• 05 November 2018

In order to stimulate sustainability in the chain, Royal FloraHolland will present the Greenovation Awards at the Trade Fair Aalsmeer this year for the second time. Cast your vote!

The floriculture industry is changing. Globally, there are many developments in the field of sustainable production and trade. The international consumer increasingly expects a sustainable product. The number of entries for the 2018 Greenovation Awards proves that producers and traders increasingly recognize the importance of sustainability. A professional jury assessed all entries and determined the nominations in the 'Best Concept' and 'Best Article' categories.

Positive developments in packaging materials
A sizeable part of the nominations concerns developments in the area of packaging materials for plants and flowers - paper, cardboard and degradable biomaterials as an alternative to plastics. The jury wholeheartedly welcomes these developments. This way we are making the change from plastics to much more sustainable alternatives together.
The jury calls on the entire sector to drive this development forward, ensuring that our sector is no longer associated with plastic waste, or at least very little. This could for example happen by combining various entries into comprehensive concepts for the growing and packaging of flowers and plants.

Nominated in the category 'Best Article'

Name Stand number Article
Ter Laak Orchids D.5 Authentic Orchids
an der Arend Tropical Plantcenter V 25.2 Nature's Chance, plant pots
Leerdam Orchids 26.5 Root16
Lily Company 21.5 Planet Proof lily bulbs
Zentoo 1.2 Compostable flower sleeves

Nominated in the category 'Best Concept'

Name Stand number Name concept
Van der Velde Waterplanten 26.12 Ecoworld 
Ovata 40.22 Because we care 
Handelskwekerij Ubink B.V. 32.14 Fair Flora

Cast your vote on 7 November
The nominations will be presented in the Royal FloraHolland House at the Trade Fair Aalsmeer. During the first day of the trade fair and during the family evening, you can personally assess the nominations. You and the professional jury, each for 50%, will determine this year's winners. So, cast your vote on 7 November 2018!

Awards presentation

The Awards will be presented by Steven van Schilfgaarde (CEO Royal FloraHolland) on Thursday 8 November 2018 at 1 PM in the Royal FloraHolland House.