For over 90 years EB Stone has maintained a commitment to supporting a greener environment. We have helped gardeners throughout the west maintain their landscapes and gardens with a variety of quality products, including organic fertilizers and soil amendments throughout our many years in the market.
With the introduction of our EB Stone Organics product line we accelerated our commitment to greener gardens and helped to launch key innovations in the fertilizer world by incorporating beneficial soil microbes, like mycorrhizal fungi, in our products.
We continue to seek ways to be a better steward and a greener business.
In 2011 two windmills went online at our production facility in Susuin, CA. Because we are located in some of the best wind power areas of California, we were producing more electricity than required by the end of 2011.
The irony of being an organic fertilizer company, and thereby a steward of the environment, and yet having to sell packaged products is not lost on us. In 2010 we began an initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of all of our packaging.
While many of our competitors have elected to package their fertilizers in non-recyclable laminated plastic bags, we found a way to meet the demands of the market for weather resistant packaging and yet still allow for recycling in most communities. In the spring of 2010 we began to transition our traditional boxes to a new package. Made out of materials similar to orange juice cartons our boxes can be recycled through most recycling programs in the county. We have also partnered with the Climate Neutral program to offset the carbon required to print our boxes by contributing to alternative energy programs around the world.
At the same time, we have sought to find less toxic zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks and newer coatings to reduce the harmful environmental side effects of our packaging.
As we develop new bags, we are committed to using as much post consumer waste as possible and continuing to use recyclable plastics in all of our poly bags. Our new E.B. Stone Organics Indoor Soil line is the first to use 35% post consumer plastics. This reduces the amount of plastic going to the landfill and uses less energy to produce.
As we rebuilt from a devastating fire in 2006, that left our production facility in ruins, we have also sought to incorporate energy saving innovations in our buildings from skylights to allow for daytime operations without the need of electric lights, to state of the art lighting that turns itself off if parts of the building are unoccupied.
We know that when you purchase our E.B. Stone Organics products you are doing so because you believe in a greener garden and environment. We believe that we are obligated to provide you with the best quality organic products that we can, but to also do what we can to reduce our own footprint in the world.