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Waste of VD

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on February 11, 2010

Not to rain on the red and pink parade but, here’s a gentle reminder truncated from GreenMuze’s 2009 article, Eco-Valentine’s Day

The celebration of Valentine’s Day produces an inordinate volume of post-consumer waste  (2nd only to Christmas). The majority of the long-stemmed red roses are South American imports with a large carbon transport footprint, a great deal of the Chocolate is farmed unsustainably and socially irresponsibly, the papers for wrappings and cards are generally from non-sustainable forestry and production processes, and finally … dirty gold produces nearly 20 tonnes of waste per ounce of gold (more info @ oxfam).


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