flatpack origami plant pots are eco-friendly and water themselves

flatpack origami plant pots are eco-friendly and water themselves

a pair of scottish engineers have created flat pack, origami plant pots designed to be delivered through letter boxes. POTR pots are 100 times more carbon efficient than traditional plant pots, made from recycled plastic and arrive in net shape before being unfolded.

flatpack origami plant pots are eco-friendly and water themselves

images courtesy of POTR pots



the origami POTR pots arrive with a quick draw cotton cord, which pulls up around the plant, transforming it into a multi-faceted plant pot. after adding water, the cord can be placed with one end in the reservoir and the other into the soil—allowing the plant to draw up moisture when it needs it. the semi-transparent design makes it easy to see when water is running low.



POTR pots were created by engineers andrew flynn and martin keane who met while studying in glasgow. the pair bonded over their love of plants and their desire to create something with as little impact on the planet as possible. 



the designers used mostly recycled polypropylene, which they sourced from nearby locations. they also worked with a local manufacturer, bristol-based die-cutting experts folio, to further minimise environmental impact. the flat-packed nature of POTR plants also makes them better for the environment by reducing the amount of fuel needed during shipping.



flynn and keane recently launched POTR pots with a kickstarter campaign in a bid to gain funds for their first production run. at the time of writing, the project has surpassed its goal of raising £600 and has recieved £17,064 worth of pledges.


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