Bolayo at Summer of Innovation in the WHC

This summer, the Bolayo cultivation pot will participate in the Summer of Innovation at the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk. This inspiring exhibition packed with innovations can be visited all summer and there are several guided tours along the exhibition. Our new, innovative, sustainable cultivation pot Bolayo is shown in our stand at the exhibition. Monday July 20 there was an opening where every participant was allowed to give a short pitch about the innovation. This was very interesting, with very innovative participants. The Summer of Innovation is open until September 4, 2020 and is definitely worth a (online) visit.

Check the website for information and opening times.

Out pitch at the opening of the Summer of Innovation in the World Horti Center.

Bolayo sustainable cultivation pot entered the market

This week, for the first time, the Bolayo cultivation pot was put on the market by a grower. The pot is part of the plastic-free concept of Mulders Sierteelt from Middelbeers. The plastic-free Physalis Peruviana (Inca Gouda) from Mulders Sierteelt, with the sustainable Bolayo cultivation pot, was nominated for the Greennovation Award in September 2019. Now this new, innovative concept is for sale for the first time at the auction or FloraExchange.

The edible Physalis Peruviana (Inca Gouda) has been certified sustainably grown by Mulders Sierteelt, with the MPS Global GAP FV certificate for the growing conditions and the MPS GRASP certificate for the social conditions. In addition, Mulders Sierteelt has a bee hotel in the yard and the residual water is collected in a bio ditch, cleaned and reused in a natural way. Mulders Sierteelt received the Agrofood Plume from the province of Brabant for this in 2018.

The plant is cultivated and delivered in the sustainable Bolayo cultivation pot instead of a plastic cultivation pot. This pot consists of 100% natural raw materials and is biodegradable. Replacing the plastic cultivation pot reduces the use of fossil raw materials, prevents plastic litter and also reduces the CO2 score of the plant. The innovative Bolayo pot proves to be a responsible replacement for the plastic pot in various crops. The pot withstands the process of potting and cultivation and ultimately ensures a beautiful and natural product for the consumer.

The pot in combination with the Physalis Peruviana, which offers the consumer the opportunity to grow the healthy Inca Goldberry in their own garden, is a unique concept. Both in terms of the plant and the material for cultivation. The sales concept of the plastic-free Inca Goldberry is completed with a plastic-free label and a cardboard Ecoclicktray. As a result, all plastic elements have been replaced for sustainable alternatives to natural materials. This concept is proof that the plastic-free plant is possible for various crops.

Bolayo pot nominated for Greenovation Award

The Bolayo cultivation pot from WPT Biobased is, together with Mulders Sierteelt, nominated for the Greenovation Award, with the entry “Physalis Peruviana (Inca Cape berry) in sustainable Bolayo cultivation pot”. The Greenovation Award is presented during by Royal Flora Holland during the Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2019.

The edible Physalis Peruviana (Inca Cape berry) is certified sustainably grown by Mulders Sierteelt, in terms of both growing and social conditions. The plant is grown plastic-free with our Bolayo cultivation pot and plastic-free label produced by Joh. Enschede Amsterdam.

The entire concept consists of 100% natural materials and is biodegradable, it reduces the use of plastic and fossil materials, prevents plastic litter and reduces the CO2 emission. The pot and packaging in combination with the Physalis Peruviana, which offers the consumer the possibility to grow the healthy Inca Cape berry in their own garden, is a unique concept.

Information about the award:

WPT Biobased becomes proud member of Benefits of Nature

By becoming a member of Benefits of Nature, WPT Biobased endorses the need for measurable improvements in the sustainability of the horticultural sector.

Benefits of Nature sees three steps towards sustainability.

MEASURING – Efficient sustainability starts with measuring: how sustainable is the company? Measuring provides insight into where the fastest, cheapest and easiest can be made sustainable.

IMPROVE – How can sustainability be improved? It can be as simple as switching to renewable energy or replacing one resource with another. We know this by first measuring!

INNOVATION – Major steps in sustainability can be taken by working together in the chain to develop new products and systems. Together we can become more sustainable and increase the margins!

WPT Biobased endorses and supports the Benefits of Nature approach and wants to contribute to a more sustainable horticultural sector with the network of founding fathers and proud members. The environmental impact of the Bolayo cultivation pot will be determined and improved according to the Benefits of Nature method.

For more information, visit the Benefits of Nature website

WP Trading proud at nomination for the Rabobank Sustainable Innovation Prize

The final of the Rabobank Sustainable Innovation Prize took place on 21 March 2018. One of the two initiators of the Bolayo cultivation pot, WP Trading, was one of the three finalists in the Circular Economy category.

The jury carefully assessed the entries for their innovative capacity, social impact, sustainability, customer focus and profitability. What the jury of the WP Trading innovation thinks:

“WP Trading has been nominated for the combination of sustainable innovation (the bioresin) and the user’s convenience. The entire chain is included: the grower, retailer and the consumer. The innovation is feasible and scalable and has great potential. WP Trading has a good and solid network and therefore a good score on all criteria. ”

A video of all the finalists was shown during the presentation:

Unfortunately, WP Trading has not been declared as the winner of the Sustainable Innovation Prize in the Circular Economy category. We are of course extremely proud of the result achieved!

WP Trading named The New Hero 2017

On 19 December 2017, WP Trading, one of the two initiators of the Bolayo cultivation pot, was named The New Hero 2017 by VNO-NCW Westland-Delfland. During the year-end meeting, more than two hundred entrepreneurs voted for the most innovative company of the year. WP Trading left behind other nominees Hortikey, Keyplan and Qwestland.

From ten innovative companies, a selection of four innovative products had the chance to convince the public during the end-of-year meeting. With four films and four pitches, Keyplan, Qwestland, Hortikey and WP Trading competed with each other.

In a packed Rabobank in the Lier, more than two hundred entrepreneurs were the jury for the final of the 2017 New Hero Prize of VNO-NCW Westland Delfland. The prize, made possible in part by Rabobank Westland and the municipality of Westland, is awarded annually to the most innovative product in the region.

With its biodegradable plant pots, WP Trading has been named New Hero 2017 VNO-NCW Westland-Delfland. With no less than thirty-eight percent of the votes, WP Trading was the convincing winner of the evening. “Now we can focus on the large numbers. Our paper reality becomes a Westland reality, “says WP Trading’s Berber Vos. With the biodegradable plant pots, they hope to make their mark on horticulture in the Westland next year.