How to make a flower pot for a $150 home
A new flower pot made from recycled paper, recycled plastic and recycled plastic bags will be launched in Australia next week.
The product will be sold at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show and was designed by Melbourne-based design studio, Burlington Flower Shop.
“The idea was to get a flower in your house that you can enjoy for days and that doesn’t have a lot of energy or waste,” Burlington CEO Steve Bowers said.
“We wanted something that you could do with as little energy as possible and still have a very simple product that you would still use in a home.”
The pot is made of recycled plastic, paper and plastic bags and is meant to be made in less than a month.
“It’s like a tiny house,” Mr Bowers told ABC News.
“It’s a pretty good compromise between space and energy consumption, and that’s really important.”
Mr Bowers also said that the product had a lot more room to grow and that it would be more sustainable than a traditional flower pot.
The new product, named the Burlington Floral Flower Pot, will be available to pre-order from Burlington at the end of February.
“I’ve actually been waiting for the opportunity to go ahead and launch it, but I think I have the ingredients to make it happen,” Mr Sillitoe said.
“I’m not quite sure how I’ll do it, because it’s so much fun to design things, and it’s not something I can do for a living, but hopefully I’ll be able to get it going.”
The company is hoping to raise $150,000 from the event, which is being held at the Rose Parade on Saturday.