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Sustainability Wins the Day - Four Oaks Retail Product of the Year Award 2020


Newcomers to the gardening industry, Southern Trident was announced the winner of Best New Retail Product of the Year Award on September 8th at The Spirit of Four Oaks Virtual new products showcase. You can read more about the awards and winners at

The prestigious Garden Retail award, recognises Southern Trident’s success in innovative sustainable product and packaging solutions for the retail growing media market. The range of Coco & Coir branded peat-free and plastic-free coir growing media blocks are packaged in easy-to-carry 100% recyclable and compostable packaging. The coir blocks are wrapped in a 100% compostable starch bag and sold to the consumer in a corrugated box made of FSC kraft paper board with easy to carry handles. Even, the branded labels are FSC mix credit self adhesive paper.

Sally Drury, Technical Editor and Judge at Haymarket Publishing said: "I like the packaging because it is sustainable - better than plastic sacks."

Balaji Manoharan, Southern Trident’s Managing Director says: “It’s been yet another humbling experience in our journey. We are thrilled that our Peat Free, Plastic Free range has been recognised and awarded Retail Product of the year at Four Oaks. Like most sectors, the garden industry has been through a lot this year, to say the least. Respect and gratitude to all those have stood strong and together. We look forward to continuing to build partnerships with the garden retail sector across the UK.”

Southern Trident is a UK company with strong roots in India offering high quality coir based growing medium direct from source to market in a fully Southern Trident managed seamless operation, through its brand Coco & Coir. The increasing demand for Southern Trident eco-friendly products has resulted in development plans to expand its accredited production facility in India and explore emerging technologies to further reduce the environmental impact of production. 

The Southern Trident team look forward to your enquiries and questions.

In the first instance contact:
Ian Riggs, Director of Sales & Opportunity, Tel 07368 134605

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