Researchers 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 !
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