A Bromelia is a long lasting plant that in house needs little care.
Because the plants are less susceptible to diseases and pests, they require almost no crop protection products. If it does turn out to be necessary to control a disease or pest, Rip Bromini uses biological agents. This means that other insects are used to control the harmful insects.
Since 2010, Rip Bromini has been connected to a geothermal heat network, Geo-Well; as a result of which all plants are produced Co2 neutrally.
Geothermal heat is used to heat the greenhouses if necessary. This means that no fossil energy is used. In the winter, the plants are extra lit by lamps. The electricity needed for the lamps is generated by an engine that runs on natural gas. When generating the necessary power, Co2 is released, which is used to make the plants grow faster and better. The plants absorb the Co2 and convert it into oxygen. The air is then purified and production becomes Co2 neutral.
At Rip Bromini, all waste is separated and recycled.
Rip Bromini is in possession of the environmental certificates MPS-A, Global-GAP and MPS-GRASP.
– MPS-A – indicates the level of sustainability of the company’s operations.
– Global-GAP – for companies that supply to retailers and concerns traceability, environment, safety and hygiene. MPS-GAP is the next step beyond MPS-A on the road to sustainability.
– GRASP ; is intended to assess social values in primary production.. It is aimed at ensuring good working conditions and being an employer.