Environmental Policy Statement 

At First Impressions, we are firmly committed to operating as a responsible and sustainable plant nursery specializing in the creation of hanging baskets and planted street furniture. Our dedication to environmental stewardship is an integral aspect of our business philosophy, guiding our practices and decisions to ensure that our operations harmonize with the natural world and contribute positively to our local and global communities.

Key Principles:

  1. Biodiversity and Pollinator Support: We recognize the critical role that biodiversity plays in ecosystem health. Our products are intentionally designed to incorporate plants that support pollinators, fostering vibrant ecosystems that benefit both wildlife and the environment.
  2. Waste Reduction and Recycling: We actively seek to minimize waste generation at every stage of our operations. We prioritize the recycling and reuse of materials, including compost, to reduce our ecological footprint and promote the circular economy.
  3. Plastic-Free Commitment: None of our products contain single-use plastics. By eliminating plastic components, we contribute to reducing plastic pollution and its detrimental impact on the environment.
  4. Local Sourcing: We prioritize sourcing materials locally whenever possible, reducing transportation-related emissions and supporting our local economy.
  5. Resource Efficiency: Through sustainable growing practices and careful water management, we optimize resource use to minimize waste and promote the efficient use of water and energy.
  6. Eco-Friendly Delivery: Our commitment to the environment extends to the delivery of our products. We employ strategies to minimize emissions and environmental impact during transportation.
  7. Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to ongoing improvement in our environmental performance. Regular assessments and reviews of our practices allow us to identify areas for enhancement and implement innovative solutions.
  8. Community Engagement: We actively engage with our local community to promote environmental awareness and share knowledge about sustainable gardening practices.
  9. Compliance: We adhere to all relevant environmental laws, regulations, and standards, ensuring that our operations meet or exceed established environmental requirements.
  10. Training and Education: We provide training to our employees to ensure they are well-informed about our environmental policies and practices, enabling them to contribute to our sustainability goals.

Through these principles, we strive to inspire positive change within our industry and beyond. Our commitment to the environment is a reflection of our responsibility to safeguard natural resources for current and future generations. By choosing First Impressions, you’re not only selecting high-quality products but also contributing to a greener and more sustainable world.