In line with its vision to be an ambassador for the environment, CoirGreen recently launched four upgraded environmentally friendly products that focus on soil conservation. The products are alternatives to hard revetments such as concrete and stone walls. Using soil conservation products made out of coir is very advantageous. Coir fibre comes from an entirely renewable source and is a by-product from an established industry where it was formerly regarded as a waste product. Furthermore, coir uses water economically and is also an ideal soil improver. Therefore, using products made out of coir is environmentally beneficial.
The upgraded soil conservation products are
· Erosion control blankets
· Coir Logs and
· Coir Pallets
Erosion Control Blankets
Coir erosion control blankets, also known as coconut blankets or coir blankets, are used extensively for slope stabilization, landslide stabilization and river-bank protection purposes. They are easily transported and deployed, can be secured in place, and can eventually become part of the soil structure. The blankets are environmentally friendly and do not pose potential contamination risks. There are no hazardous chemicals or synthetic materials within the matrix. Over a period of time coir, which is eco friendly and biodegradable, completely disintegrates leaving only humus.
Geotextiles or Coir netting (Coir matting) CGgeo ™ reduces soil erosion and is used globally for bioengineering and slope stabilization applications. Geotextiles have no synthetic materials. They are strong, durable, waterproof and salt water resistant. Geotextiles are used for stream/river bank protection, shoreline stabilization, slope stabilization in railway cutting and embankments, sediment control and so on.
The easy to install, 100% natural CoirGreen logs are made out of cylinder or square shaped netting packed with coir fiber. The logs are eco-friendly and biodegradable. CG logs are used for stream bank stabilization, shoreline protection, wetland mitigation etc. The logs can easily be anchored with wooden stakes. Over a period of time the logs completely disintegrate leaving only humus.
Coir pallets, also known as coir pillows, are widely used for establishing vegetation around lakes, canals and rivers. The pallets are a suitable alternative to hard revetments. Coir has a high content of lignin and this means that the fibre can cope with high-energy water flows and has a long degradation period of 3-5 years. CoirGreen produces coir pallets which are 100% natural and biodegradable. The pallets are made from a combination of mattress fibre and coir netting cases.
The Earth’s soil provides ecosystem services which are critical for life. The soil acts as a water filter and a growing medium. It provides habitat for billions of organisms; contributes to biodiversity and supplies most of the antibiotics used to fight diseases. Humans use soil as a holding facility for solid waste, filter for wastewater, and foundation for our cities and towns. Soil is the basis of our agro ecosystems which provide us with feed, fiber, food and fuel.
“A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself” – Franklin Roosevelt