Friday, November 23, 2012
“When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves”. These wise words were uttered by a distinguished professor of Environmental Studies in the United States, David. W. Orr.
We live in a time when the insufferable arrogance of man has laid waste to the most beautiful planet in the solar system. The current statistics regarding the Earth’s environment portray a scary picture. The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. Since 1500, more than 800 species of plants and animals have gone extinct. Climate-related deaths will double in 25 years according to a 2005 report from the World Health Organization. Climate change is already tied to 150,000 deaths globally every single year. Scientists predict a 6 foot rise in the global sea level and global warming has become a reality with 8 of the warmest years ever recorded occurring after 1998.
These stats underscore the importance of taking every effort to preserve our planet. At Coir Green(tm) we have always been driven to create products that are environmentally sustainable. And since our inception we wanted to be a responsible company and be an example to the wider society.
At the heart of all CoirGreen(TM), products is coir, the coconut fibre found between the husk and the outer shell of the coconut. The use of coir has several environmental benefits. Coir fibre comes from an entirely renewable source and is a by-product from an established industry where it was formerly regarded as a waste product. It uses water more economically and is an ideal soil improver.
“The importance of coir can be stated quite simply. You can escape from a burning building with a rope made of coconut fiber, you can garden using coconut fibers and you can sleep on a mattress stuffed with comfortable coir.”
Adding to the above quote, we can also say that products made from coir safeguard the soil, nourishes our gardens and protects the environment.
Coir is also a viable alternative to peat moss. Peat moss bogs are a non-renewable resource and they provide habitat for a distinctive flora and fauna. Removing the peat moss destroys this environment and it takes centuries to recover. A recent article in the Guardian endorsed coir as a good alternative to peat moss and recommended its usage in British gardens. In fact, the historical Kew Gardens in London used coir as a growing medium during the early 19th century. And when researchers at Auburn University and University of Arkansas compared peat and coir as soil amendments for horticulture they found that coir performed on par with peat.
At CoirGreen(TM), we produce a variety of coir related products. Our coir products are made for the horticultural, agricultural and the erosion control industries. Erosion control blankets, Coirlogs (Waterlogs/Biologs), Geotextiles (Coir netting), coir pallets (Coir Pillows), coco peat, coir disks(weed control mats), coir pots and Growbags are some of our products. All CoirGreen products are environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable. Our products are also 100% natural and chemical free.
CoirGreen’s ultimate goal is to be an ambassador for the environment by promoting the use of environmentally sustainable products. We spend an enormous amount of energy in making sure that our products do not harm the environment in anyway. CoirGreen(TM) is nurtured by the environment and the coconut tree that gives life to our company. The environment is our lifeblood and we believe that it is our duty to take care of it.
More information on Coir products or on CoirGreen, please visit our website on www.coirgreen.com
Monday, May 7, 2012
Being a friend to the environment is becoming an ever increasing priority and responsibility among everyone today. Companies especially are taking on the environmentally friendly persona so that the challenges and demands of our rapidly changing world are met. Companies such as CoirGreen(TM), manufactures and supplies products that are considered 100% organic for Erosion, Horticulture and Agriculture industries. CoirGreen(TM) develops a wide range of natural products that are to the highest industrial standards. Its biodegradable and environmentally sustainable products are made out of an important commercial product obtained from the husk of the coconut, Coir Fiber.
With a reputation for being a far more superior natural ingredient than any other, Coir Fiber is a useful commercial product among professionals in various industries. Widely known for its ability to reduce soil erosion and assist the horticulture and agriculture sectors due to its hard structural fibers. Coir can be found between the husk and the outer shell of a coconut. When immature they are pale but subsequently it becomes harder and yellow as a layer of lining begins to form on their walls. There are two varieties of coir; Brown coir is harvested from fully ripened coconuts that contain more lignin and less cellulose. This makes the coir stronger but less flexible. While the white coir fibers are harvested from the coconuts before they are ripe. These fibers are much smoother and finer but are also weaker.
Nurseries, Greenhouses, Farms and even households are seen using Coir products as a growing medium. It increases the capacity to hold water which remains available at low tensions and it maintains air porosity even after saturated with pore space allowing the water to drain easily. For horticultural purposes CoirGreen(TM) produces Coco Peat, Growbags and Husk Chips where it can be added into potting mixtures adding value to the soil. With this, the growth of finer roots within a short period of time can be seen in the plants. Coir disks on the other hand are used for natural weed control and used mainly in large scale nurseries and green houses. Grow Bags and Coir Pots is specifically used for growing vegetable and flower plants and can be used even in your own home.
CoirGreen(TM) also manufactures products for erosion control. Erosion is inevitable in our environment. Usually occurring because of wind, water or ice; by down slope creep of soil and other materials under the force of gravity or by animals and humans. 40% of the world’s agricultural land is degraded. Fertile soil is lost in large amounts due to drought, deforestation and climate change. According to studies increased rainfall amounts and intensities will lead to higher rates of erosion. Generally, soil erosion is being controlled with a physical barrier such as vegetation or rock to prevent water or wind creating a soil loss. However now you can use CoirGreen’s products designed and manufactured specifically for the purpose of soil erosion. Erosion Control Blankets (coconut blankets), GeoTextiles (Coir netting), Coirlogs (waterlogs/Biologs), Coir Pallets (coir pillows) and Jute products are all produced by CoirGreen to help prevent the erosion of soil. Erosion Control Blankets which are made out of coir are known to have a high performance as it does not rot, needs no chemical treatment and is hard and strong which provides adequate strength to prevent slope from erosion, provides landslide stabilisation and river bank protection. It can be easily transported and expected to become part of the soils structure as it’s steadily set in place. Ideal for landscaping, vegetation control and sediment control. Coir logs or also known as Biologs or Waterlogs are a cylinder round shaped netting packed with coir fiber (also come in square shape logs). It is used mainly for stream bank stabilization, shoreline protection, wetland mitigation, channel edge liner, wild life habitats and landscaping. This too is easy to install, allows for deep rooting of plants while providing nutrients and can be customised to your specific requirements. Another cost-effective method is the use of Coir Pallet or Coir Pillows especially for establishing marginal vegetation around lakes edges and watercourse banks. The high lining in the product is able to tolerate high energy of water flows and has a long degradation period of 3-5 years.
A family business, Coir Green’s goal is to value its employees and customers and at the same time to be an ambassador for the protection of our environment by using environmentally sustainable products. A tremendous effort is made to provide their partners and customers products of the highest quality because the company is keen to meet their every need. Their greatest asset, their employees, ensures that every product goes under strict quality control methodologies. Coir Green is also involved in the handling and testing of raw materials, record keeping, standards for cleanliness and safety, production and process controls, labelling practices and warehousing and distribution as well as dealing with ethical business practices. Coir Green believes that their customers are their life; therefore it is guaranteed that they deliver products and services to them with quality and professionalism. It’s no wonder they take pride in manufacturing some of the finest Coir products in the world!