Have you ever been to an event and wondered where all of the beautiful floral centrepieces go at the end of the night? Some venues (like our friends at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre) are great at separating their green waste and composting for future use but sadly, most of the floral, toxic oasis foam and plastic bases ends up in landfill. LOUD are enthusiastic about extending the life of our events so were super excited when we heard about Mötley Bunch, a Brisbane based social enterprise passionate about creating a positive social and environmental change.
Mötley Bunch re-arranges flowers leftover from events and distributes bouquets throughout the community to people experiencing disadvantage, giving the flowers a second life, while brightening people’s day. The founder is Ani Wilson, a florist herself who was becoming increasingly frustrated at the amount of waste she witnessed in the floral industry. LOUD was so pleased to work with the lovely Ani on one of our corporate events recently who niftily arranged our leftover floral into 10 bunches for the project staff and 30 more bunches that were distributed to Zig Zag Women’s Resource Centre. In addition to this, a total 1.3kgs of unusable green waste was repurposed as compost to go back into local urban agriculture, in partnership with Future Wild Urban Landscaping.
Let’s celebrate the companies creating an avenue to a better earth! Get in touch with the LOUD team today to find out about using Mötley Bunch for your next event.