An egg carton made out of cleared paper pulp, flour, starch and biological seeds has been developed so that instead of being recycled after use, consumers can plant and water it so the seeds that are part of the box itself can grow.
The container, known as Biopack, was developed by Greek designer George Bosnas as an alternative to recycling. The Biopack, which holds up to four eggs, is quite dense to protect the eggs from breaking.
The idea is that once the eggs are used, instead of discarding the box or recycling it, the entire egg carton can be planted into soil. With a little watering, the bio-packaging breaks down naturally, leaving the seeds to sprout into green plants, which takes approximately 30 days.
George Bosnas found that growing legume vegetables increases soil fertility due to their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen through their root nodule.
George Bosnas said: “Recycling is a multi-step process, involving transportation, sorting, processing, and making materials into new goods. It is difficult to assess its overall energy usage. Economy isn’t exactly thriving from all its recycling efforts — because becomes more expensive than ever to process all of our leftover junk. Biopack is a package designed to be ecological on every level. Consisted of cleared paper pulp, flour and starch and biological seeds. After using the eggs, instead of recycling or throwing it away, the user waters it or plants it so the seeds grow into green plants. The main idea and goal is to create a truly environmental friendly product.”
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