Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coir Pallets - An environmentally friendly product from an environmentally friendly company

It was the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in the USA. The storm had caused chaos to the environment and the ecology was disrupted.

Lake George in the state of New York was hit hard. Its banks were destroyed and water was starting to creep out. However, a group of courageous young people got together and started rebuilding the banks;  However, a group of courageous young people got together and started rebuilding the banks; and one of the materials they used to rebuild the banks was coir pallets (coir pillows).

Coir is used globally as a means to protect lakes and other watercourses.

In fact, New York City’s world renowned Central Park uses coir to stabilize the shoreline of the park’s lake. The edges of the lake slowly crumbles and erodes every year and the park’s management reconstructs the shoreline with interwoven coconut fibers bound together with biodegradable netting.

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 organic nature of our pallets makes it a perfect solution for areas where environmental sensitivity is a must.

Our pallets can be used for stream/ river bank protection, for protection against wind erosion and as a stormwater channel. The pallets are easy to install and are of high tensile strength and durability.

The pallets can also be vegetated with any mix of native wetland plants. Vegetation can be planted according to the unique erosion control needs of the environment.

Proper sediment control practices are very important to preserve our environment. More than 2 billion tons of sediment are deposited in water bodies every year and this disrupts the food chain and destroys the ecosystem.

CoirGreen Coir pallets are an effective sediment control measure. They are economical, biodegradable and do not entrap animals. Unlike other sediment control substances such as rocks or silt fences, coir pallets are biodegradable and do not need to be removed.

When creating the coir pallet, we strived to form a product that was totally environmentally friendly. Coir Green’s ultimate goal is to be an ambassador for the environment by promoting the use of environmentally sustainable products.

The environment is the lifeblood of our company and we believe that it is our duty to take care of it.

More information on Coir Pallets, please contact CoirGreen by visiting our website. www.coirgreen.com