible.
Potplantenkwekerij Van den Bosch is in possession of the necessary certificates for sustainable cultivation. These certificates have been issued by an accredited and recognized organization. The company is continuously trying to make processes more sustainable and to grow the products more environmentally friendly. Ron sees this as his daily challenge.
Most of the plant material comes from Central America, including Costa Rica and Guatemala. The plants come to the Netherlands from certified seed companies per container ship. This is done with containers with temperature control to get the plants in good quality in the Netherlands.
To save energy, the company has double screen cloths and the greenhouse is well insulated.