Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Earth & Mother Nature are very important to La Fleur and I am always striving to make conscious smart decisions on how to run my company.
The floral design world is a messy, dirty job that creates piles (and I mean piles) of waste and garbage. Ug! People it's not pretty! However, there is always a beautiful end product and that makes it all worth while. I try to do my best to reduce, reuse, recycle. These are some examples of what I'm doing to become a little greener....
*All flower bunches come in plastic sleeves and roses have the plastic and cardboard paper dividers. I always separate the plastic & cardboard and toss it all into the recycle bin. It's kind of a pain, but it really is so much plastic, how can I not? I also always bring back cardboard boxes that my flowers come in to my local wholesaler, and in turn, they reuse them.
*After all the flowers are cleaned and processed into water, you have piles of leaves, branches and stems. From spring to fall in Salt Lake City you can get a special garbage can that is strictly for organic product- yard waste, vegetable peels, stuff that can be used for mulch. I'm a pro a separating my garbage folks. I lug out all the green waste and put it in the mulch bin.
I'm not saying I'm perfect and that I never just throw stems and sleeves away because that happens sometimes.....I try my best though!
*When I deliver weddings I pack up boutonnieres & corsages in cellophane bags. I try to keep them in good shape so I can reuse them a few times.
These are just a few examples of what La Fleur is doing!!