Because we want to divert reusable materials from landfills, we recycle wood into chips for use as mulch and animal bedding. Why Mulch with ECCO Here are the reasons to mulch with our 100% recycled ECCO Chips: • ECCO Chips naturally retain soil moisture thus reducing water consumption. • ECCO Chips insulate your plants by controlling soil temperature, keeping roots viable during hot summer days. • ECCO Chips prevent soil compaction and soil erosion, improving soil condition and aeration. • ECCO Chips reduce landscaping maintenance and deter weed growth when more than 2" deep. • ECCO Chips are durable and decompose very slowly.