A pair of Scottish designers have created a self-watering plant pot that aims to lower the carbon footprint created from traditional flowerpot companies. Andrew Flynn and Martin Keane created a flowerpot that uses 100 percent recycled materials and can be transported in mass amounts. The two designers believe that their new flat-pack design can reduce carbon emissions released by post-delivery systems that transport the flower containers to their retail locations. Because the pots are flat-pack, their collapsible design allows copious amounts of the product to fit into single delivery vehicles.
The pots are easy to assemble and can be quickly set up when delivered to their customer’s location. The vase comes in a package that resembles an envelope and is easy to build once the product is opened. It only takes a quick pull on a drawstring to construct the 100 percent recyclable plant pot and set up its self-watering function. The pot utilizes its translucent design to grant customers a full visual scope of the interior part of their self-watering vase.
Flynn and Martin believe that their innovative garden product is a perfect solution to the on-going environmental crisis plaguing our current ecosystem. The pair want homeowners to rethink how they should tend after their plants by looking to the future of design and garden technology. The two designers believe that their product can reduce carbon emissions 100 times more than standard plant pots, which need industrial resources for their creation and distribution. Many homeowners in the UK are interested in the new product because of its eco-friendly design and distribution methods. The product is currently in the stages of crowdfunding but is set to release onto the market within the next few months. Flynn and Keane state that the product emerged from a 10 year-long planning process, which cultivated the eco-friendly plant pot.