Making Garden Kits from Bottles
Considering the amount of alcohol people consume everyday, we are left with a lot of empty glass bottles. Though some manufacturers recycle their bottles, most end up in the landfill or are piled up somewhere. My Little Garden, a company in Portugal, is bringing together the recycling, eco-design, and healthy diet concepts into one by turning wine bottles into herb pots.
With their garden kits you can grow your own herbs at home using an innovative method, which means you can eat natural products without the hard work or worries about having to water them. All you have to do is plant the seeds and wait to harvest the plant. The seeds included in the kits are original and are certified as untreated; the soil has had no compost or chemical products added; the wick, which absorbs the water in the bottom part and keeps the soil damp, is made of natural fiber; and they collect the bottles from the restaurants themselves. After harvesting the herbs you can reuse the kit to grow more herbs or even flowers. They also have a ‘window bottle kit’ which fits into a stainless steel frame and can be hung anywhere.
What is also great about this project is that they employ people with disabilities to clean the bottles/ remove the labels, and inmates of a prison to assemble the kits. Are there any other ways we can put those glass bottles to good use while employing the less fortunate?
Spotted by: Bikram Palikhey