Want to know how Grodan can help you with recycling? Select the city closest to you to find out more.
Grodan works with one of the largest commercial recycling organizations in California that oversees 250,000 customers. The recycler can arrange shipment or accept the material to its site where the mineral wool is processed into an industrial bedding to fight erosion. To find out how you can join this network contact below.Contact
Grodan is proud to work with the leading compost recycling service provider in the San Jacinto Valley. Grodan mineral wool is accepted at their processing facility where the mineral wool is combined with other incoming feedstocks to create a moisture rich finished compost.Contact
Grodan has partnered with a leading compost supplier and processing facility. The recycling facility accepts the mineral wool on-site where it is processed to create a finished compost.Contact
Grodan has partnered with one of the leading agricultural recycling service providers in all of Canada. This partnership has been performing recycling services for Grodan mineral wool customers the past three years recycling thousands of tons of mineral wool per year into compost.Contact
Grodan has worked with the leading agricultural recycling solutions supplier for the past 5 years. Each year Grodan collaborates in the recycling of 3,000 to 5,000 tons of stonewool into compostContact
Grodan has reached an agreement with one of the leading waste hauling and recycling facilities in the region. Grodan customers can use the services that can haul the material from your site and create a finished compost.Contact us
Sherbrooke, Montreal and Quebec City:
Grodan is proud to work with the leading supplier of compost in the province of Quebec. The recycler has three facilities throughout the province that can accept Grodan mineral wool. All products must be de-sleeved and all shipping must be arranged by your local solid waste hauler. Contact your local representative to participate and get your mineral wool recycled.
Do you grow in the mountains and want your mineral wool recycled? Simply contact your local Grodan representative and our local recycling service provider in the Rifle region will drop off a container and have the material recycled through their proprietary processing line. All mineral wool media must be de-sleeved for acceptance.Contact us
Grodan is proud to work with the leading supplier of compost in the state of Ohio. Growers must de-sleeve the plastic film and our recycler will handle the rest from there.Contact us
Venray: Biemans Group
Odense: Marius Pedersen A/S
End-use in Rockwool stone wool
Guipavas: Recycleurs Bretons
Saint Remy de Provence: Azur Trade
End-use in Compost / Rockwool stone wool / Brick Industry
Schwechat: GBC Österreich
End-use on Eco Green roofs
Kent: Material Change ltd.
Helmdon: Material Change ltd.
End-use in the Brick Industry
Närpes: Simons Transport
End-use in Composting
Ranst: Meeus BVContact us
Ganderkesee: K-Nord GmbH
Eitting: Wurzer Umwelt GmbH
Over Grodan wholesale partner contact Grodan
End-use in Composting
Sandholt Denmark: Pedersen
End-use in Rockwool stone wool
Here at Grodan, we are driven to leverage the advantages of hydroponic growing with our sustainable stonewool substrate to support knowledgeable farmers to grow more healthy produce and medicine using less resources. Presently, over 70% of all freshwater resources worldwide are consumed by agriculture, combined with the demands of a growing population who will need food and urban land. All of which is putting an enormous strain on our earth’s natural resources. Innovative technologies and products will have to meet the critical challenge to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, reduce consumption of our natural resources, and reduce our food’s environmental impact across its entire supply chain.
As part of our commitment to the circular economy, Grodan has built a network of partnerships and collaboration agreements with leading recycling organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Grodan offers recycling services to over 62% of its product consumers across the globe and with the help of our loyal customers, we recycle thousands of tons of stonewool every year - achieving a 45% recycling rate! That’s like recycling enough substrate every year to completely cover all of Spain and Portugal. If Grodan was a country, it would be one of the most successful recycling countries in the world.
As we continue to grow our recycling options for stonewool consumers, our aim is to achieve a 65% recycling rate in the next 3 years! Achieving that will make Grodan stonewool one of the most effectively recycled products in the world.
The ratio for how much material we sold to how much product was recycled.
How many direct Grodan customers are offered recycling solutions for their mineral wool in their local markets.
Grodan is proud to work with Walker Environmental to create new recycling markets for Grodan’s rockwool growing medium. Grodan and Walker Environmental have worked together since 2018 to offer growers in the Toronto and Niagara regions turnkey recycling solutions where the Grodan mineral wool is processed (removed all contaminants), treated, and turned into compost. Since 2018, Grodan has overseen over 10,000 tons recycled with Walker and used for new products.
