Banff Mountaintop Flowers?
Banff Mountaintop Flowers is the latest recipient of the Zero Waste Trailblazer Awards, a recognition for Banff businesses and institutions that go above and beyond to reduce, re-use and recycle.
There’s a lot to celebrate at Banff Mountaintop Flowers when it comes to moving toward zero waste and minimizing their carbon footprint. Dynamic duo Ian & Christine have cultivated a culture of sustainability which has clearly translated to their small but passionate team of florists.
The flower shop, located in Wolf & Bear Mall, took on a leadership role in helping to introduce the building’s compost program to ensure their plant scraps didn’t end up in the landfill. The team has also swapped a variety of their products to be greener including changing plastic packaging to paper, ribbon to twine, and Styrofoam for compostable agrowool floral foam.
If you order a bouquet from Banff Mountaintop Flowers, it will be covered with a certified compostable bag which can be re-used for your food scraps at home. If you need a vase, you can feel free to take one of the re-used ones available through their glass vase “bring back” program. Wondering what happens to the flowers that are just used for a single-night event? Fear not, they are often re-directed to local long-term care facilities or the hospital for others to enjoy.
In addition to waste, Banff Mountaintop Flowers reduces their carbon footprint by purchasing their flowers as locally as possible, avoiding products that are imported from far away, and making local deliveries on their super sleek cargo e-bike which also saves them costly fuel bills & time!
Zero Waste Trailblazers are selected based on 10 categories and 20 certification criteria relating to waste reduction and diversion practices, measured results, and related environmental protection initiatives. The categories are listed at banffzerowastetrail.ca/commercial. Businesses must score higher than 16 points (80%) to achieve Trailblazer status.
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