Your Cell Phone has Flower Power

So many times this blog has addressed the importance of recycling things like cell phones and batteries. The toxic materials in these products, as well as their plastic cases, can create long-term dangerous effects on our environment. You can easily drop off your phones and batteries at office supply stores like Staples or Officemax.

Scientists at the University of Warwick in the U.K. have created a cellular phone with a case made of biodegradable polymer that, when put in the ground, becomes compost and sprouts sunflowers. The cases are just as tough and attractive as current cell phone cases.

There are two drawbacks. First, the technology is still a ways off. Second, you have to remove the guts from the phone and recycle them separately.

Until your cell phone has the ability to bloom, you can donate it to soldiers fighting abroad by going HERE.

1 comment:

  1. that's a pretty neat invention. If this pushes forward, imagine the acres of flowers that can possibly bloom as almost everyone on this planet has a cellphone.