100% renewable, peat-free and organic

At the Coconut Compost Company, we strive to make our products easy to use, eco-friendly and affordable, giving you peace of mind that you’re making the most ethical choice for your home or gardening projects. Our product comes in recyclable, biodegradable, plastic-free packaging, ensuring it is safe for the planet.

Coir (also known as coconut fibre) comes from the coconut husk and is one of the most sustainable gardening peat-free composts that you can buy because it’s a waste product from the coconut industry.

Over recent years, coir has become the #1 most sustainable alternative to peat, popular with commercial farmers across the UK and the world. In fact, many of the vegetables and berries you buy in the shops have been grown with coir, especially if they have been grown in the UK.

Did you know….an average tree produces an astonishing 150 coconuts per year?

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Why coconut compost?

Coconut compost, or coir is one of the most sustainable growing mediums and is a fantastic eco-friendly alternative to peat. Here’s why:

  • 100% biodegradable and renewable (you can harvest coconuts every 45 days!).
  • Naturally organic, sterile, and free from pathogens or weeds.
  • pH-neutral and excellent at retaining nutrients.
  • Suitable for all your gardening needs. Just add fertiliser.
  • Absorbs 30% more water than peat.
  • Provide quick harvests and bigger yields.
  • Can be reused up to three times.
  • Compressed before shipping to minimise carbon emissions.
  • Easier to rewet when dry than peat.
  • Offers excellent drainage and room for the root system.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Can be kept indefinitely in its dry form.

Our suppliers

Our coconut compost is created in Sri Lanka and processed with the utmost care and attention to environmental and ethical standards at our factories. It has both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications to recognise its adherence to international sustainability standards.

After harvest, the coconut farmers remove the husk from the coconut, and this is sent to the factory where the husks are processed. The factory uses a state-of-the-art wastewater recycling facility to make sure wastewater from the processes do not harm the environment. This vital step removes natural salts or debris and ensures that no harmful particles enter the natural environment.

Next, the coconut compost is compressed to the correct size to make it easier to transport and minimise emissions, then we use our lightweight, eco-friendly, plastic-free, biodegradable packaging to further reduce our carbon footprint.

The coconut compost will then be shipped by sea to reduce the carbon footprint.

Our commitment to the community

When it comes to social sustainability, the factories tick all those boxes with a strict no-child labour policy, set working hours, strict health and safety measures, a wage above the industry average and benefits including healthcare, meals, and transport.

This helps provide essential income and opportunities to Sri Lankans who want to escape the poverty trap, supporting the local community.

It also supports orphanages and provides work experience for orphans once they reach adulthood.

We will be committed to giving back to Sri Lanka, by donating 10% of our profits to handpicked charitable organisations that can provide aid to those most in need.

Together, we can make sustainable gardening a reality while helping those less fortunate than us.

How we’re supporting the people of Sri Lanka