I love this idea. Genius UK art student Ben Huttly created a label for vegetables that is not only biodegradable and eco-friendly, but has seeds embedded so more veggies can grow! To avoid using ink, laser cutting creates the words. Plus it looks nice.
Here’s what he says about his contribution to the world:
My initial intension was to inspire people to start gardening and reduce unnecessary waste by looking at alternative processes and materials. Having researched gardening and environmental issues I felt I somehow needed to bridge these two subjects. Having noticed just how unnecessary supermarket fruit and vegetable packaging has become I decided I would focus my attention on that. Not only is this a growing problem but it bridged the gap between gardening and environmental issues. It brought the question: How can I inspire people to start growing fruit and vegetables at home? Having undertaken various questionnaires and surveys I noticed a very high percentage of people buy their fruit and vegetables from supermarkets. This gave me the idea to show people just how simple it is to grow their own food, using packaging as a method of communication.
I hope all the places that shrinkwrap their vegetables get wise.