Bottling Water With A Surprise

Did you know 77% of the world’s plastic bottles end up in landfills? That amounts to tens of metric tons of waste every  year. If recycling isn’t the only answer, maybe we need to think of  new ways to extend the lives of these bottles. Seeds in the Bottle is a project by designer Yun Hwan Sung with a little surprise in each package. Tiny herb seeds are stored inside a pocket you release into the bottle when you’re done with it. Invert the bottle, fill with potting mix, water and instead of filling up landfills, you have an herb garden.

Designer: Yun Hwan Sung

Seeds In The Bottle - Recycled PET Bottle Pots by Yun Hwan Sung

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18 Comments

  • anonymous says:

    oh snap i used up my last shovel of potting mix.seriously though when people are done with water bottles they usually end up in the trash

  • Carl says:

    a better idea is not to use plastic. this water bottle then plant pot will one day end up in the landfill. all you are doing here is adding another function before it goes to the landfill. ultimately this is another plastic product that is destined for the ground.

    • Carl says:

      just looked at the design. when the plant grows here it will one day need re potting when it out grows this initial pot. due to the shape of the bottle, it will be difficult to remove the plant once the root structure has become established. a bit like getting the draft angles wrong on an injection moulding..

  • Margot says:

    I think it is a great idea. Now if they would just go to a little effort to make the bottles themselves attractive with a nice looking picture, I wouldn’t mind having these plants all over my house.

  • farhood panahee says:

    very good design idea.good luck

  • Nicole says:

    I think it’s a great idea. I’m really glad that people are making a lot of effort to protect the environment. Plus, they look pretty!

  • cowman says:

    The only solution is to use less bottles, not plant seeds in them.

    Also, the bottles are very small, so (if you only drink this water) you will have to drink 3-4 of them each day. Crazy.

  • cowman says:

    The only solution is to use less bottles, not plant seeds in them.

    Also, the bottles are very small, so (if you only drink this water) you will have to drink 3-4 of them each day. Crazy.

  • Arry says:

    Extremely hlefupl article, please write more.

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