Did you know that floral foam is made of plastic particles and chemicals that end up in landfill?
Floral foam is a form of plastic created by reacting phenol and formaldehyde and injecting this with air to create foam. Detergents are then used to create the foam’s absorbency. It is not biodegradable as it contains made-made chemicals. It not only ends up taking space in landfill and leaking chemicals, but it often escapes into water ways. Tiny particles disappear down the sink after the bricks are soaked. These tiny particles go on to pollute water ways and can be ingested by fish and other organisms. When dry, floral foam breaks down into dust which can be harmful to the skin and respiratory system.
There are so many other ways to arrange flowers without using floral foam, for example: