Flowers & Floral Trimmings

Compost

Updated on November 27, 2018

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Instructions

Remove plastic or rubber bands and toss the flowers in the green cart.

Alternatives

Opt for Certified Organic or Fair Trade flowers or pick up seasonal flowers from a local florist or farmer's market. You can also make your own arrangement from your garden or yard, if possible.

Facts

In eastern Africa, flowers account for more than 10% of total exports, second only to tea. The global flower market has a massive carbon footprint on the planet, between the pesticides used to grow plants, cut them, and keep them cool as they ship them across the world.

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