Coke puts up first plant billboard on EDSA

COOL!

The 60 x 60 ft. plant billboard, located along Northbound EDSA-Forbes, utilizes a thriving species of Fukien tea plant, which absorbs air pollutants. According to botanist Anthony Gao, each plant can absorb up to 13 pounds of carbon dioxide in a year, on the average. “This billboard helps alleviate air pollution within its proximate areas as it can absorb a total of 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, on estimate.” Gao says.

What’s the plant billboard made of?

  • 3,600 pots of recycled Coke bottles
  • potting mixture made up of industrial by-products and organic fertilizers (both stable and light-weight)
  • bottles designed to contain the plants securely and allow the plants to grow sideways
  • drip irrigation system operated on a schedule to distribute water with nutrients to the plants

Image and info from engadget

2 Replies to “Coke puts up first plant billboard on EDSA”

    1. let’s hope not! if anything, it’s the lower lights we have to worry about re burns… id like to think they thought this one out though– let’s wait and see 🙂

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