EcoForms biodegradable pots

>> Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Here’s an interesting alternative to plastic pots I learned about from the Alternative Consumer blog.

They are called EcoForms and are made of grain husks. The ad says they are suitable for inside or outside use. I wonder if they are able to stand up to rain and constantly wet soil, my fear is they might begin to degrade before I’m ready to let them go.

They come in a wide variety of colors and shapes and are strong and durable, again, if they break down in the landfill how long will they last on the deck?

The ad says they will last five years, I suppose people normally would toss out old pots for new one by that time anyway so maybe breaking down from watering is not that big of an issue.

If you want more information, click here.

And, here’s another set of recycled pots. These are made of paper and resin and they actually hold water. It would not be too much of a stretch for the designer, Jo Meesters to create plant containers too.

The collection, called PULP, started out as a research project searching for alternative materials that could be made out of waste paper. By combining the paper pulp with epoxy and polyurethane, a new material is born that can hold water.


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