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Spud Raincoat Begins and Ends as a Plant

The Spud Raincoat by Equilicuá aims to be as educational as it is useful, illustrating the potential of compostable materials that are as...

Sam Biddle
Sam Biddle on June 25, 2009.

The Spud Raincoat by Equilicuá aims to be as educational as it is useful, illustrating the potential of compostable materials that are as effective as their less environmentally-friendly counterparts. The jacket, though indistinguishable from any other raincoat, is made entirely from potato starch bioplastic, and as a final feat of eco-consciousness, can actually be planted in the ground, releasing a concealed packet of seed that will be nourished by the jacket material as it biodegrades. Containing Mediterranean plant seeds contained in Spanish clay balls and fabricated from French potatoes by a German bioplastics firm, the Spud Raincoat is verily a jacket for the conscientious global citizen.

[via TreeHugger]

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