No one is against sustainability - but how can horticulturalists and trade companies implement them economically in everyday life? GASA GROUP Germany is intensively involved in this topic at the IPM 2020 in Essen. The stand of GASA is in hall 1 at location 1D12.A.
"Sustainability must be practicable"
"Over the past few months, we have intensively intensified the already very good exchange on this topic with numerous partners. This ranges from production to sales, to research institutions and associations, "says manager Michael Bongers. The cooperation of GASA GROUP Germany with the society "Nachhaltige Zierpflanzenproduktion", to whose board Michael Bongers belongs, was twice awarded. "Together with our growers and customers, we were also able to advance some projects. And for 2020, our focus is clearly on putting sustainability into practice. We have a number of ideas that we would like to develop with our producers and customers."
At IPM, GASA GROUP Germany will present a number of topics in the "sustainability" spectrum. There is, of course, sustainable plant production. "We can offer a large number of products that have been produced under sustainable aspects and from which our customers can assemble their assortments individually," says Michael Bongers. It continues with the presentation of goods and the packaging. "Sustainable pots and ecological plant labels with individual design are a way to represent the environmental friendliness as well as the peculiarities of our own range. Here, for example, we work closely together with Etiketten Köster, which has opened a production site in our halls in Kevelaer, so that even short-term orders can be implemented. "POS concepts such as a individually printable, environmentally friendly Retailbox are also part of this range of solutions. And special plants that appeal to individualists as well as to the environmentally conscious customers are another aspect of the IPM presentation by GASA GROUP Germany. These include, for example, wildflower bulbs and bee-friendly Helleborus in special sorts.
"These are just a few examples of our solving approaches," Bongers continues. "We have developed many other ideas and would like to implement them in the near future with our suppliers and customers. We would like to discuss them at the IPM in order to work in partnership and yet individually on practicable sustainability."
Visit us at booth 1D12.A