These days we are much more aware of the importance of protecting our environment. Choosing to grow hydroponically is an excellent choice because it is more environmentally friendly than traditional growing methods.  One main reason is because in hydroponics, one can use a recirculating system, where water is recycled and re-used instead of leaching fertilizer runoff into the ground.

When starting with a pathogen-free product, diseases are less likely and thus requires less pesticides (90% less). Fertilizer is used only in half strength and overall a commercial grower uses only 25% of the amount of fertilizer normally required for the same crop grown in soil.