Are Fake Or Artificial Flowers Better for the Environment?


There aren’t a lot of quantifiable statistics about how much environmental impact artificial flowers have on the environment, but let’s look at what we do know and compare it to the environmental impact of fresh cut flowers against those of artificial plants and flowers.


What Do Flowers Do For The Environment? Think Greenhouse emissions and toxins

Depending on what the artificial flowers are made out of, the manufacturing process does produce some greenhouse emissions. Flower manufacturers also sometimes use bleaches and dyes that can be toxic to the environment if handled improperly. 


Are Fake Plants Bad For The Environment? Think Packaging

Most faux plants require very little packaging and what they do require for shipping is often made out of cardboard, which is biodegradable. Cardboard can be completely broken down in a compost pile or landfill in about 3 months. The packaging can also be recycled, using the cardboard for other purposes.

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