renewable & eco-friendly

renewable & eco-friendly

The coir that for peat’s sake uses is made from 100% washed and buffered coconut fibres. 

the product.

Made from the husks of coconuts, coir compost is one of the most environmentally friendly composts you can buy. When it comes to this hairy fruit, nothing goes to waste. The white centre is used for food or cosmetics, the long fibres of the husk are turned into ropes, brushes or matting and the shorter fibres are used for compost. These fibres are collectively called coir. Coir compost performs so well due to its superb absorption properties, making it very efficient at retaining nutrients vital for a plant’s growth.

Best of all, coir is renewable (as it grows on trees) unlike peat which takes hundreds of years to form in bogs and marshes. The coir that For Peat’s Sake uses is made from 100% coconut fibres. It’s washed and buffered, using the industry's first state-of-the-art wastewater recycling facility, to remove unwanted salts that occur naturally. After production, the coir compost is compressed to the correct size and packaged, which makes it super efficient to transport. The dry nature of our coir, means we can create a totally plastic-free product for you.

Our coir's manufacturing process meets internationally renowned environmental and ethical certifications.

our source.

Our supplier is based in Sri Lanka. They are ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified, they recycle water used during manufacturing, they often use biodegradable packaging, they support LEAF and are members of Sedex. All these policies and certifications ensure a high standard of manufacturing that protects the environment.

 As for social sustainability, they have a strict no-child-labour policy, set working hours with regular rest periods, and ensure health and safety measures are always met. They provide a wage that is above the industry average, a healthcare scheme, meals at work and transport. They also support their local temple through maintenance and community events, and have sponsored a local orphanage since 2005, providing food, educational materials, maintenance, as well as the opportunity for work experience when orphans reach 18 years old.

the product.

Made from the husks of coconuts, coir compost is one of the most environmentally friendly composts you can buy. When it comes to this hairy fruit, nothing goes to waste. The white centre is used for food or cosmetics, the long fibres of the husk are turned into ropes, brushes or matting and the shorter fibres are used for compost. These fibres are collectively called coir. Coir compost performs so well due to its superb absorption properties, making it very efficient at retaining nutrients vital for a plant’s growth.

Best of all, coir is renewable (as it grows on trees) unlike peat which takes hundreds of years to form in bogs and marshes. The coir that For Peat’s Sake uses is made from 100% coconut fibres. It’s washed and buffered, using the industry's first state-of-the-art wastewater recycling facility, to remove unwanted salts that occur naturally. After production, the coir compost is compressed to the correct size and packaged, which makes it super efficient to transport. The dry nature of our coir, means we can create a totally plastic-free product for you.

eco coir compost coco peat

our source.

Our supplier is based in Sri Lanka. They are ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified, they recycle water used during manufacturing, often use biodegradable packaging, support LEAF and are members of Sedex. All of these policies and certifications ensure a strict, high standard of manufacturing which protects the environment.

As for social sustainability, they have a strict no child labour policy, set working hours with regular rest periods, and supervisors continuously ensuring health and safety measures are always met. They provide a wage that is above the industry average, a healthcare scheme, meals at work and transport. They also support their local temple through maintenance and community events, and have sponsored a local orphanage since 2005, providing food, educational materials, maintenance, as well as the opportunity for work experience when orphans reach 18 years old.

offsetting our carbon footprint

Since our coir blocks are so compact and light, their carbon footprint is small. However, for every sale we make, we pay to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by postal transportation through 'Offset'. This helps fund the ‘Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation’ project. This is a 'Verified Carbon Standard' certified project that will be verified by Pachama using their monitoring technology. Proceeds go towards protecting the existing forest, improving the biomass through better forest management practices and verifying the progress of the project.

 We also make monthly donations to Forest Carbon. Forest Carbon specialises in woodland creation and peatland restoration for carbon capture and ecosystem services. Head over to www.forestcarbon.co.uk to find out more about their amazing work.

offsetting our carbon footprint.

offsetting our carbon footprint

offsetting our carbon footprint.

As the coir blocks are so small and light, their carbon footprint is small, one of the many benefits of the form of our product. However, for every sale we make, we pay to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by postal transportation through 'Offset'. This helps fund the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project. This is a 'Verified Carbon Standard' certified project that will be verified by Pachama using their monitoring technology. The money go towards protecting the existing forest, improving the biomass through better forest management practices, and verifying the progress of the project.

We also make monthly donations to Forest Carbon. Forest Carbon specialise in woodland creation and peatland restoration for carbon capture and ecosystem services. Head over to www.forestcarbon.co.uk to find out more about their amazing work!

offsetting our carbon footprint