Despite the best of intentions, more than three out of four plastic bottles are trashed and sent to landfills each year rather than being recycled or upcycled. What if there was an easy to to turn your bottles into something new and useful rather than sending them through the dubious and energy-consuming recycling process?
This idea by Yun Hwan Sung is simple but profound: include a few seeds with certain plastic bottles as well as easy do-it-yourself instructions for flipping the bottle, filling it with soil and thus converting it into a functional little planter. The resulting herbs can in turn be consumer or simply become decorative elements for your home. Now, on top of picking what you want to drink, you can also choose what you want to plant and grow after you consume your beverage.