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Flowers are a beautiful eco-friendly gift. If you are looking for a thoughtful gift, that isn’t made of plastic, hasn’t damaged the planet in its production, and isn’t simply another “thing” to clog up people’s house, flowers are the perfect answer. Either a cut flower bouquet or a small potted plant, will give people a delightful gift without burdening them with plastic overload.

However, many florists wrap their bouquets in cellophane plastic wrap, and plastic ribbon, leaving the recipient with the job of disposing correctly of the waste materials. Not all plastics are recyclable through your household recycling schemes, and alternative recycling arrangements are too sparse to enable easy recycling. Sadly, much of the cellophane plastic wrap and plastic ribbon on bouquets ends up in landfill.

If part of your motivation in buying a gift of flowers is an eco-friendly one it is really important that you make sure what packaging your bouquet comes in. At Petals, we ensure that all our bouquets are packaged in eco-friendly materials. We have replaced cellophane plastic wrap with paper wrapping, which is easily recyclable, and have substituted plastic ribbon for string, cotton or raffia ribbon, which are eco-friendly, reusable and compostable.

Our planet is being overrun by plastics. They are in our waterways, our seas, in our street and in our land. Every small action we can take will help to reduce the plastic burden on our planet. Simple things, like using reusable cups, rather than single use ones, sourcing local shops which allow you to take your own receptacles to their shop to buy items such as washing powder, and ensuring that you don’t buy flowers with plastic packaging, will help. Every small step we take, will add up to a big difference. Choosing flowers as a gift over a plastic item is a fantastic eco-friendly gift, just make sure you don’t fall foul of the packaging.

So, if you are looking for a bouquet of flowers or a small potted plant for a special occasion, why not take a look at our range? All our bouquets are wrapped in eco-friendly packaging, so that you can be confident that you are choosing a gift that will not only delight the receiver, but also delight the planet. For help choosing the perfect flowers pop into our shop at 122 Worcester Road, Malvern Link, Malvern, WR14 1SS or give us a call on 01684 577 108.