Walker Environmental operates the most advanced aerobic processing facilities within the province. At these sites, the Grodan mineral wool is debagged and then shredded to a particle size that facilitates the compost system. Once properly shredded and processed the granulate is mixed with alternative source separated organics and composted according to Ontario compost quality regulations in Walkers GORE composting system. The composting process is critical to ensure that any plant pathogens present are fully treated by the high temperatures of the composting process.
The resulting product is a high demand potting mix used by floriculturists throughout Ontario.
Want to Know more: Contact your local account manager to connect you and your waste hauler to begin recycling now!
GRODAN has an international network of outlets for her recycled substrates. In the EU, we work collaboratively with cultivators to even export the used substrate to neighbouring countries to have the material recycled.
One example of this, is our recycling program in the Netherlands and the UK. After the substrate has been collected and processed, the substrate termed “RSG” is exported to brick manufacturing facilities in the UK.
In the challenging times of COVID, both the recycling and manufacturing industries have been put to the test. These past two years, we have had to address issues including lower production rates from our brick off-takers and logistic shortages in the UK – i.e. truck and shipload capacity is down.
Thankfully, GRODAN has a strong network of suppliers that we collaborate with. It is through this network that we have prevented stockpiling at our outlets – saving thousands of tons of substrate from ending in the landfill.
Til Next Time,
Earth Day is such a cool holiday, that is so different than any of the holidays marked on our calendars year after year. Its not a celebration, its not a day of remembrance, it’s a commitment. What are you willing to do to make the air you breathe, the food you eat, and the water you drink better for your fellow man. What are you willing to do to ensure that future generations get to enjoy our parks and wildlife.
As the Product Lifecycle Manager for Grodan, this is something that I take to heart. In the next few years, we have made commitments to have stonewool be one of the most recycled materials in the world. This year we have begun new partnerships and programs across the globe that I cannot wait to share with you all.
Our customers are amazing. Your greenhouses provide the freshest (and best tasting) fruits and veggies to our friends all over the globe. Your commitment to meeting the challenge of global nutrition and saving precious water is inspiring.
Thank you for all of your commitments to our planet and help us make stonewool one of the most recycled products on the planet.
To Future Earth Days
TRADE IN PLASTIC SLEEVING FOR FREE TACOS!! We here at Grodan are proud to partner with GAIACA and PreZero to deliver the first Circular Plastic Recycling program for the horticulture industry. We will be collecting all of the plastic sleeving at the GAIACA site. Grodan wants your used and de-sleeved plastic wrapping from your blocks and slabs. For your thanks we are giving out raffle tickets for great swag and free tacos at the world renowned taqueria Guerilla Tacos. Want to participate? Send us a line at email@example.com
A new year has begun! Although we may have taken off for the holiday season our recycling collections have kept rolling as we are smack dab in the middle of our used-substrate collection season.
As you all probably have noticed, COVID 19 has had disastrous effects on the global supply chain. In the waste and recycling industries there have been no exceptions. Initially, it seemed our recycling network may have a capacity shortage due to limited operations these past two years. Storage space, transportation capacities, and material allowance have been a premium.
Together, with our local recycling partners, we have increased material storage space, increased material processing capacity, and doubled outlet capacity so the material can be recycled. These efforts have insured that recycling services continue to run smoothly for our European consumers and insure intake for the rest of the 2021/22 season.
With this message we want to thank our partners for their unbelievable effort.
Hello All, And welcome to Grodan’s new Recycling Portal!
My name is Yianni Monahan and I oversee Grodan’s sustainability and recycling initiatives for North America. A bit about me; I have been in the Solid Waste & Recycling industry for over 9 years now. Before my time with Grodan, I ran a young Waste to Energy venture where we developed technologies to process and commoditize low value waste feedstocks. I’ve been with Grodan for 4 years now and love it as it allows me to access my passion for sustainable agriculture.
We here at Grodan are incredibly pumped to bring the Recycling Portal to you. We hope to use this portal to increase communication for Grodan’s present recycling outlets and services and to better understand our customer’s desires and needs for all things recycling and sustainability.
Here we will post and update all on the latest offerings for recycling around the globe. These past few years we have grown Grodan’s recycling rate to 45% globally. In 2021, we have 16 active recycling outlets for our growers with 8 in development.
Please scroll and use this portal as a tool to address the recycling challenges in your area. Throughout the portal we have a map of present recycling solutions, case studies showing the symbiotic production from some of our outlets, and technical documentation which can be used to share with potential recycling organizations or stakeholders.
Have any un-answered questions? Reach out, we’re always wanting to work with our customers to ensure that our growers are growing most sustainably.
Looking forward to hearing from you all,
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