NEW YORK—The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park and Repeat Roses announced their recent collaboration allowing guests to now enlist the services of the eco-friendly business to remove, repurpose and compost florals from the hotel. As a leader in Lower Manhattan’s meetings, and special events industry The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park is an ideal partner for Repeat Roses’ first exploration in this neighborhood. Together, they are making strides to responsibly reduce waste and protect the planet while bringing joy to many New Yorkers.
The Ritz-Carlton is committed to social and environmental responsibility through its Community Footprints Program which is led by volunteer corporate responsibility teams on-property. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park is partnering with Repeat Roses to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goals 11, 12 and 17 to benefit local communities.
Repeat Roses is a socially innovative, for-profit business with a purpose. The company works by collecting event florals that would otherwise end up in the trash, restyling the florals into multiple, smaller arrangements suitable for bedside tables and delivering the refreshed blooms to local organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes and cancer treatment centers. Once the flowers are enjoyed the second time around, Repeat Roses reclaims the floral waste for composting and the vases are recycled.
Significant Waste Diverted from Landfill
By reclaiming the organic matter, Repeat Roses is helping divert significant waste from the landfill and helping to create supercharged soil amendments for flower growers, farmers, gardeners and landscapers. This extra step ensures a zero-waste service and better serves the environment. The service is available for consumer and commercial businesses throughout the United States and is a cost effective way to remove floral waste and generate a return on the floral investment through potential tax credits.
Repeat Roses is the only flower removal and repurposing service providing a comprehensive floral waste solution for hotel and venue partners to meet new sanitation legislation and composting regulations.
Additionally, Repeat Roses is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has been recognized by Best for New York which lists businesses that are driving economic growth in New York City while striving to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.