Plant face mask takes cutting down on your carbon footprint to the extreme

If the volcanoes in Iceland keep pumping out ash, we may all need to start wearing face masks to protect our delicate lung tissues. Of course, standard fabric or paper masks aren’t enough for some people, as physical filtration may not be enough in some cases. So you have this concept face mask from designer Robert Ortega.

Mr. Ortega created a mask that is infused with seeds that uses the CO2 and moisture in your breath to sprout, reducing your carbon footprint and making you look like some kind of freak with moss on your face. Of course, when you are done you could always just compost the mask, or plant it somewhere. I do think that if this product ever comes to market, they are totally missing out on the name though.

[via Treehugger]