26 Oct '11, 8pm

Rain Poncho Composts, Sprouts Plants

Rain Poncho Composts, Sprouts Plants

Rain ponchos are a cheap and lightweight alternative to heavy rain jackets, but the plastic coats – which can’t be recycled – often end up in the trash after a few uses. But Compisax, a U.K. company, is offering a greener option: the SpudCoat , a waterproof cloak that is 100-percent compostable when planted in soil. SEE: World’s First Biodegradable Leather Shoes Designed by a Japanese microbiologist, the SpudCoat is made from bioplastic derived from potato starch and other natural resources. The coolest part about the outerwear is that its fabric is infused with a small clay ball containing either tomato or cucumber seeds. So, when the poncho has reached the end of its useful life, it can be planted to grow either fruit. Now that’s what we call product stewardship at its finest. At approximately $12.71 in U.S. dollars, the SpudCoat can be purchased online and shipped inter...

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