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LIFE BOX – Brilliant, Seed-Sprouting Cardboard Packaging!

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On July 3, 2010 @ 3:59 pm In biomimicry,Botanical,Design,Green Graphics & Packaging,Green Materials,Green Products,Innovation | 4 Comments

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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 [4] [2] 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 [3] has come up with a design that does just that: his Life Box [2] 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] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/06/lifebox-lead01.jpg

[2] cardboard box you got from Amazon: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/02/life-box-paul-stamets-unveils-brilliant-seed-sprouting-cardboard-box/

[3] Paul Stamets: http://www.fungi.com/

[4] Amazon: http://www.amazon.com

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