We are actively allocating resources to work on a viable solution to this problem. One such program is the Missouri Botanical Gardens Pots to Planks initiative, of which Monrovia has been a proud sponsor. This program turns recycled garden containers into usable landscape lumber. In 2018, the program kept more than 158,000 pounds of plastic garden containers from entering the waste stream.
In addition, there are several solutions currently under trial in our research department; one that we are currently testing is the use of biodegradable pots. We hope that the current testing will provide us with an alternative to plastic in the near future.