The Bottom Line
- Great Looking
- Made from 100% recycled materials
- Each pot is unique
- Painted by artists
- Each pot is handpainted with a unique design
- Made from discarded electronic equipment and wrecked cars
- Comes in 8" 10" and 12" sizes
- Colors: blue, green and orange
- Suggested retail price for 8" pot is $9.99
- Paint is baked on for scratch resistance
Guide Review - TerraCycle Urban Art Pot for Container Gardening
I love my Urban Art Pot. It is distinctly hip looking while being totally carbon neutral. Not only that, it is a container with a social conscience. Each pot is hand painted by an artist recruited by TerraCycle, from inner city Newark, New Jersey.
Made from 100% reused plastic, mostly from discarded electronic equipment and wrecked cars, these pots are hand painted, each with a unique design. They even use an environmentally friendly, low VOC paint that is applied with air compressors instead of aerosols. The base coat is baked on for a harder, more scratch resistant finish, which is important because my container gardens need to withstand some banging around and abuse.
Urban Art Pots are lightweight and durable and have good drainage holes. They come in three sizes, 8, 10 and 12 inches, though TerraCycle is hoping eventually to make them in larger sizes. The designs are urban-hip, with a graffiti, airbrushed look. The colors are vibrant and would look great with any number of plants.
These pots are a wonderful alone and could be spectacular in a multi-colored group. They would also look great if you used several pots of a single color with different patterns. Imagine a line of blue pots, some with squiggles some with polka-dots, all filled with lambs ears or bright, flowering calibrachoas lined up on a deck or set of stairs.A container garden in an Urban Art Pot can also add an accent or focal point to a grouping of more conservative planters. The pots are designed to be used inside or out.