Garden Products Recycling Business Plan

Garden Products Recycling Business Plan

Hair Recycling Technologies’8217; (HRT), will have the business of: collecting, sanitizing, and selling human hair to be used in a consumer good. Our hair products are designed for home gardeners who can benefit from hair’s numerous elements and strong smell.

Our product’s ability to promote healthy plant life as well as deter pests and other animals will benefit the consumer. Hair Recycling Technologies initially will produce three products: HARE WAY pest deterrent, SMARTSOIL hair fertiliser, and an organic rose bush food.

Hair Recycling Technologies is entering a niche industry because human hair has never been used in this fashion before. The founders of the business believe this to be a unique and viable concept that reaches an untapped and high growth market. This venture offers exciting opportunities due to its unique and innovative nature.

One of its most appealing aspects is that investors will be repaid within one year. The company also will have a positive cash position. In the first nine months, the business is expected break-even.

Our in-depth research pertaining to human hair’s positive elemental characteristics and its many potential uses is well advanced. Although this research will continue for the company, the first results have been positive.

HRT plans collaboration with the University of Georgia Horticulture Department. This idea has been embraced by the department. Our product was also well received by South Bend nurseries, who expressed strong interest in selling it.

1.1 Keys to Success

For businesses that own barber shops or beauty salons, hair clippings have been an inconvenient waste problem. Human hair is frequently disposed of in large quantities at municipal landfills in metropolitan areas. Since the beginning of the decade, recycling and composting have seen a dramatic increase in popularity due to federal and state mandates. In 1997 there were more than 9000 curbside recycling programs across America and 12,000 drop off centers for recyclable materials. The EPA has set a target to recycle 35 per cent by 2005. However, the daily per capita solid waste generation is still at 4.3 pounds per individual per day. This provides an opportunity for consumers to get the benefit of the many positive properties hair has.

Research has shown that human hair clippings have a high nutrient content. When mixed with potting soil, they will create a better quality plant food and soil enhancer.

Human hair, like wool, silk, other organic materials has a very high level of nitrogen. The soil also contains nitrogen, which encourages tissue to grow. A huge amount of nitrogen could be found if the sweepings of a barbershop were applied regularly to a compost pile. Six to seven-pounds of human hair has approximately one-pound of nitrogen. This figure is comparable to 100 to 200 pounds manure. The best part is that hair can be as easy to disintegrate as feathers provided it is kept in a compost heap.

William Stafford, Austin Texas, has conducted experiments on 32 varieties of roses. These results show that human hair placed around the roots produces taller stems, bigger buds, and deeper tones. Stafford experimented with hair at the base of plants and found it accelerated growth, though slowly, since it took many months for the hair to decay. Stafford produced a plant recipe for his experiments, which HRT will reproduce. Stafford’s rose recipe is not subject to patents.

1.2 Mission

Hair Recycling Technologies is a company that provides a source of recyclable material to consumers so they can enjoy the many benefits of hair’s organic elements and properties. In addition, we want to instill a positive view of recycling and the Earth’s environment.

1.3 Objectives

This innovative idea of using human hair as a fertilizer, soil enhancer and animal deterrent to grow plants is a first in the gardening and plant industry. We believe this product will succeed in the market due to its unique feature and the many benefits it can offer to the gardener.

This product will be attractive to the consumer not only because it has a growing market and is organic, but also because of its marketable value.

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