PittMoss® manufactures revolutionary products from organic recycled paper, including
environmentally-friendly gardening mixes that also require less water!
These peat-free and locally-sourced upcycled products reduce the need for chemical additives and extend the time between waterings.
Peat is harvested from peatlands, which are considered the world's largest terrestrial organic carbon stock. When drained, they release both carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. Draining a peat bog the size of a football field releases as much carbon dioxide as driving a car three times around the planet! Peatlands are also important and fragile ecosystems -- hubs for rich bio-diversity.
Preventing the use of peat is projected to prevent the release of tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide.
PittMoss® is instead made with a unique engineered fiber that has superior water-holding qualities. Its physical properties stop the water from running off, and instead, store the water to release it back to the plant when needed. Not only does it increase the time between watering, it also manages the water more efficiently.
PittMoss is made from engineered up-cycled cellulosic fibers, like newspaper, that would ordinarily end up in a landfill.
It is specifically engineered to provide optimal management of applied resources, like water. It also has an incredible wettability, water retention, and availability. This makes for better use of resources by storing and delivering it to plants as they need it, thereby reducing runoff.
Pittmoss has no toxic components. And, its unique properties reduce reliance on surfactants, fertilizers, and other chemical additives. It also doesn't contain any seeds, insects, wetting agents, or other impurities.
PittMoss holds onto any applied inputs. Similar to its ability to retain water, it reduces the amount of leaching that would typically occur, and reduces both phosphorous and nitrogen runoff.
Commercially available since 2017, gardeners report excellent results for flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs.
Category: Sustainable & Precision Agriculture
Based in: Ambridge, PA
Founded in: 2015