Our Environmental Commitment
Want to find out more about our commitment to the environment? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions to help you out!
1. Can flower gifting be eco-friendly?
Absolutely! Gift Flowers Hong Kong is an environmentally conscious florist that strives to provide more eco-friendly options to our customers. We understand the importance of protecting our environment and we take eco-friendly measures into consideration during all processes, including product curation, production and operation.
2. How do you ensure my flower gifts are environmentally friendly
Gift Flowers Hong Kong proudly exercises a “Less Plastic” practice. To reduce waste and our plastic footprint, we use cellophane wrapping instead of plastic wrapping for your flower gifts.
3. What are the materials used to wrap my flower gifts?
To wrap and keep your flower gifts well protected, we use a combination of cellophane, paper, wire and minimal use of tape.
4. What is cellophane? Is it plastic?
No, cellophane is neither plastic nor paper.
This material is a thin, transparent sheet made of generated cellulose, an organic compound found in plants that keeps the plant structure strong. Not only does it act as a sturdy protective covering, cellophane is 100% biodegradable and so, it is less harmful to the environment than plastic. You can find out more about cellophane, its benefits and its use at our blog post here.
5. What kind of eco-friendly options do Gift Flowers HK offer?
Being aware that plastic is a major contributor to land pollution highly encourages us to provide our customers with plastic-free and plastic-lite flower gift options.
Plastic-free flower gifts: Save the wrapping and get heads turning with a beautiful bouquet presented in a vase. No plastic is used in these gifts at all and you could even reuse the vase afterwards. Our cheery Roses & Freesia with Vase and stunning Sunflowers & Mini Rose with Vase are among our favourite plastic-free gifts to give.
Plastic-lite flower gifts: Little wrapping is used in our bouquets apart from the cellophane wrapping at the bottom. Some plastic-lite flower gifts include the Spray Roses Burst Bouquet, the Roses Pop Bouquet, the Tulips Bliss Bouquet and the Warmest Blessings Bouquet, all with plastic-free (vase) options.
Boxed flower gifts: Some of our flower gifts come in exquisite boxes that can easily be reused for personal storage. These boxes come in many different shapes, sizes and colours, from the standard square box to a large round gift box. For more creative ideas on how to reuse our fantastic range of gift boxes, check out our blog post.
6. Is your flower food safe for environment?
Yes, our flower food is safe for the environment.
The flower food brand we use is Chrysal, a well trusted and renowned brand from the Netherlands that always monitors its progress and seeks to improve the quality of its products as well as its services. Chrysal works in accordance with international standards and is certified with the new norm ISO 9001: 2015. This indicates that Chrysal’s quality management system holds a high regard for its customers and stakeholders needs. The company also meets the requirements of both the environmental and regulatory authorities.
Chrysal is a member of GLOBALG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practice) and has a Supplier Code which encourages suppliers to partake in good business practice. You can learn more about Chrysal’s certification and membership here.