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Zen Garden Sink Is A Good Idea In Theory

Zen Garden Sink (Images courtsy Gau Designs)
By Andrew Liszewski

In this age of ‘environmental awareness’ inventors and designers are always trying to come up with new ways to better use our natural resources. So here’s an interesting take on the bathroom sink that reuses the water from the basin to feed a plant.

But it’s pretty obvious the sink is more of a design concept than a usable idea because we all know how many chemicals end up being poured into a bathroom sink like toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream and soap just to name a few. And while I only took Biology classes up until high-school from what I remember none of those chemicals were used by plants for the purpose of living. Still, I wonder if that long channel could be outfitted with a filter of some sort ensuring that only H20 eventually made it to the plant.

[ Zen Garden Sink ] VIA [ TreeHugger ]







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  • Mike

    but there’s no limit to how much water gets to the plant right? so it will be over-watered….

  • JAC

    Maybe there is some kind of badass plant that can thrive under those conditions, who knows.

  • http://icedtea.wordpress.com troy

    Well most plants that can grow semi submerged would need more constant water so there would need to be an indentation that could hold water where the plants sit. Actually most of the cleaners and such we use on our bodies are mostly harmless to such plants. Lucky bamboo would be great for something like this, or any of the semi aquatic grasses.

  • Corey

    Lucky bamboo would be a good plant.
    It can live in just water.

  • Corey

    Lucky bamboo would be a good plant.
    It can live in just water.