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Brief Published: 11 May 2012



Chilean industrial designer Genoveva Cifuentes has designed a biodegradable gardening aid called InPlum that turns plum pits into plant pots and seedbeds. 

She came up with the idea after noting that Chile was the second largest exporter of dehydrated plums in the world, and that there was no use for the country’s 47,000 tonnes of wasted plum pits per year.

InPlum upcycles plum pits into a biodegradable material used for a range of plant pots and seedbeds that can be placed directly into the soil. The material will not only harmlessly decompose, but will improve germination by adding the InPlum pots’ nutrients to the mix.

Remade in Chile