Dirt in a Box Education
Introducing Dirt in a Box — Our First Product in Our New Initiative
Our award-winning potting mix is now available in packaging that is sustainable: a box and a liner that are made from 100% Post-Consumer Waste materials.
Why a box?
DIRT IN A BOX® OUTER PACKAGING:
The box defines our move towards plant-based packaging, elimination of virgin plastic, and innovation towards leading sustainability in our industry.
The box is made from 100% locally recycled corrugated cardboard — AND you can use it in your gardens as a mulch and to prevent weeds from sprouting up. The box is manufacture-certified by three international Forestry Councils: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).
The integrity of the supply chain is extremely important to ensure sustainability throughout the product’s conception, manufacturing and launch to market.
What’s in the box?
DIRT IN A BOX® INNER LINING:
To guarantee the integrity of the box until it is ready to be recycled or composted, a liner is necessary to contain the natural moisture of the soil within the box.
We chose a sealable poly bag liner that is made of 100% recycled content instead of virgin plastic. Our post-consumer waste poly plastic is made from waste materials that have been produced and discarded.
We chose 100% recycled post-consumer plastic over virgin plastic, plant-based plastic or biodegradable plastic. Plant-based plastics must be recycled in special industrial facilities that are not common and often end in the landfill. Biodegradable plastic can contain pesticides and other toxic materials and can release methane to the atmosphere.
We continue to dive into new technologies to reduce plastic to a minimum. The inner liner bags are also recyclable themselves. You can bring them to a local grocery store that accepts plastic bags.
GOOD DIRT POTTING MIX:
What’s inside is even more amazing: 18 Quarts of the Good Dirt Potting Mix — a proprietary blend that starts with Veriflora® Certified Canadian Peat Moss harvested from responsibly managed peatlands, which means we’re dedicated to environmental protection, social responsibility, and quality performance. Unlike European Peat or American Peat, Canadian peat is sustainably managed, regenerating 70 times faster than the rate of harvest.
Bogbits®, a byproduct of sustainably harvested peat moss, are blended in to provide the structure for optimum porosity. This combination of Peat and BogBits provides just the right balance of air and water retention, making your plant’s roots very happy.
Unlike conventional potting mixes, Good Dirt does not contain any pine bark. Being bark-free makes a big difference! Bark breaks down quickly and causes a potting mix to become dense, turning to muck and inhibiting root growth.
The perfect soil for all indoor and outdoor plants
- Experience bigger blooms, healthier roots, and faster growth
- Grow Clean with Good Dirt: all-natural, chemical-free, GMO-free, nut-free, and vegan
- Contains 18 Quarts of Potting Mix that will fill ten 6” pots
- Our Dirt Box and the inside liner are made from post-consumer waste materials that normally would end up in the landfills
Pro Tip: Our potting mix retains moisture through out and was crafted to be water wise. So we recommend you Water Smarter™
Revolutionary + Evolutionary
Grow Clean with Good Dirt! All-natural, chemical-free, GMO-free, nut-free and vegan. Safe for the entire family, including pets of course, and not harmful to the environment.
At Good Dirt, we are taking our expertise in growing, our love of learning, and sharing that with better products for the garden. Every one of our products has a story to tell about sustainability and each one is based on the model: Good Gardening is Good for the Earth. Grow Clean with Good Dirt.