Friday, October 22, 2010
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We have a new and exciting product in at Enchanted Florist that we using with a twist. New in store are insulated lunch totes. Of course we are using them to make gift baskets and gourmet baskets, but we are also using them as plant covers. This reduces basket use, and many people throw the baskets away if the plant dies later. But in addition to this, our totes are made from recycled water bottles.
A few plastic water bottle facts:
Americans buy an estimated 29.8 billion plastic water bottles every year.
Nearly eight out of every 10 bottles will end up in a landfill.
Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for up to six hours.
We also try do do our part and recycle in other ways. We reuse vases and baskets that customers bring in, we reuse cardboard boxes of all sizes as much as possible, some of our glass vases are made out of recycled materials, we plan our delivery routes to cut down on gas and emissions, and keep our spoilage of fresh products to a minimum.
It's important that every person and business do their part and try their hardest to keep waste to a minimum!