Consider donating your flowers after your event. Repeat Roses can help you do it.
What They Do:
In this video, Jennifer Grove, CEO & Founder of Repeat Roses, discussed the social and environmental impact of Repeat Roses. Repeat Roses is the savviest, most sustainable way to make a positive social impact in your local community while making a conscious choice to help reduce your event’s waste. They are used by hotels, restaurant and event venues, social event planners, wedding designers, corporate event planners, florists and large enterprise companies, SMB’s and not-for-profits. With an estimated 400 – 600 pounds of garbage generated per event, the Repeat Roses mission is to divert a large portion of waste from ending up in a landfill where it ultimately creates harmful pollutants – and instead bring the joy of flowers to those in the community that will benefit most from an emotional boost. They will collect your flower arrangements at the conclusion of your event and restyle them into petite arrangements suitable for patient rooms, bedside tables, community rooms and nursing stations. On your behalf, Repeat Roses will identify the best-suited non-profit destination to match your donated flowers. Typically we work with local hospitals, cancer treatment centers, nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities.
Once your flowers have brightened the lives of others, it’s important to ensure they do not get thrown out and wind up in a landfill. Expired blooms are reclaimed and brought to a compost facility to complete the organic lifecycle. Organic waste that is buried in a landfill cannot decompose quickly. Instead, it emits environmentally harmful methane (CH4) gas. According to the US EPA, CH4 is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States from human activities. Pound for pound, the comparative impact of CH4 on climate change is over 20 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year period. Composting your recovered wedding and event flower waste reduces CH4 and creates supercharged soil amendments that are later utilized by farmers and landscapers. With this key step, we ensure an eco-responsible, zero-waste service and help close the loop in the flowers’ journey.
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