QUALITY TULIPS BY UITTENBOGAARD RECEIVES FIRST PLANETPROOF LABEL
As of the 5th of February, PolderPride’s Uittenbogaard is the first Tulip breeder with the special certificate ‘PlanetProof’! This is a great step towards a sustainable environment and durable Tulips.
POLDERPRIDE’S PLANETPROOF TULIPS
At OZ Export we value the sustainability and therefore support flower nurseries like PolderPride’s Uittenbogaard. At Uittenbogaard sustainability is of utmost importance. They are always on the hunt for the newest durable technologies since they were established in 1910.
Photo Credits: Polderpride – Breeder Uittenbogaard and other PolderPride breeders
WHAT IS PLANETPROOF?
In the flower industry sustainability is becoming more and more important. Breeders are trying to implement more durable processes.
SMK recently introduced the label ‘On the way to PlanetProof’. By meeting the PlanetProof quality requirements, farmers and growers help to make the air cleaner, soils more fertile, water purer and they can attract more nature to their farms. This certification program is developed together with growers, external experts, the Dutch trade association for bulb flowers (KAVB), retail companies and representatives of social organizations.
The goal is to harmonise the balance between the farm and the environment and reduce our impact on the planet. “We are on the way to PlanetProof!” The new label will only be available to holders of the Milieukeur plant-based products label.
In order to receive this label the breeders need to fulfill requirements of the following matters:
✓ PlanetProof bulbs planting
✓ Crop protection and emission
✓ Energy and climate
✓ Biodiversity and landscape
✓ Water quality and quantity
✓ Packaging and waste
✓ Working conditions
Photo Credits: Polderpride – PolderPride’s Uittenbogaard receiving the PlanetProof certificate
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Photo Credits: Polderpride – Some of PolderPride’s Tulips