Go green for Mother Earth this Mother’s Day

Merton Council is urging residents to think green ahead of Mother’s Day.

Lansdales Florists in Morden is expecting over 800 orders alone in the build up to Mother’s Day, so the need to recycle left over flowers and wrapping is by far the most important measure to take.

To be environmentally friendly this Mother’s Day, people should follow the simple tips below:

· Try making a Mother’s Day card instead of buying one.

· Buy a plant instead of flowers.

· If you have a compost bin, ensure you add dead flowers, leftover chocolate boxes and cards.

· If you do not have a compost bin, ensure the items are recycled in the correct way.

Councillor Tariq Ahmad, cabinet member for Environment and Traffic Management commented about the importance of adopting a green approach on Mother’s Day.

“Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show how much your mother means to you, but it is also an opportunity to try and recycle as much material as possible.

“If every household can follow the tips that been have provided, we will be making a very positive contribution to preserving the environment. It is important to stress that this practice should go on throughout the year, and not just Mother’s Day.”