Let's Change Floral Foam
I have had a lot of positive remarks from the community regarding the conversation I've started about Floral Foam on this blog. Many folks don't even realize how wasteful it is or how toxic it is. For thousands of floral designers, clients, workers and anyone else who come into contact with floral foam, there should be far greater transparency about what it's made of and how it's affecting our health and the environment. So, there are two items I would like to ask of the floral foam manufacturers. And I need your help to get this done. 1. They need to immediately share the MSDS hazardous materials report online, and in print with every box of floral foam. And, there should be a warning label on the outside of the box that states some basic facts like: don't inhale, don't ingest, don't handle for prolonged amount of time and discard responsibly. 2. They need to start making a floral foam that is not filled with hazardous chemicals and that is biodegradable. Then, it's up to the consumer to make the switch to the less hazardous and more eco-friendly option. Now, there was a company in the UK that was offering a biodegradable floral foam. So I know it's doable. Who would like to join me in demanding that floral foam manufacturers change their practices? In Green and Health, G&G
The UK company Val Spicer that was going to make the biodegradable floral foam is currently only producing items for casket arrangements. The products aren’t available here in the US, and I don’t know exactly what the product is that supposedly biodegrades, but I hope to have more information at a later date.
Which company in the UK does the bio degradable. I want to suggest it to local florists.