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Ice lolly plant stick a cool idea
Plant Me Ice Lollies
Once the lolly is eaten the stick can be planted
A student at a Devon university has come up with a novel twist on the traditional children's ice lolly.

University of Plymouth student Alex Worswick's Plant Me Ice Lollies have a seed at the end of the stick so once the lolly is eaten it can be planted.

Alex and six other students from the designer-maker course will show their designs at the New Designers Business Design Centre in London next month.

All their products use sustainable and recycled materials.

Climate information

Third year student Alex, who is 22 and from Somerset, said the seeds would be easy to plant and look after.

He used coriander seeds in his prototype and plans to use other herb seeds too.

"They are usually easy to grow and grow relatively quickly so for children they will see a quick result," he said.

"The sticks and packaging have information on climate change and other issues and it would be great if they could be sold at places like the Eden Project.

"It's turning what is usually rubbish into benefits."

Other products on show include Joe Stoneham's energy-saving, low cost polystyrene window shutters and Sam Murat's rocking chair dubbed Rocking Sheep, which is made from sheepskin.




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