- Target is First Retail Outlet to Carry EcoScraps Brand at Locations Nationwide
- EcoScraps’ Manure- and Chemical-Free Potting Soil is Held to the Highest Eco-Friendly Standards
PROVO, Utah (February 26, 2013) – EcoScraps, a provider of organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products, today announced that its sustainable, 100 percent organic, potting soil is now available at more than 1,700 Target stores nationwide. This marks the first time that EcoScraps will appear on the shelves of a major retailer at the national level.
The move is an historic expansion for EcoScraps, as it enters just its third year of operations. The company’s process is unique because it enables retailers to recycle produce waste from their grocery department and then resell it as an organic lawn and garden alternative across the store. Stocking its shelves with EcoScraps’ potting soil is in alignment with Target’s mission of integrating environmental sustainability into every facet of its business, and its commitment to expanding its selection of sustainable product choices that effectively balance price, performance and convenience.
“There is no national brand that is bringing organic, sustainable lawn and garden products to consumers like EcoScraps is,” said Nancy Pfund, managing partner at DBL Investors. “The growth that this company has seen in just a few short years validates that EcoScraps answers a large consumer need that has not been met until now. As awareness about EcoScraps’ products continues to grow, I anticipate that other major retailers will follow Target’s lead.”
EcoScraps is dedicated to doing all that it can to help better the planet and conserve its resources. Target shoppers will find EcoScraps’ products are held to the highest eco-friendly standards while maintaining the industry’s highest levels of lawn and garden performance. Safe for children, pets and the planet, EcoScraps recycles produce waste that would otherwise be hauled into the nation’s landfills to create methane – a greenhouse gas emission more harmful than CO2.
“There is no way to overstate what a big milestone this is for us,” said EcoScraps CEO and co-founder, Dan Blake. “This partnership with Target underscores the drive for consumers to find simple, easy ways to use sustainable high-quality products and we are excited to be a part of that.”
For more information about EcoScraps, visit ecoscraps.com
EcoScraps is an organic lawn and garden products manufacturer that was established in 2010. Its process recycles food waste into nutrient-rich products that help plants grow healthier in the most environmentally friendly way possible. EcoScraps has received several awards in its short history, including the 2010 Sparkseed Innovator honor, 2010 SOCAP Scholar, Utah Business’ 2012 Sustainable Business Award and was named as one of the Top 25 Most Promising Social Ventures in America by Businessweek. To learn more about EcoScraps and its products, visit: ecoscraps.com.