How is 5AM low-waste?
In Singapore, it’s hard for flowers to be completely eco-friendly. I'm still on this journey.
I started by recycling all packaging in the flowering process; then using upcycled jars to reduce by-waste from bouquet wrapping or buying new. These are glass jars or bottles that have been meticulously cleaned and painted for a new lease of life. While bouquets and new vases can't be helped sometimes, upcycled jars make great wedding favours, desk decor and conversation starters.
Also in my low-waste aim: reduced flower wastage through small-batch orders, repurposing partners' excess stock, excess flower subscriptions, and using mostly restored secondhand or rental props in weddings.
I don't tout being "environmentally-friendly"- I simply reduce where possible, adapting to different business needs and keeping actions sustainable. I hope to make these applicable to others and am always open to new ideas or working with partners. If you've got suggestions, would like to donate jars or save excess stock, feel free to reach out!