At the Big Sustainability Awards 2023, MeadowSweet was proud to be awarded the Winner in the category of 'SME Sustainability Journey'. The Awards took place at a black tie Gala Night at the Hilton Ageas Bowl on the 26th October in Southampton, and they are run by the Southern Sustainability Partnership.
Our sustainability journey began in 2016, working with an increasing number of British growers and establishing our own cutting garden to ultimately achieve 100% British flowers in our posies throughout the year. As well as connecting our customers with nature and celebrating the diversity and seasonality of locally-grown ingredients, British flowers have been found to have a 90% lower carbon footprint than imported air-freighted blooms. In 2020 we switched from reusable plastic to recycled-content British-made glass jars to reflect customer preferences, and we collect these and our recycled-content, unbleached boxes from local customers for reuse.
We are proud to say that with our lovely bunch of customers choosing British-grown flowers over air-freighted, imported ones, MeadowSweet can demonstrate a carbon emissions reduction equivalent to 250 flights from London to New York!