Dragonfly Flowers has been providing Winnipeg and the surrounding areas with fresh cut flowers for over 5 years. During this time, we have sent thoughts and feelings through flowers to thousands of Winnipeg families. More often than not, those flowers are delivered in a glass vase. Many of our customers are repeat customers who visit us or order online many times throughout the year, and the question is often asked of us:
What should I do with all these flower vases?
We have the solution!
September marks the beginning of Dragonfly Flowers on McPhillips Vase Recycling Program.
We decided to provide a recycling outlet for those vases, and while we help the environment, we can also help you reduce your clutter! This program is part of our ongoing efforts to become a Green Florist, and do our part for the community and the environment on a daily basis.
How it Works:
Very simply, just bring in your unwanted vases, and we will do one of the following with them:
– Quality vases that meet our standard for re-use will be re-used in the store.
– Ones that we can’t re-use will be donated to the Salvation Army or Canadian Diabetes
– Damaged vases will be sent to the appropriate recycling centers.
There are a lot of great reasons to recycle glass products:
- Glass recycling is good for the environment..
- Glass recycling is sustainable
- Glass recycling is efficient..
- Glass recycling conserves natural resources.
- Glass recycling saves energy.
- Recycled glass is useful.
Here are a few more resources we found about Glass Recycling that you might be interested in:
We also found a bunch of other florists who are also providing their customers with Vase Recycling Program:
- Flowers from the Rainforest, Ft. Lauderdale
- Dr. Delphinium Designs and Events, Dallas
- Humphrey’s Flowers, Chattanooga
- Heaven Scent, Saratoga Springs
- MyFlorist, McLean
- Smiths Flowers, Midland
- Coleman Florist, Syracuse
We will keep you updated through The Winnipeg Florist Blog about how the program is going and about some upcoming events we have planned to go along with this new initiative.
Keep an eye out as we develop this program into something really special as we will be running a few programs throughout the next year, including “Flowers for Vases” and “Vases for Charity”.