Herb System

Circular farming and packaging

Fresh herbs in supermarkets and shops nowadays are sold in two formats: picked and packaged in sealed plastic wrappers, or sold as plants with root systems in plastic pots, placed in plastic bags on plastic trays. Both options utilize toxic non-renewable material and produce unnecessary trash.

This project presents a wire system where fresh herbs can be sold in the same constellation as they were seeded and planted in. The frames are shipped back and forth following the structure of Svenska Retursystemet, and the metal herb pots can after purchase be used over and over again by the customer or recycled. Taking away the need for repackaging of the herbs after harvesting leads to a drastic reduction of material waste. 

Project info
Iris Yao