Balloons at weddings: Are they sustainable?

Let’s talk about balloons at weddings, more specifically about their lack of sustainability and the wasteful nature of them.  In short they are made of plastic, they are filled with either air or helium, used for a short time and eventually popped. They then go into landfill or the incinerator. Balloons as single use weddingContinue reading “Balloons at weddings: Are they sustainable?”

Eco Friendly Wedding Stationery: 5 ways to make your wedding invites and stationery more sustainable

If you’re planning an eco wedding you’re bound to be wondering how you can make your invites and stationery a little more sustainable. Obviously, things made from card and paper that are mostly single use aren’t the most eco friendly by their nature. Choosing digital or online invitations is a great way to be moreContinue reading “Eco Friendly Wedding Stationery: 5 ways to make your wedding invites and stationery more sustainable”

What Do You Do With Your Wedding Dress after the Big Day? 5 Ways to Recycle Wedding Dresses

Let’s talk recycling dresses! The efforts of finding the perfect dress that you always imagined can be stressful. So, why would you want it to only be used for one day? Using these ideas for inspiration, not only will you be contributing to a greener world, but your most special memory will also live on.Continue reading “What Do You Do With Your Wedding Dress after the Big Day? 5 Ways to Recycle Wedding Dresses”

How to create less waste for your wedding

It’s your big day! You have a million and one details to think about from the flowers, food and favours. Use these simple FEELGOOD ideas to eliminate the stress of the waste you leave behind, whilst making your day extra special and unique on a budget! Leaving a mark in people’s memories, not the earth.Continue reading “How to create less waste for your wedding”

Hi! We’re Green Manatee

…and we are a sustainable and eco-friendly online shop selling wedding favours & wedding gifts. We’re based in Cardiff, in sunny (err, often rainy!) South Wales! Green Manatee was formed by us – Jo Shaddick and Zoë Binning. Jo lives near Cardiff and is the owner of ByJo a company creating gorgeous eco-friendly, sustainable andContinue reading “Hi! We’re Green Manatee”