100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

February 10, 2016 by  
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Roses may be red, but they’re definitely not green according to research from Scientific American . As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine’s Day , they may want to consider that the traditional flower of love has an environmental impact worse than most other crops. In fact, according to environmental flower site Flowerpetal.com , the 100 million roses grown for a typical Valentine’s Day in the US produce some 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Read the rest of 100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

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