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This entry was posted on February 16, 2019 by Michael DiPaolo.
As an appliance, the AeroGarden is
-- Designed for re-use, again and again, year after year
-- Designed for energy efficiency (the AeroGarden Classic uses less electricity than a 60 watt light bulb, new LED models only 30 watts or less)
-- AeroGarden is constructed entirely of recyclable components. Any and all parts can be taken to any facility that accepts electronics recycling. CFL Grow Lights (compact fluorescent lights) can be recycled at Home Depot stores.
-- BPA-free plastics throughout
-- Many parts of AeroGarden packaging are recyclable: cardboard shipping boxes are recyclable at most local facilities. Paperboard seed kit boxes and formed paperboard packing materials are recyclable as paperboard (the same as cereal boxes and egg cartons). Bio-domes are recyclable PET plastic (#1). Grow Baskets are recyclable ABS plastic.
-- AeroGrow continually strives to lessen the environmental impacts of all its products. Since inception we have made the following improvements: styrofoam packing was replaced by formed-paperboard packing (now recyclable). The growing medium was changed to increase biodegradability (now above 90%).
-- Our Grow Anything Kits and Garden Starter Systems include reusable Grow Domes, Baskets and Trays, as well as replaceable, 90% biodegradable, growing media.
-- Increased photon flux to plants with newly-engineered CFL bulbs, with no increase in power usage
-- All AeroGardens with two bulbs use about 60 watts, averaging 42; AeroGardens with three bulbs use fewer than 80 watts, averaging 56
-- LED lighting introduced in 2013 is even more energy efficient, using only 30 watts for the largest AeroGarden models, and only 20 watts for the smaller model.
-- Reduced ink on all new packaging and in product literature
This entry was posted in FAQ's and tagged lights, AeroGarden Sustainability, Sustainability, efficient, energy, biodegradable, reuse, BPA, BPA-free, recyclable, recycle on February 16, 2019 by Michael DiPaolo.
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