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Manufacture of Compostable Plant Containers Utilizing Anaerobic Digester Fibers…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99201
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-00344
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.11
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ECO - COMPOSITES LLC
845 ALLEN DR Holland, MI 49423-4501
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Manufacture of Compostable Plant Containers Utilizing Anaerobic Digester Fibers in Standard Molding Processes
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,205.00
 

Abstract:

: The Green Horticulture Industry contributed $150.0 billion (2004 dollars) to the nation's economy in 2002 and employed ~ 2 million people. Nearly every floral crop and many nursery crops are grown in plastic containers. Consumer demand for product-stewardship or environmentally conscious products is rapidly rising; but what is the best way to market alternative containers or recycling programs for plant containers Nationally, manufacturing nursery pots, flats and packs uses 320 million pounds of plastic annually. The problem can be addressed by redesigning horticultural plant packaging. There are a variety of bio-containers which allow material decomposition of the packaging products ( pots and trays). None of the current offerings of packaging products meet functional, decomposition and cost expectation of commercial horticultural growers.

Principal Investigator:

Carey Boote
PRESIDENT
6169905333
carey.boote@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Carey Boote
PRESIDENT
6169905333
carey.boote@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ECO - COMPOSITES LLC
845 ALLEN DR Holland, MI 49423

EIN/Tax ID: 421528878
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No