Berner’s garden fertilizer made from recycled nutrients sold well on its first summer – a donation based on sales was made to Baltic Sea work

News / 1.11.2017

Berner’s GreenCare Friend of the Environment garden fertilizer made from recycled nutrients, made a good sales record on its first summer. Berner made a sales-based donation to BSAG’s work for the Baltic Sea. Berner Oy will continue co-operation with BSAG next year.

Berner Oy’s Baltic Sea commitment is to explore the new possibilities of recycling nutrients to keep them from entering the waterways. The commitment brought the GreenCare Friend of the Environment garden fertilizer to the S Group’s gardening stores last spring. Berner also supports BSAG’s work for the Baltic Sea through donations based on product sales. The first donation was made at the end of the garden season this autumn.

– The good sales show that the demand for environmentally friendly horticultural products is high. Customers have pointed out this as a practical example of the much talked about Circular Economy. We have also been commended for the fact that raw materials of animal origin have not been used in the product, says product manager Arja Laivonen from Berner Oy.

– We are delighted to continue the co-operation with Berner Oy. Recycling different side streams to produce garden fertilizers, reduces nutrient emissions to the Baltic Sea. In addition, use of such organic fertilizers bring carbon to the soil, and the good condition of the soil contributes to plant growth and nutrient availability, says BSAG’s Secretary General Mathias Bergman.

The entire production chain of GreenCare Friend of the Environment garden fertilizer is as environmentally friendly as possible. Much of the raw materials used in the fertilizer, such as cereal sprouts and side streams of sugar production, have until now been completely untapped as plant nutrients. Herbal sprouts add beneficial micro-organisms to the soil, improve soil structure and add carbon to the soil.

Berner will continue to explore the new possibilities of recycling nutrients and making products in line with circular economy.