April 22, 2008
Seattle's Only EnviroStars Rated Florist
On this Earth Day 2008, it is good to remember that our actions have an impact on the work we live in. Fiori Floral Design is proud to have been recognized by EnviroStars for our work in reducing waste and limiting our use of toxic chemicals. We are the only Seattle florist with an EnviroStars rating. With a few minor changes, we were able to increase our rating from three to four stars last year.
All of our green clippings are turned into compost by a local flower grower, preventing nearly 50 tons of waste per year entering our landfills. This grower then sells us flowers that were grown with the clippings we provided him.
We are also avid recyclers, producing less than one can of trash per week by recycling as much of our waste as possible. All soiled paper is put into our compost bags and returned to the earth. Wherever possible, we choose chemicals with the smallest possible impact on the environment. Instead of floral foam, which doesn't break down readily in a land fill, we design almost all of our florals in water which results in longer lasting florals.
We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.