Georgia Sod Supplier Announces Additional Environmental Initiative

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A&N Sod Supply Inc. has announced it will begin using environmentally-sound netting on delivered sod. Beginning sometime in January, the Georgia firm will begin phasing out plastic products that are common when delivering sod to customers and laying the turf.

A&N Sod Supply Inc. has announced it will begin using environmentally-sound netting on delivered sod. Beginning sometime in January, the Georgia firm will begin phasing out plastic products that are common when delivering sod to customers and laying the turf.

"We often say we are growing greener every day," said owner Adam Brodofsky. "We are a company dedicated to being earth-friendly. Abandoning plastic for a biodegradable product is our latest commitment."

Brodofsky explained that netting is put on a cut of sod to hold the roots, dirt and grass blades in place during shipment, and also as the roots take hold, which occurs after about three weeks.

"When we found an alternative that simply dissolves over a period of time, we knew it would be the next phase of our green initiative. Plastic never degrades, but there is no way to get it out from under growing grass. This creates a long term human hazard. We're talking about the stuff being around for centuries. There is also an immediate concern. Plastic netting can stick up, show through, and sometimes create a hazard for a pet or small child."

He pointed out that the company had already adopted environmental policies including using biodiesel in a majority of its fleet of vehicles; eliminating all but 2% of paper used in running the business; doing no print advertising; invoicing without paper by using email; and encouraging its sod farms to use biodegradable fertilizer.

Brodofsky said, "Switching from plastic is a huge initiative. But like so many opportunities to be environmentally sound, our customers and our company end up saving money. The biodegradable material is cheaper than plastic, so we pass those savings on to our customers. This leading edge netting works just as well as plastic. It is a commitment to convert our operation, but it was a no-brainer decision."

"When we see the current threat to the Gulf coast of our beloved Georgia, it is a reminder of our continuing effort to reduce dependency on oil products, including plastic. There are dozens of sod farms, sod suppliers like us, and sod installing firms in Georgia alone. Imagine the impact on the earth if every one of them stopped using plastic netting. We hope to lead the way, and demonstrate that going green has a double meaning: saving the earth, and saving money."

For media information contact Adam Brodofsky at 404-867-8501

http://www.877getgrass.com

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