Now the time has come! Just under a year after the completion of our logistics centre in Altenhagen, the first results of the planting around the new building are becoming apparent. Just as on the green roofs at the company headquarters, the aim of this project was to create valuable habitats for rare plants and insects on available open spaces.
The creation of lean meadows, the planting of native shrubs and perennials and the landscaped dead wood and stone piles provide an ideal habitat for a wide variety of insects, wild bees and birds.
Flower variety serves as insect magnet
The now beautifully blooming rough pastures are already colonized by insects of all kinds and draw a picture of living diversity. Because insects like it varied, wild and colourful. They are a good example of living diversity and its great importance. Perhaps this is why, in addition to their importance for the environment, they are such a major concern for us.
The bright blue cornflowers hold a lot of nectar and pollen and attract bees and bumblebees from June to September. And the red corn poppy is not only beautiful to look at, but also a welcome source of nourishment for many insects. The same goes for the straight-lined, radiant daisies that bloom on our meagre meadow. Marguerites are regarded as bees and butterflies magnets and perfectly complement the green ecosystem.
To our delight, the dead wood and stone heaps are also already populated by various insects. They offer protection and retreat possibilities also in the colder months. We hope that more insects will settle here in the course of the summer!
Holistic approach – lived sustainability
In addition to bees and insects, we at Halfar, as you surely know, deal with many other topics that are generally associated with the term sustainability. Whether CO2-free shipping of our products, the use of renewable raw materials in our productions, upcycling, bags made of recycled materials, social standards in bag production… the variety of topics is also great here. We would be happy to advise you on how your HALFAR® bag project can have a particularly sustainable effect.
Why sustainability is not just a fashionable trend for us at HALFAR® and what we are actually doing in the fields of action HUMAN, NATURE and PRODUCT, you can also read in our Sustainability Report 2019.