A Glimpse into What Sustainability Looks Like in 2022 from Smithers-Oasis
Smithers-Oasis regularly evaluates the products we make and how we make them. The company's goal is to create products through sustainable means, and Smithers-Oasis has achieved significant reductions of waste in our manufacturing facilities. It's consistently working to have as many products as possible to be reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, or made from sustainable ingredients with a reduced environmental impact.
Floral design meets the industry’s first compostable, patent-pending floral media with OASIS® TerraBrick™ Floral Media. Made with plant-based, renewable, natural coir, and a compostable binder, OASIS TerraBrick Floral Media creates a stable base in which to design fresh flowers.
OASIS TerraBrick Floral Media has excellent water absorption for very good flower life and can be rewatered to extend flower hydration. It has been certified both OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL by TÜV Austria, a third-party certifying organization. Once the flower design has expired, OASIS TerraBrick Floral Media can be used for plants. There is not any tape or glue used on the product’s carton. The shipping carton and tray are also recyclable.
Additionally, floral professionals can continue to count on OASIS Floral Foam Maxlife to support them with ultra-consistent floral foam made for maximum flower life. OASIS Floral Foam Maxlife (U.S.) has been third-party certified to degrade by 75% in one year in anaerobic environments. The product is available in a wide array of bricks and shapes to help designers get the most from their designs. OASIS Floral Foam Maxlife keeps stems perfectly placed. It has been scientifically formulated to maximize flower hydration. It also maximizes flower life.
Another great option that offers a more sustainable solution are OASIS ECOssentials™ Containers. These vessels are made primarily from the agricultural harvest byproducts of bamboo and other plants. They are rigid and durable, yet lighter than ceramic. The natural color provides the look of stone. They are also reusable. New colors and shapes will be available in early 2022.
Learn more at www.oasisfloralproducts.com