Floral foam to be banned from RHS shows

Floral foam will be banned from all RHS Shows from 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society has confirmed.

Ahead of this year's Chelsea Flower Show (19th - 23rd May 2020), floral designers are being encouraged to trial alternative products for their displays before the ban is enforced next year.

Helena Pettit, RHS Director of Shows, said: "We are constantly monitoring and reviewing our working practices to make Chelsea and all RHS Shows as green as possible and minimise their environmental impact.

"Floral foam uses microplastics and is currently non-recyclable, with this in mind we have come to the decision to ban the use of floral foam at RHS Shows from 2021 and have asked that floral designers at RHS Shows this year to trial alternative products where possible."

Read more at House Beautiful (Olivia Heath)

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