Our Green Commitment

At Rogue Hydro we do all we can to be Green. Shipping grow lights, tents and other hydro supplies can generate a lot of biodegradable waste. All of our recyclable waste is disposed of properly. While we do what we can to avoid waste most of the waste we produce is paper based products. The great thing about paper products is that they have a wide range of uses. Here is what we do with ours:

  • We use shredded paper for bedding in our worm farms and compost bins. 
  • The remaining shredded paper is made into improvised fuel pellets to burn during the winter or in fire pits/camping during the summer. Great for having a beer at the fire pit after tending your garden ;)
  • Cardboard is reused if at all possible. During spring we use cardboard to line bed to prevent weeds. 
  • If there is any remaining cardboard it is picked up and recycled.

 

Our goal is to keep as much of the recycling in-house as possible. We do all of this to reduce our carbon footprint and that of our suppliers.

    For packaging our hydro supplies we use combinations of air cushioning material and packaging paper and biodegradable peanuts, all of which is easily recyclable. For air cushions simply pop or cut to deflate and then recycle the plastic film as you would with other plastic films or plastic shopping bags. The packaging paper can be reused or recycled with other paper products. Biodegradable packing peanuts will dissolve when water is added and will quickly degrade to corn starch paste even if thrown in the trash. Regularly we use non-toxic biodegradable packing peanuts made from corn starch to pack our fragile shipments in, but we also recycle any styrofoam peanuts that we receive.