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Biodiesel at Gaia Herbs

April 19th, 2012

Recycled cooking oil helps to power our business

It takes power to grow herbs and then manufacture and transport herbal supplements. Gaia Herbs has taken the simple step of choosing locally made biodiesel to power our tractors and trucks. Based close to Gaia Herbs in Asheville, NC Blue Ridge Biofuels collects waste cooking oil from local restaurants and converts in into the biodiesel we purchase. This is one of the growing number of environmentally-responsible relationships which Gaia Herbs continues to develop.

Facts about Gaia Herbs and Biodiesel

3,404: Gallons of petroleum based diesel saved by Gaia Herbs since switching to biodiesel
47.5: Tons of CO2 emissions saved by Gaia Herbs since switching to biodiesel
350: Approximate number of restaurants in western North Carolina which supply used cooking oil to Blue Ridge Biofuels
5: Number of restaurants in Gaia Herbs’ town of Brevard, North Carolina which supply used cooking oil to Blue Ridge Biofuels


Biodiesel has 75% less greenhouse emissions than regular diesel and contains virtually no sulfur


When companies with an environmental emphasis work to strengthen one another, more jobs are generated and sustained for those who want to work for green businesses.


One rule of sustainability is to make the most of what resources you have. Biodiesel made from recycled restaurant waste definitely fits that rule well.

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Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.