How is Lulu's House of Flowers Eco-Friendly?
We don't use foam in our arrangements.
We avoid it as much as possible!
Floral foam is made from synthetic, non-recyclable plastic and is created
using a combination of toxic carbon black, formaldehyde, and phenolic foam.
Floral foam will not dissolve in water or degrade in landfills or soil. Instead, it breaks
down into bits of micro-plastics. These can take thousands of years to completely
revert into natural elements and are a real threat to the environment by contaminating
our marine life and food chains.
We don't use plastic floral picks
Plastic floral picks are normally a one-time use and end up in landfills.
None of our arrangements have plastic floral picks.
We don't wrap arrangements in plastic.
We don't normally offer hand-tied bouquets because we want to avoid as much
plastic wrapping as possible. Yes, the plastics, and ribbons look pretty but they are
However, we do offer to wrap the bouquets in Kraft paper or tissue if our customer
is requesting a hand-tied bouquet.
We don't use tape.
Most of them are made with plastic-based materials, meaning that they are made from oil.
This makes them a non-renewable resource.
We instead use "Self Adhesive Kraft Tape- Reinforced Brown Paper Tape from https://www.netzerocompany.com/)
We recycle our green waste.
We recycle more than just our cardboard.
Green waste, also known as garden waste, is organic waste that is biodegradable and
compostable. It may include flowers, twigs, leaves, weeds, and grass cuttings.
Our green waste is collected weekly by the City of San Jose.
San José residential yard trimmings are transformed into organic compost, used for
many purposes including local agriculture.