The Green Room Environmental Policy
The Green Room is committed to protecting and rebuilding our environment. There are many contributing factors towards global warming and the ongoing environmental damage. We believe that by implementing small but fundamental changes, and encouraging our customers to do the same, will make a significant difference.
There are thousands of plant species and it’s essential we are secure, as a nation, from plant diseases. We promote best practice and are part of a ‘plant passport’ system in conjunction with SASA, for plants which are susceptible to disease. We are inspected twice a year to ensure we are meeting our plant health requirements. This helps better protect our plant trade and whole supply chain.
Planthealthy is an initiative set up by the HTA (Horticulture Trades Association with Government backing) and one that we wholly support and adhere to. Plant health is a major issue for the whole of the plant supply chain. This plant health management standard helps us in the development of a consistent plant health management system and our responsibilities within the plant supply chain.
Recycling & Re-using
We recycle all of our plastics, cardboard, glass, paper waste and ink cartridges. Our team keep any print to a minimum and much of our marketing is digital. We offer customer receipts, on tree-saver paper, but again where possible we discourage the printing of receipts.
We encourage our customers to bring back any plastic pots for recycling or to be re-used by other customers.
The team also try and reuse pallets and pots where possible.
We use a variety of craft paper or cellophane to wrap bouquets. The cellophane can be recycled in any domestic plastic recycling bin. We can also use twine to tie bouquets. We are aiming to remove all oasis by the end of 2022 in our arrangements.
We have worked hard to remove polystyrene from all our packaging. Our suppliers have now also removed polystyrene from their packaging. Additionally, our trolley wraps are all recyclable and we no longer handle any packaging made from expanded polystyrene.
Keeping it local
We believe in promoting and supporting Scottish based businesses therefore as much as possible, all our plants are Scottish-grown. During the summer months, we source various flowers from local suppliers.
In keeping products local it helps reduce our potential carbon footprint.
The electricity for our site is run through smart meters.
We are committed to encouraging our suppliers, customers and employees to be aware that small changes can make a great impact. We now stock many eco-friendly and sustainable products including;
- Pots made from recycled materials
- The majority of the trees we sell are planted in peat-free compost
- Natural and sustainable plant food
Longer term, our aim is to prioritise purchasing sustainable products across all our departments.
Nature & Nurture
Plants are essential for our wildlife as well as bringing health benefits to individuals and the local community. We encourage our customers to create their own green space, whatever the size, we firmly believe this will help nurture nature and great a healthier environment.
Our sustainable development plan will continue to monitor the following as part of our environmental policy;
- Admin/Site Management