Wedding Flowers Get Repurposed to Cheer Up Seniors [VIDEO]

These flowers get a second chance to bring joy to others.

May 4, 2016

There are about 2.25 million weddings per year in the US and the average wedding produces about 400-600 pounds of trash - much of which includes floral arrangements. To former event planner Jennifer Grove, that seemed like a whole lot of waste, especially since the flowers could be repurposed to brighten someone else’s day.

And so blossomed Repeat Roses, a company collects floral arrangements after events and delivers them to residents and patients in hospitals, cancer treatment centers, nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities. Repeat Roses takes it one step further - a week later, they pick up the flowers and compost them, saving them from the garbage.

This beautiful two-minute clip shows what can happen when you decide to share the joy. 

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