It’s common knowledge we should all play a part in reducing harmful emissions, the use of plastic, and our carbon footprint. Well, here at Expressions Unlimited, we wanted to let you know we support green initiatives and do our best to source eco-friendly flowers as well as perform everyday environmentally friendly tasks in our shop.
What Are Eco-Friendly Flowers?
Yes! Eco-friendly flowers originate from sustainable farmers that make use of organic farming strategies to grow their plants and flowers. Sustainable farms do not use harmful pesticides or fertilizers but instead employ techniques that make growing flowers “sustainable,” meaning no damage is done to the surrounding environment so farming can continue indefinitely.
Practices of Eco-Friendly Florists
Uses Recyclable Materials
Environmentally-friendly florists prioritize the use of reusable materials and also do their utmost to reduce non-recyclable components like florist’s foam. An eco-friendly florist is one who wraps flowers in paper instead of plastic
Eco-friendly florists conserve water, reuses boxes and vases, and repurpose leftover stems – either by composting them or donating leftover flowers to hospitals or nursing homes.
Smart Delivery Routes
Cleverly created shipping routes save money, time, and overall carbon emissions. Also utilizing battery-operated delivery vehicles is a plus.
Sources Flowers Locally
In order to reduce the effect of distribution and shipping, green florists source as many flowers as they can from nearby farms.
Here’s How You Can Help
There are some ways you are able to help, also! For starters, we suggest giving the flowers of yours a second life by either drying out them being shown or maybe composting them to fertilize the garden of yours. We additionally encourage clients – particularly high volume industrial customers – to reuse other containers and vases. You are able to let them refilled or maybe you are able to simply turn your containers back into our florist following a huge event, like a wedding party.
Of course, one of the most significant ways you can help is to order your flowers from a local florist. Not only does this lower the impact of long-distance deliveries, but your blooms will be of the highest quality and freshness.
To discover more about the way Expressions Unlimited practices eco-friendly floristry, please give us a call!