Cocopeat and The Sustainability of the Humble Coconut

Coconut Trees - Cocopeat

Cocopeat and The Sustainability of the Humble Coconut

Dragon Sorb is made up of natural products and because you can’t sell anything these days without someone mentioning the environment, we thought it would be useful to explain why Dragon Sorb Cocopeat is seriously good for your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs.

What Exactly is Cocopeat?

There is some confusion about what cocopeat actually is so let’s start with a quick introduction.

Cocopeat is also known as coir pith, coir fibre pith, coir dust, or simply coir. It is made from coconut husks, which are by-products of other industries that use coconuts, including another of our own products – Nordic Dry. It is chiefly made up of coir fibre pith which is acquired by processing coconut husks and removing the long strands.

Cocopeat can hold large amounts of liquids. A kilogram will grow to 15 litres of damp cocopeat making it a naturally superior absorbent. Phenol, which is a chemical compound naturally found in cocopeat, makes it, the cocopeat, effectual at attaching to the oil when being used to clean up oil spills. This is obviously why we at Dragon Sorb love cocopeat so much.

Why is Cocopeat Great for Your CSR Programs?

One great thing about coconut trees is that they have no need of chemical fertilizers for growing. One tree can also yield up to 200 coconuts each year, which means that the humble coconut is a resource that is easily renewed. This all means that it is well-known for its environmental sustainability. This is why your company can proudly boast that when you are using Dragon Sorb absorbent, you are doing your bit for green issues.

The Wonders of Cocopeat

At Dragon Sorb, we don’t just recognize the scientific wonders of cocopeat. We also know the importance of having a solution to oil spills that does not do even more damage to the environment than is already being done. Using Dragon Sorb is a great start to the healing process for the harm done by oil spills.

Additionally, as cocopeat is a by-product of already existing processes in the coconut industry, it is not taken from places that are becoming damaged when coconuts are harvested. We mainly get our cocopeat from Vietnam, where we work closely with companies to ensure that our products are of the highest possible quality.

With an environmentally friendly and affordable product, we can help keep our planet clean for our children and our children’s children.