This label applies to our potted bulbs production. MPS has the target to reduce use of e.g. disinfectants, economical use of energy and the processing and separation of waste. On a number of components to be achieved are points that result in a score. A number of points in the highest category defines the classification MPS-A+, in which class we also find ourselves.
More about the MPS can be read at www.my-mps.com
No black trays and pots
Black plastic trays and pots are the cheapest but also the most difficult to recycle. That is why they are usually burned in the waste stream. This is the reason why we no longer use these colour pots and trays, and why we accept the extra purchasing costs (approx. 5%) for pot colours that are easily recyclable.
Disinfection of bulbs
Until last year, most of our flower bulbs were disinfected to prevent diseases and fungi after planting them in pots. These disinfectants are all legally permitted. Last year we took a critical look at this and, in consultation with our advisor, decided to limit disinfection to narcissi only. The other bulbs are no longer disinfected before planting. In order to prevent more loss of bulbs as a result, we have to carefully examine the flower bulbs we purchase.
Of course, we separate al our waste, including organic waste, wood, paper / cardboard and residual waste. These are all removed in separate waste streams.