EcoScraps Potting Soil, Made from Grocers’ Produce Waste, Now Available Nationwide Through Target

100% Organic Potting Soil now Available at More Than 1,700 Target Stores Nationwide.

March 4, 2013

Big news for DBL Part­ners’ port­fo­lio com­pany Eco­scraps: 

Now you can find Eco­scraps 100 per­cent all organic pot­ting soil at any of Target’s more than 1700 stores across the United States!  What a fan­tas­tic val­i­da­tion for this com­pany this news is.  Eco­scraps got its start (as do many dar­lings in busi­ness) in a dorm room when two stu­dents eat­ing a buf­fet style break­fast com­mon to most col­leges, won­dered if there was a way to make a busi­ness out of all the wasted food they saw.

See the full story from Sus­tain­able Brands here.

Target

Eco­Scraps, a provider of organic, chem­i­cal– and manure-​​free lawn and gar­den prod­ucts, today announced that its 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 a sig­nif­i­cant expan­sion for Eco­Scraps, as it enters just its third year of oper­a­tions. The company’s unique process enables retail­ers to recy­cle pro­duce waste from their gro­cery depart­ment and resell it as an organic lawn and gar­den soil sup­ple­ment. Sell­ing 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 Part­ners. “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’ 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.”