LIFE BOX – Brilliant, Seed-Sprouting Cardboard Packaging!

by , 07/03/10

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If you ever engage in online shopping (or even if you don’t), you probably recognize how ubiquitous and space-cluttering cardboard packaging is. But what if every cardboard box you got from Amazon came embedded with tiny seeds – so that you could plant your cardboard boxes in your backyard and sprout some CO2 sucking greenery? How awesome would that be? Brilliant mycologist cum designer Paul Stamets has come up with a design that does just that: his Life Box is a cardboard box impregnated with seeds that can be planted in the ground when it is done being packaging. All I can say is wanna see Amazon adopting this design soon – Amazon, please consider testing out this brilliant idea right now!


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  1. JS Christensen July 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Am huge fan of Stamets. But. Unless the spores and seeds are sorted for regional suitability by zip code or similar, I have a hard time seeing overwhelming success with this concept. How to guarantee prevention of invasive exotics, etc.? Perhaps if the seeds were limited to non-GMO food crops only (dunno Stamets’ current stance on GMOs either). Then we’d get “local food” out of the deal, at least for those of us with green thumbs…

  2. smoothandz July 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

    great and innovative b^^d

  3. suzanneg July 4, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Yeah – like, WHO’s seeds???? Monsanto GMO’s????? Who big, how invasive dependent on zone – way too many variables, don’t you think? And if choice of seeds permitted, then price for packaging will surely be impacted.

  4. cancan_burak July 4, 2010 at 5:33 am

    its nice thank you i love green life :)

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