Pet Tree Vertical eco planting system has won Green Dot Awards and International Design Awards for its ingenious system. It utilizes re-used PET bottles by structuring these bottles into a unique tree-like shape that features an innovative water circulation system that collects rainwater while allowing drop irrigation. This system promotes reusing plastic bottles to reduce plastic waste in our environment and at the same time it’s a great solution for urban organic growers.
Designer : Dr.Hakan Gürsu
The main body will be made out of recycled plastic materials while the protective membrane will be produced by the extrusion and welding of cellulose acetate. Its main support body will be made out of 1mm thick of stainless steel. Pet Tree Vertical eco planting system offers a new way for urban farming with minimum resource use while provides maximum efficiency. It cuts back manpower, save more time, growing more plants (horizontal area), and reduces the amount of carbondioxide oscillation by using the waste PET bottles.
The target consumer of Pet Tree Vertical eco planting system would be both individual user and rural society who want to grow their own food. With limited urban space, it’s possible to increase the amount of production even more. The membrane has been designed to protect these plants from birds or any other harmful living creatures.
GMOs and the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers have caused many to reconsider the quality of food sold in conventional grocery stores. For those who’d rather be in control of where and how their food is grown, home gardening is an obvious alternative. If like me, you long to be a farmer but live in a small, urban rental property, producing food seems like a pipe dream. But living smaller doesn’t have to mean giving up the quest for self-sufficiency in the kitchen.