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Bagasse Flowerpot / Environmental flowerpot

Bagasse Flowerpot
Bagasse Flowerpot

iF concept design award

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This new flowerpot design uses bagasse, the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice. Approx. 10 tons of sugarcane produce nearly 3 tons of bagasse and it is often simply thrown away or burned as garbage. This is an innovative new way in which this waste can be put to effective use. The inner wall of the flower pot is made of bagasse and it serves as fertilizer for the growing plant. The pot can then be transplanted together with the plant into the soil to grow further. The outer wall also consists of pressed bagasse and will slowly degrade over time.

This particular plant pot is not only an empty vessel. Once dug into the soil, it will disintegrate and continue nourishing its precious content as a fertiliser. An intelligent use of a waste product that would otherwise have been burnt, resulting in more polluting.
Design for living - selected by Charles O. Job
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Jiangnan University / School of Design, Wuxi

Jiangnan University
Hangzhou, China

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Jiangnan University / School of Design, Wuxi

Jiangnan University
Hangzhou, China

Mo Hu, Yang Chen, Xiaolong Lou, Qianjiang

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