By Allyson Koerner on February 06, 2013

Utilizing recycled packaging, carbon emissions offsets and other eco-initiatives, Organic Bouquet makes the perfect sustainable Valentine's Day gifts.

Are you looking for the perfect present for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Then go no further, because we have the perfect choice. Not only does Organic Bouquet offer gorgeous arrangements, but company also provides gift baskets, gourmet foods and beautiful wreaths.

This is your one-stop shop for any special occasion. The best part is that Organic Bouquet ensures each product is delivered in recycled packaging, so as not to harm the planet in its delivery process. Let’s explore why this company is so great.

Organic Bouquet

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Shipping boxes

Each piece of packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials. These boxes are just as good as the standard, nonbiodegradable ones. Organic Bouquet ensures that gifts will remain intact, all while protecting the planet. The printing on the boxes is also eco-friendly, as Organic Bouquet uses naturally nontoxic, low-VOC, water-based inks.

Paper plant sleeves

Organic Bouquet’s paper plant sleeves are made using the utmost of sustainable processes. Paper sleeves are fashioned from Kraft paper, which is single sourced from Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Company. The sleeves are also made from highly refined pulp and a contain a large percentage of recycled fiber content.

Gift cards and inserts

Gift cards and paper inserts can be wasteful, but at least Organic Bouquet prints each one on recycled/recyclable materials with soy-based ink, which comes directly from soybeans. Soy ink largely reduces air pollution released during the printing process, because soy is low in VOCs. Compared to petroleum inks, soy ink deteriorates four times more effectively.

Recycled vases

Organic Bouquet offers 100% recycled glass vases for your flowers. The tinted vases come with a green pedigree, which is made from recycled glass.

In addition to its recycled packaging, Organic Bouquet also offers certified-organic flowers that are grown with natural resources and certified organic plant foods. The company also participates in many eco-initiatives, like its partnership with Carbonfund.org, which offsets carbon emissions.

For a list of Organic Bouquet’s eco-standards and practices, click here.

About the author

Allyson Koerner first became acquainted with the green lifestyle while obtaining her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Emerson College in Boston. She has an internship with Eco News Network to thank for propelling her into the environmental world, along with taking her writing to a greener level.

Ever since then, Allyson has been writing "good gossip" for sites like Ecorazzi and The Healthy Voyager while continuing to write and manage for Eco News Network.

In addition to her green expertise, Allyson loves TV, reading and entertainment. She is just a small-town girl trying to make it in the journalism world. Stay in touch with Allyson on Twitter.


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