The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. Our plastic is FDA food grade compliant and free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics. Additionally, we designed the Tower Garden® product for decades of use! Our plastic is several times thicker than almost all hydroponic products available on the market today. The plastic is also completely opaque, keeping all sunlight out (which naturally inhibits algae growth), and is UV stabilized for outdoor protection. Most white plastics are not opaque and degrade quickly over time, as solar UV radiation tends to break plastic down from the inside out.
Unfortunately, there are many lower grade plastics, even polystyrene foam, being widely used in the hydroponics industry. These products tend to degrade quickly under sunlight, and can sometimes leach harmful chemicals into the environment over long term use.
We believe that making an initial investment in good material — and staying away from short term disposable types of plastic — is a more sustainable choice that helps to sustain the planet for generations to come.