18 Dec '11, 1pm

Old Plastic Cups Make Stylish Planters in DIY System

Old Plastic Cups Make Stylish Planters in DIY System

" concept also uses recycled materials -- in this case PET plastic bottles -- as planters in a vertical system, this one tree-shaped and meant to be used outdoors. The framework, made in part of recycled plastic, allows for "maximum efficiency in a small area," with excess water from higher plants trickling down to lower ones and eventually being collected by more PET parts at the bottom. A membrane wrapped around the system, which is envisioned for use by both commercial producers and home gardeners , prevents water loss due to evaporation.

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