Phoam Labs, a manufacturer of compostable floral foam, has won the Interflora Buds of Change "Most Sustainable Floristry Innovation Award" at the Interflora World Cup. The three-day competition, which took place in Manchester, England, featured companies showcasing products intended to bring more sustainable practices to the floristry industry.
"We are thrilled to win the Sustainability Award at the Interflora World Cup," said Dundee Butcher, CEO of Phoam Labs. "This award is a testament to our commitment to creating sustainable products that help florists reduce their environmental impact. We all want to be part of this movement toward sustainability, and I see it growing and growing and growing. The momentum is moving firmly forwards."
The Interflora World Cup is the world's largest floristry competition occurring once every four years. This year's competition was themed 'Our Natural World,' with a focus on sustainability and natural materials.
Phoam Labs' compostable floral foam is made from plant-based materials. The company is currently pursuing compostability certifications from the major certifying groups. Phoam Labs expects products to be available for purchase in early 2024 on its website and through a network of wholesalers in Europe and the United States.