Good News: Repeat Roses

Normally re-gifting flowers is bad thing!

As an event planner, Jennifer Grove realized that wedding flowers were usually only used for one single day — and then were thrown away.

In hopes of reducing waste and adding value, she started the company Repeat Roses, which takes event flowers, turns them into different arrangements — and then donates them to people in need.

The new arrangements get delivered to hospitals, hospices and homeless shelters, anywhere someone’s life could use a little brightening.

The company then collects the flowers again so they can be composted and enrich the soil, instead of just thrown in a landfill.

The work Repeat Roses does ends up putting smiles on the faces of many people … and also gives a boost to the environment by reducing waste. (ABC News)