Motorola mobile phone becomes sunflower
Motorola have developed a novel approach to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR.) They might soon be saying "you can take your mobile phone and shove it!" Shove it in the garden, that is. And then watch it metamorph, butterfly like, into a sunflower. University of Warwick' researchers, together with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd, have created a prototype cellular phone casing, made of a biodegradable polymer, which comes with an embedded sunflower seed. The casing degrades in the compost and releases the seed from its viewable capsule. Sounds cute. Let's hope their next project solves the issue of heavy metals inside the body of the phone.
::Warwick University [by WM]