Is the Flower Industry Damaging our Environment?

Are you thinking of ways to show your appreciation to someone special to you aside from saying you love them? There is in fact a fool-proof way of doing it and it’s via 網上訂花. When you order flowers online, you are given tons of options and bouquet arrangements that will captivate your loved ones for sure. Besides, it is more economical than buying jewelry and definitely, healthier than chocolate. Not only that, the flower itself holds some “magic” that makes it extra special.

The thing is, the accessibility and ubiquity of these flowers are not really given much thought. Not to mention, the journey it has to face from greenhouse to stores and to your home. Sadly, this is causing damage to our environment.

Environmental Protection or Profit?

Let us accept the fact that no matter how beautiful the flower industry is, still it is all about numbers. The amount of profit that it can generate.

Of course, to generate profits, it is imperative to partner it up with a well-thought marketing strategy. If marketing is greatly executed and if you’re lucky as well to find good customers, you’ll have to work on demand. Somewhere, it will take its toll.

Impact of Gifting Flowers

Flowers have become so huge and eventually turned out to be a profitable industry. Now, it is estimated to be a 33 billion dollar industry. It should be taken into account that since the 90s, production has been gradually shifted to countries that have better climate conditions and lower labor costs of course such as Ecuador, Colombia and Kenya.

On the other hand, this level of mass production impacted the environment significantly. People in this industry are mindful of the problem and as a result, collaborated with farms that care about sustainability and environment.

Slow Flowers

The amount of pollution generated by shipping flowers inspired to promote of locally grown bouquets, which also helped in the growth of 網上訂花. Experts in the industry are calling this as “slow flowers”. Meaning, flowers are grown in an acceptable manner and not rushed using artificial interventions and chemicals.