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Biodegradable cell phone contains seed

British scientists at the University of Warwick have designed a biodegradable cell phone casing that degrades in so...


British scientists at the University of Warwick have designed a biodegradable cell phone casing that degrades in soil after being discarded. A seed, imbedded in the special polymer, germinates as the phone breaks down.

Million of cell phones are discarded each year as manufacturers introduce new models; the novel concept is meant to help consumers do something positive for the environment. The seed — a sunflower seed in the prototype — is implanted in a small transparent window in the phone. The researchers expect the covers to hit the commercial market next year, but can’t say how much the items will cost.


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