Environmentally Safe Weed Mat

EcoCover® Environmentally Safe Weed Matting and Landscape Fabric are created from waste paper products that have been removed from landfill waste streams. As the world's leading plant mulch and weed control mat, the EcoCover Weed Matting products contain attributes beneficial for the plant, the soil and the environment. The EcoCover Weed Mats can also be used as a substitute for other mulch products in land management, horticultural and agricultural industries.

EcoCover, unlike some other weed mat suppliers is dedicated to following the three pillars of sustainability to ensure that their biodegradable weed mat is environmentally safe. The company also sells manufacturing plants to interested parties. These qualified parties will have permission to use the EcoCover patents, trademarks and the plant and weed control technology. More information can be found on the Investment Opportunities page.

All of the patented products sold by EcoCover are compostable, build soil carbon level, are organic and biodegradable, conserve water, promote crop growth, control weeds, carry additives that are beneficial for the soil, encourage plant growth, moderate temperature of the soil, cut off CO2, lower erosion in the soil, reduce plant loss, lower the need for herbicides and save money.


If you need more information about our products, visit the EcoCover Product Attributes page.

EcoCover Mulch Mats and product derivatives are protected under International Patent Laws and have been certified by IFOAM accredited organic certification agencies and Environmental agencies for preferred procurement status. The manufacturing plant offers a unique, completely closed loop waste process.

EcoCover Product Applications

  • Landfill Covers
  • EcoPot Tops
  • Moulded Shapes
  • Building And Construction
  • Packaging
  • Seed and Mulch Mat (organic and non-organic agricultural applications)
  • Broadacre cropping
  • Floor Covering
  • Livestock Bedding
  • Eco Bags
  • The Mat as a Carrier (for fertilizers and soil conditioners)

EcoCover's Mulch Market Opportunities

The vast Mulch Mat market currently includes all

  • Organic and non-organic Tree and Vine farms
  • Forestry
  • Organic and non-organic Field and Row farms
  • Other, e.g. Local Bodies & Councils, retail, landscaping and more

EcoCover Weed Mat Main Attributes

  • Builds soil carbon
  • Sequesters CO2
  • Organic (a unique product attribute)
  • Moderates Soil Temperature Fluctuations
  • Weed Control
  • Encourages Plant Growth
  • Plant mortality rate reduction
  • Conserves up to 80% water
  • Absolutely no Waste
  • Can be used as a delivery mechanism. EcoCover Fertilizer Enriched Mats are an excellent example where the mat is used as a carrier for a high level of an organic approved fertilizer, ensuring a cost effective application without wastage and overspray.
    • Gardens and nurseries; landscaping; orchards; forestry; and other weed problem areas.
  • Controls Erosion
  • Reduces the need for herbicides
  • Completely Compostable and Biodegradable

EcoCover Product Range
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Research Shows EcoCover Is Likely To Deliver

  • Reduce the amount of paper and plastic in the landfill
  • A zero waste solution
  • Increase in plant quality, growth, yield
  • Increase in soil carbon levels
  • Improve the look of the visual landscape
  • Sequesters CO2 that affects climate change
  • Lower contamination in soil
  • Lowers the amount of weeds and weed seeds
  • Increased soil health and quality
  • Cost effective
  • Fewer plants per sq.m means that saving money is a possibility
  • Reduce the amount of water for irrigation
  • Reduced plant mortality rate
  • Reduce the need for herbicides


EcoCover Product Testimonials Read more »

EcoCover - waste paper not plastic
EcoCover - builds soil carbon, reduces CO2 emissions
EcoCover - it's great for the planet

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The EcoCover® registered trademark is owned by Murray Cruickshank and used with permission.
EcoCover Mulch and Seed Mats - Australia Patent No. AU667021 [Click to view worldwide patents]

Head Office

Phone: +64 21 835 854

Email: murray.cruickshank@ecocover.com
Email: ross.palmer@ecocover.com
Email: dean.hawkins@ecocover.com

Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 8288603

Email: david.jobe@ecocoversystems.co.nz

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EcoCover - calla lilies Radiata seedling with EcoCover Bark covering over mulch mat Lettuce (cv. Impact) and EcoCover mulch EcoCover on 35 degree bank prior to planting