It’s been quite a week for the biochar project here at Sacred Earth. Through customer feedback and the evidence at our warehouse, we were upset to discover that our Biochar Soil Booster’s eco-friendly packaging simply isn’t up to the job.
It’s only been just over a month since we launched, but we were shocked to find out that our Biochar Soil Booster has already managed to break through its packaging, which consists of two layers of compostable liners and an outer paper sack. Please rest assured that anyone who’s been affected by this issue will naturally be refunded and sent our heartfelt apologies.
As a result, we’ve had to introduce a temporary packaging measure. For the time being, we are using plastic containers – but we are on the hunt for a more environmentally friendly packaging solution for the long-term.
To say we are disappointed by this turn of events is an understatement. We spent months researching how to package up our Biochar Soil Booster in a way that wouldn’t harm the natural world. It made no sense to us to package up something so good for the environment in something that harmed it. The problem is that our Biochar Soil Booster is such a vibrant, living substance that it seems able to break down just about anything. We know other biochar-based garden product brands use plastic packaging, due to similar issues. However, we strove to avoid this situation. That being said, we are still avoiding single-use throw-away plastic packaging. There are many further uses for our plastic tubs, once they’ve been emptied of biochar – bucket, planter and Lego storage to name just three!
If anyone knows of a way we can store such a potent organic substance in environmentally-friendly packaging, we would love to hear from you! In the meantime, thank you for bearing with us and apologies all round. On the up side, we hope this shows you the sheer potency of our Biochar Soil Booster! It really is one of the best things you can add to your soil.
We have repackaged up all the stock in the warehouse, so orders are still going out. Don’t forget that autumn-winter is the best time to feed your soil and start rejuvenating the microbial ecosystem in preparation for next year’s growing season. You can order from here.