Ohio EPA praises Scotts Miracle-Gro for environmental stewardship
“Scotts Company creates garden products, but as environmental stewards they have been innovative, obtaining waste feed stock that can provide plant nutrition and incorporating this material into products that keep 5 billion pounds of what would have been waste out of our landfills,” Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler said. “Businesses with this type of innovative thinking are changing the way we do business in Ohio, creating jobs and making it a better place to live.”
In addition to using materials like residential yard waste, processed agricultural livestock manure, forest industry sawdust, woodchip byproduct and pre-consumer food waste, Scotts also works with its suppliers to encourage their adoption of environmentally friendly practices. The company has also removed phosphorus from its lawn maintenance products, helping combat harmful algal blooms in the state’s waterways.
The E3 program honors Ohio companies for their environmental stewardship through four tiers of recognition: Achievement, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To attain gold-level status, companies must demonstrate their environmental commitment through comprehensive environmental stewardship programs.