PoEthic: Biodegradable plant pot offers a circular solution

PoEthic is a new plant pot made from from organic waste that breaks down into compost once planted in to soil, thereby closing the circular economy loop.

The PoEthic® pot, created by the France-based startup Bioplasmar and SEDE, is made of bio-sourced and biodegradable materials from local resources.

Intended for use in market gardening, horticulture and parks and gardens, the PoEthic pot is made from vegetable by-products including peelings, pits and dead leaves.

Each year, more than 20 billion plastic plant pots are sold worldwide. The PoEthic Pot offers an environmentally-friendly solution to the plastic vessel for growing plants.

According to PoEthic’s creators, the biodegradable plant pots can shorten plant development time by 25%, considerably reducing energy and water consumption. Replanted directly in the earth, it avoids transplantation shocks and disintegrates in the soil in just a few weeks, propagating the natural fertilisers contained in the plant waste.

PoEthic prototypes were first tested in Paris in 2017, where they were used in the planting of trees in public spaces.

PoEthic aims to sell approximately two million of the environmentally-friendly plant pots by the end of 2020.


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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