Greening the Plastic Age

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This is the modern world: European scientists develop a cell phone cover that, when thrown away, will grow into a sunflower. Motorola contemplates a possible 2005 rollout.

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  1. Great story. Screw the doom and gloom environmentalists. 🙂

  2. Indeed!

  3. Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a thousand rollover minutes contend.

  4. Why sunflowers? Surely there must be more interesting seeds that one could incorporate into the phone design!

    Just make sure that you only market the more interesting phones to cancer patients in California, if you know what I mean…

  5. the future does just get brighter (on the whole, anyway).

  6. Just make sure that you only market the more interesting phones to cancer patients in California, if you know what I mean

    Actually, it would be easier on them if you just made the phone cover out of….

    well, never mind – that would be violating interstate commerce by taking away from the local Cannibas cell phone cover industry.

  7. I hear the Sunflower in question is actually genetically modified to grow in degraded polymer waste and hit your phone bill with false roaming charges. Do you want your children eating such a plant? I didn’t think so!

  8. Even if the cannabis seed was planted in the backyard of somebody in the state state where the cell phone cover was manufactured, and was smoked by that person, it would affect interstate commerce.

    And I’d like to add that you guys on Hit and Run spend a lot of time talking about pot. Since drugs fund terrorism, we have traced your IP addresses and will be arresting all of you as enemy combatants! I’d like to thank the posters who argued that I have the right to do this; your posts will be submitted as amicus briefs if you try to appeal any of this.

  9. Looks like Ashcroft is smoking more than cell phone covers!

  10. What’s to keep it from biodegrading while you’re still using it?

  11. What’s to keep it from biodegrading while you’re still using it?

    Are we still talking about weed?

  12. Maybe they could make Billy Joel CDs that turn into music when you run them through the garbage disposal.

  13. Maybe they could make Billy Joel CDs that turn into music when you run them through the garbage disposal.

    Douglas, you ever hear a Billy Joel CD ran through the garbage disposal? It indeed is sweet music to my ears and worthy of a Grammy nomination. However, the Grammy goes to Madonna’s CDs roasting on an open fire!

  14. I like the comment about how it could be adapted for use in ammunition. That way when you go postal and the police stop you, you can just say you were exercising your green thumb. I can just see the CSI now, they have to sequence the DNA of the a flower to identify the shooter….ooh the possibilities…I lvoe the Dutch.

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