Coconut Fiber Geo-Logs and Geotextiles in Environment Conservation
With the annual economic losses due to deforestation and land degradation estimated at a 1.5 – 3.4 trillion Euro in 2008, equaling 3.3 – 7.5% of global GDP in 2008, the world is fighting a losing battle against soil erosion and degradation caused by natural and man-made causes.
While most of the attention is being paid to preventing water and flood erosion in agriculture land and ocean and river banks, the use of geo logs and geotextiles made with synthetic material like polyethylene and nylon can cause indomitable harm to the ecosystem.
In place of synthetic erosion control material that have been used so far, geo logs and geotextiles made with coco coir fiber provides a viable and environment-friendly solution to an issue that is threatening the sustainable development of agriculture worldwide.
Constructed from biodegradable and environmentally sustainable coconut fiber, geo-logs and geotextiles provide a wide range of services in preserving the soil quality in agriculture land as well as sensitive natural environments, prone soil erosion through wind and water like river banks, sea banks, mountain slopes and coastlines.
Hundred percent natural and biodegradable, coir geo blankets and geotextiles are used for various soil conservation purposes from farm yard to forests and mountains. With a natural build to retain water and air, geo blankets can be used for mulching in farm and garden lands and prevents soil degradation from wind and water while geotextiles are used as a biodegradable matting for the various industrial sector including agriculture, irrigation, and construction.
100% biodegradable Coir Geotextiles offer a wide variety of uses including erosion control, stabilization of highway and railway embankments, canal bund protection, river bank protection, coastline protection, ground reinforcement and improvement and road pavement.
Available in different mesh sizes, coconut fiber geotextiles made in Sri Lanka provides the right amount of friction as well as water and air retention to create strong bonds with environment sensitive soft soils. While their high water retention qualities make them ideal to economize and preserve rainwater in arid areas, its grid-like design encourages revegetation in poor and damaged soil conditions.
Made by enclosing natural coir fiber in a coir mesh, coir geo logs provides erosion and wave control in mountain, slopes and river banks. Available in a variety of length, coir geo logs can also be used to check dams and for inlet protection.
Completely natural and biodegradable coir geo logs can be combined with plantings to strengthen erosion prone banks and embankments of river and streams. Due to its high water resistance qualities, coir geo logs provide long-term stable protection to river and stream banks while encouraging the vegetation and plants thrive on the damaged shorelines.
Coir geo logs are also used for sediment controlling, silt checks, estuaries protection and wave attenuator.
A unique geo-log designed by Sri Lankan coconut fiber manufacturers, coir geo pillows provides a strong base for the introduction of vegetation in wetland restoration. Ideal for wetland creation or establishing vegetation on banks, coir geo pillows are widely used for re-vegetation, creating floating islands, creating aquatic spawning grounds, wetland restoration and wetland creation, sediment trapping in streams and rivers and in field installation.