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  • Jimbo Mitre

    I love this idea! Our city will take a lot of things for compost, so this could just go into the compost bin. At large gatherings we use sustainable cutlery made with 70% plant starches, they are recyclable but not yet compostable. It's a step in the right direction.

  • Paris Marron

    Love this! I hate when I order take out or To Go food and end up with non-recycleable (or even recyclable, but not biodegradable) packaging.

  • Emily Pasnak-Lapchick

    For those who are in cities, this could be added to compost piles. Most Farmer's Markets have a compost section where you can bring your waste 1-4 times a week!

  • Wai-Ming Lee

    Having more biodegradable take-out boxes full stop would be more useful as not everyone has space to plant seeds. What happens if you live in an apartment? Still, thumbs up. Great idea.

  • trashfree girl

    Great idea - but what about the plastic label holding the seeds? Why do you need to include the seeds anyway? A box that biodegrades so quickly is the best part of it.

  • Cyril B. Saulny

    There is nothing new under the sun that could possibly be created! Not a single element of a thing!

  • Michael Del Ponte

    This is a great idea, day to day objects that are very simple can have such a huge impact on the future. I would love to see more of this from restaurants!

  • Amy Bauer

    I have a rain parka that is like this. There are seeds in the pocket. Whenever I feel I am done using it or its warn out I can bury it, water it, and carrots will grow! This is a great idea.

      • Amy Bauer

        Just got the parka in April, still wearing it. It is from South America. Seems like it could last awhile. Cannot wait to grow my carrots though..

    • Lindsey Smith

      Oh, I would totally pay extra too! I don't even think most consumers would notice a price difference. It would be the restaurants that would be the hardest to convince

      • Susie Wilburn

        We are starting a community garden in our small town and I'm wondering if we could barter the veggies we grow with a restaurant to take a pledge that they would begin using these as a campaign to get the ball rolling. I don't know that our garden could supply all the restaurants in our county but it would certainly start a movement with other gardens in the smaller towns in the county and the restaurants that are adjacent to them.