Grow a Vertical Garden With These Recycled-Plastic Planters

published Dec 23, 2020
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When you love plants but don’t have a lot of horizontal space, consider going vertical! A set of vertical planters makes it easy to keep a garden in a small space on either walls or fences.

We wrote about these planters last year when they were just seedlings on Kickstarter. Now they’re in full bloom and available on Uncommon Goods.

According to Uncommon Goods, creator Bryan Meador came up with the idea for the recycled-plastic planters while walking through a neighborhood near his home that was “covered in chain-link fences and littered with plastic bottles.” His resulting product makes use of those resources—plastic and vertical space—to add some extra greenery and fight climate change.

On the project’s original Kickstarter page, Meader explained why the pods are made of plastic:

“Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, (at least not for a couple hundred years) so it’s important that we keep track of the plastic that we have now. Why not use this material for something good? By using recycled plastic to grow plants that help to clean the air and create more biomass, we can use our waste to our advantage rather than creating more problems later on by dumping it in our oceans and landfills. We also incentivize larger plastic clean up efforts by creating more demand for recycled plastic material.”

Each planter measures 9.1”L x 7” W x 8” H and can clip or mount to a wall or fence. They’re sold as a set of five for $55. Find them on Uncommon Goods here.