In its unprocessed state, coir dust is a waste product in its country of origin. Its use, therefore, does not involve the destruction of peat bogs and natural wetland wildlife habitat. It is a renewable resource with no hazardous disposal problems (unlike some alternatives such as rock wool).
Having carefully researched the question, Horticultural Coir Ltd is quite satisfied that the environmental input including the fossil fuel consumption associated with the transport of coir from Asia is significantly less than the environmental cost involved in the production and transport of peat moss and rock-wool. Coir is transported in a compressed compact state on scheduled vessels.
Horticultural Coir Ltd has fully embraced the UK Responsible Sourcing of Growing Media Scheme supported by the Horticultural Trade Association and the UK Government DEFRA department.