Flower Miles – SilkSense artificial flower rental Illawarra

You may have heard about ‘food miles’, the growing trend of buying food that has been locally grown, locally produced or locally made. The benefit? A great way of reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring our planet stays beautiful. Well, the same applies to flowers. Keep reading to discover the environmental benefits of artificial flower rental Illawarra.

The majority of fresh cut flowers are grown in greenhouses in Central and South America, Africa and Europe. In order for these flowers to reach the consumer, they must be packaged and flown by aeroplane across the world. For the duration of the transit, the flowers must be kept refrigerated to ensure their freshness. Studies have shown that during a single valentine’s day in the US, fresh flowers flown in from South America produced 9000 tons of CO2, equivalent to over 4 million litres of consumed gasoline.

The trouble does not stop there however, as the pesticides used during the growing process are highly toxic to growers and consumers and even when the flower has completed its life cycle, it ends up decomposing in a land fill where it producing methane, another greenhouse gas. This is a hefty price to pay for a luxury that only lasts a week.

Environmental benefits of artificial flower rental Illawarra…

It is no surprise then that artificial flowers continue to grow in popularity, and the global artificial flower market is now valued at over 1.6 Billion USD. With the use of recyclable materials, no need for pesticides, the emissions benefit of transport by sea, and the product lasting for years, it is now quite easy to be convinced that Silk really does make Sense.

If you are located in Wollongong, Illawarra region or NSW Southern Highlands, contact SilkSense Franchisees Andrew and Emma for a free trial and make a difference today!