Smart Idea: Polystyrene Planter


PHOTO Marijke Willems PRODUCTION & WORDS Annemarie Meintjes

Behold, a practical, eco-friendly way to repurpose polystyrene packaging.

Instead of discarding foam packaging moulded into interesting shapes, use the bigger pieces as planters.

We planted dwarf cotton lavender, a shrub with silvery grey foliage and yellow flowers in summer. The best thing about it, however, is that it is a natural insect repellent.

Use it to keep flies and mosquitos away from the table; it’s so much better than spoiling your drinks with the pungent smell of citronella candles.

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