To give flowers or not to give flowers for Valentine’s Day? That is the question that plagues many eco-sweethearts.The reality is there is nothing green about buying traditional cut flowers for Valentine’s.
Flowers are one of the top pesticide-intensive agricultural crops and extremely hard on the environment - whether it is the toxic chemicals used in the growing of the flowers, the health effects on the workers who grow the flowers, the leeching of noxious chemicals into the environment in the areas where the flowers are grown, or the overuse of local water resources.
As an alternative, eco-conscious choice, why not take a look at The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company who have an innovative green option to buying traditional cut flowers for Valentine’s Day - Elephant Poo Poo Paper Roses. Each smell-free rose is handmade from naturally collected elephant dung from Asian conservation parks. A portion of the proceeds from The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company’s products go to the welfare and conservation of endangered elephants.
American consumers spend more than $18 billion on cut flowers each year, reports Labour in the Americas Project. The Green Book estimates if all the roses purchased for Valentine’s Day in the USA were organically grown, it would prevent the use of 22,700 pounds of pesticides.
Elephant Poo Poo Paper Roses are available in a set of three (pink, yellow and red), six roses (pink, yellow and red) or one dozen (red). Prices vary from $15 to $48.
To order the roses visit: http://www.uncommongoods.com
The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company: http://www.poopoopaper.com/