Do you want to create more environmentally conscious arrangements, while still enjoying the time- and cost-saving benefits of using floral foam? So do we. Being a florist is challenging enough already. Well, we have some good news!
After introducing OASIS® Bio floral foam a few years ago, Smithers-Oasis is now celebrating a new milestone on their journey to a sustainable future: OASIS® NatureSource™ Floral Foam.
What is it about..? Read on, to find out!
Two different concepts, one goal: creating a sustainable product without losing the advantageous features of floral foam
What’s the difference between the two types of foam? Well, first to market was the OASIS® Bio Floral Foam, which Smithers-Oasis currently sells in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. This product line is available both in brown and in black colour.
This product has been shown by ASTM D5511 – a Standard Test Method for Determining Biodegradability – to biodegrade 51,5% within 365 days, and up to 91% in 1100 days in biologically active landfill conditions. (Please note: the appropriate disposal facilities may not exist in your area. The rate and extent shown do not mean that the product will also continue to decompose afterwards.)
– Inspiring arrangement work using the new OASIS® NatureSource™ Floral Foam (© Gianna Schenke, BLOOM’s and Smithers-Oasis Design Jasmin Centner) –
The second to market, but also a world`s first, is the new OASIS® NatureSource™ floral foam, which contains 20% biobased ingredients. TÜV Rheinland/DinCertco in Germany also certifies 13% biobased carbon, based on its analysis (DIN EN 16785-1).
Aiming for 100% sustainable products
Of course, Smithers-Oasis wants them to be 100% biodegradable or 100 % biobased, just as we would like to see. They are continously working on achieving this goal. With these product ranges, the company gives a clear signal it will be an active part of the transition to a sustainable future.
Both products offer more sustainable options without having to change the way you create your designs. Plus you’ll have some peace of mind, knowing your design does as much to protect nature as it does to capture its beauty.
– Photos of beautiful arrangement work using the other sustainable foam: OASIS® Bio Floral Foam (© Philippe Bas) –