Submitted by: Personalvermittlung Chmiela (Ing. Landespflege)
Implemented country: Germany
Title: UmPlaBe’s environmentally friendly plant holders
Alfred Chmiela has developed an especially environmentally friendly plant holder made of recycled material. The product not only minimizes water consumption but also reduces fertilizer to minimum necessity by using a special mat. A study of plant watering in 2005 demonstrated that bedding plants could thrive for 66 days without additional watering in these plant holders with no problem. Furthermore, with this technology plants around construction sites can be transplanted. Extremely dry soil (e.g., sand) presents another application.