More than $32 billion worth of flower arrangements from over 15,000 local florists are sold every year in the form of congratulatory, thank you or holiday bouquets. With those sales come millions of glass and ceramic vases that end up stashed under the kitchen sink and thrown into Goodwill donation bins or the trash can once the flowers have wilted. To find a home for your unwanted vessels, think about contacting the local florist who brought you the arrangement. Often they'll take back the vases and reuse them to create new arrangements. It's an easy way to reduce waste and support a local business.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION