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Japanese artist designs biodegradable moss carpet for home

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Is your carpet boring, dead, useless fibers made of plastic that absorb your cheetos crumbs like a black hole? Well, it doesn’t have to be thanks to the work of Japanese flower based artist Makoto Azuma, who invented a biodegradable moss planter carpet. This carpet was featured in the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair within the Tokyo Fiber Sensware exhibition. It is created by planting moss on another carpet. This is no ordinary plastic fiber, but a plant-derived plastic that can be decomposed by microorganisms; though it will take 10 years to fully decompose into carbon dioxide and water.

Basically the moss will eat the plastic over time as its food, while removing excess C02 from your house. It doesn’t say anything about walking on this carpet, and from the looks of it, I wouldn’t think that is a feature. Sad I know, I just want to lay across it all and giggle like a school girl. At this point, it appears to just be a show piece, plus something to help clean up the air along the way. Those of you with dogs should be careful though, expect lots of pee pee mistakes.

[Via Inhabitat]

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