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Promoting Sustainable Floristry Practices at Eco Flower Supplies.

In a world where environmental consciousness is paramount, every industry must take a closer look at its practices to ensure a sustainable future. Amidst the beautiful bouquets of the florist’s world, there lies a growing need for change. In this blog we delve into the heart of the florist industry, exploring the roots of sustainability and why it’s not just a choice but a necessity. We unravel the significance of sustainability in the florist’s trade and discover how these delicate creations can play a pivotal role in preserving our planet for generations to come.  


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How you can adapt your sustainability practices in your floristry businesses: 


Use Eco-Friendly Packaging: Replace traditional plastic wraps and containers with eco-friendly alternatives such as biodegradable or compostable packaging made from materials like paper, cardboard, or cornstarch.


Reusable Vases and Containers: Encourage customers to bring their own vases or containers for flower arrangements, reducing the need for disposable options.


Natural Twine or Raffia: Use natural twine or raffia instead of plastic ribbons or ties to bundle bouquets or secure arrangements.


Paper Wrapping: Opt for paper or fabric wraps for bouquets and arrangements, which can be recycled or reused. Check out this Going Green article all about the benefits of using paper wrapping.


Reusable Delivery Containers: Consider using reusable containers for flower deliveries, where customers return the containers after use or use flower buckets that can be returned to suppliers. Check out some Safe Transportation Strategies For Florists from Details Flowers Software.


Recycle and Reuse: Recycle any plastic materials used, and when possible, reuse containers or packaging materials.


Compost Green Waste: Compost any organic waste, like trimmings or unsellable flowers, to reduce landfill contributions. (Club contributor Zara Taylor even suggested donating your green waste to local allotments or gardens as they are often after more green waste to compost)


Choose Suppliers Wisely: Partner with suppliers who share your commitment to reducing plastic use and have sustainable practices in place. To understand the sustainable credentials of Growers, check out this article deciphering all the acronyms used.


Create Plastic-Free Arrangements: Offer specific arrangements or products that are entirely plastic-free as an eco-friendly option.


Participate in Floral Recycling Programs: If available in your area, participate in programs that collect and recycle floral waste, including plastics.


At Eco Flower Flower Supplies we are committed to providing sustainable packaging options for florists and wholesale flower suppliers across the UK. We are the first UK supplier of our 100% sustainable and biodegradable flower sleeves, available in a range of sizes. Alongside our popular flower sleeves, we also manufacture flower seed gift cards and bouquet labels. 


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Choosing sustainable options in the florist industry is not just a trend; it’s a crucial step towards a greener, healthier planet. Sustainable floristry practices, such as sourcing locally grown flowers, reducing pesticide use, and minimising plastic packaging, help lower carbon footprints and conserve vital resources. 


By selecting sustainable options, florists and consumers alike become stewards of our environment, promoting biodiversity, protecting ecosystems, and setting an example for industries far and wide. 


 
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Eco Flower Supplies are proud to help pioneer the way to a better future by offering and producing their range of sustainable packaging products for the floristry industry.

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