Tuesday, June 07, 2005

cell phone cases that biodegrade into warm, cuddly flowers

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researchers at the university of warwick have developed a mobile phone case and cover that biodegrade after just a few weeks into a flower and nutrients. when the commitment challenged consumers change case designs on their phone, tossing the old case in the compost, instead of filling up landfills with unnecessary waste, people with the new cases can reverse the process of pollution by actually growing a flower from their old phones. the seed is kept inside of a small transparent window so that the user can develop intimate connections with their future life-forms, before releasing them into the wild to grow on their own (everyone has to let go eventually). the current seeds being used are from dwarf sunflowers, though other varieties may be used in the future.

idea via guerrilla innovation

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