Biodegradable Mobile Phone

by Lexia

Sunflower MobileResearchers at Warwick University, PVAXX Research and Motorola are showing off a prototype of a revolutionary biodegradable phone cover containing a Sunflower seed at this year’s Dead Ringers exhibition at the Science Musuem in London.

In an effort to stem the amount of waste produced by dumped mobile phones, researchers used a biodegradable polymer as mobile phone cladding and implanted a sunflower seed inside the phone. The phone cover biodegrades in compost, releasing important nutrients that nurse the growing sunflower seedling.

I’d love to see this adopted by mobile manufacturers – it would be nice to see at least part of our gadgets being saved form the dump and reused to decorate our gardens !

2 reviews or comments

Al Says: April 27, 2006 at 2:41 pm

I have a distinct case of deja vu reading that, look down below 🙂

Collins Pt. Says: August 24, 2010 at 1:22 am

Biodegradable plastic and packaging is a modern necessity for our ever-endangered environment.
Now PLA has been used to line the indoors of Paper Cups in place of the oil based lining additional usually used, create Plastic Cups, Plates, Carrier Bags, Food Packaging and even Nappies.
Eco Pure is our proprietary blend of organic materials that does not modify the base resin to which it is added.

Thanks a lot for your information

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