November 19, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Dutch designer Bas Van der Veer’s Bioplastic Planter is made entirely from renewable bioplastics. The idea is that after planting a tree with the Bioplastic Planter, the planter protects it from falling over, then starts to slowly biodegrade in the soil, at the same time feeding the tree. The planter’s handles are intended to make it easy to grip for transporting and planting.
The designer claims that, as the roots of the tree find their way through the ground, the tree feeds on the Bioplastic Planter. I’m not sure by what the tree is being nourished, but I like the concept for its biodegradable properties.