- Plants reduce levels of indoor air pollution
- Plants absorb poisonous volatile organic compounds emitted by materials in computers, photocopiers, furniture and fittings along with microorganisms from people
- Artificial plants “gas off”, polluting the air
- Plants increase humidity, counteracting the drying effects of air conditioning
- Plants put oxygen is put back into the air you breathe
- You only need one plant per every 10 square metres.
- Bringing living plants indoors decreases nitrogen oxides by over 30%
Not only do plants clean the air you breathe but they have positive psychological benefits too!
“Again and again, nature is found to lift our spirits, making us clamer and happier – but plant life provides further benefits. From clinical anxiety to addiction recovery, looking at plant life has been found to improve conditions …” (Nursery & Garden News February 2010, article HAL reporting on Project Investments, extract from ‘Plants to the Rescue’ UK conference report)
In green-built hospitals, patients heal faster and are being discharged on average two and a half days earlier. Fake plastic and silk plants can’t replace live, healthy indoor plants. “If someone does fall ill, there is mounting evidence that seeing green while you are in hospital will speed your recovery and reduce the amount of severe post-operative pain you feel …” (Nursery & Garden News February 2010, article HAL reporting on Project Investments, extract from ‘Plants to the Rescue’ UK conference report)
Living plants clean. Artificial plants and flowers pollute.
Take action to clean the air inside your office and home. All it takes is a a few living plants.
We recommend everyone should have a Mini Garden on their desk or living plant within view to foster health and wellbeing and also alleviate work place stress. In turn, social, strategic and financial performance will be enhanced.