Top 10 Reasons to Use Archipelago Bat Guano 

9.   ABG is a Socially and Environmentally Responsible Company 

           ABG was founded in 2001 by two geologists, a geological engineer and a horticulturist.  One of the geologists is an Indonesian native and he thought that we could form an interesting business with the phosphate deposits that he knew of.  We did a little research and decided that yeah, this looks like a very interesting product.  We then began to structure a company.  One of the major issues at that stage that we all agreed on was that we would give back to the community where the guano is collected.  Funding higher education was one of the things that we wanted to do most.   

                 We would like to report that we have done great things, but so far, our sales have been minimal, and thus our contributions have been as well.  But in 2006, we started doing more research again and concluded that gardeners really are ready for ABG phosphate, they just do not know it yet.  We are now on a mission to provide you with essential information, let you make an informed decision, and then, within reason, provide you with what you want.  If our business mission succeeds, mechanisms are in place to assure that our mission to give back to the local community will succeed as well.   

            It’s funny that when we set up the company in 2001, we did not know about the now-popular concept of “social responsibility.”  We just knew that it was the right thing to do.  We did not discover that this was a popular concept that could be important to customers until we did our marketing research in 2006.  We are glad to know that many of you care about doing the right thing as well.  As our company grows, we will keep you informed of our progress on this front. 

            As for the environment, the guano is found in collapsed caves so there are no bats or other cave creatures present.  The only processing that occurs is that the guano is ground up to a uniform size.  Thus, there are no harmful processing byproducts.  The environmental effects of our operations are therefore minimal.     

            Lastly, it takes thousands of years to fossilize guano, so whatever there is here today is all that we will ever see.  According to the USDA, all of the fossilized seabird guano supplies are already exhausted.  There are however some large reserves of fossilized bat guano left.  Let’s not waste this precious resource.  Use it wisely.  


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