Groasis Introduces Greenboxx Made of Recycled Paper to Combat Desertification


STEENBERGEN, The Netherlands, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A new Groasis invention, a biodegradable version of the proven successful Waterboxx, is the answer against desertification. The Groasis Greenboxx, made of recycled paper, is an environmentally friendly development of the Waterboxx. The Groasis Greenboxx can be used to plant one tree in a desert without using irrigation. It saves up to 97% of water while planting. After a year the Groasis Greenboxx degrades and functions as manure for the tree.


Groasis, a socially active and environmentally friendly company from Holland, won the Popular Science Award for “Best of What’s New – Innovation of the Year 2010″ with the Waterboxx. This Waterboxx is made of polypropylene and can be used multiple times.

Through this press announcement Groasis invites people or organizations to subscribe on its website in order to help test the following revolutionary invention: the Groasis Greenboxx. Groasis is inspired by the introduction method of Google Glass. Through a crowd source model many companies and persons test the Glass in order to improve its use.

With the Greenboxx, Groasis plans to use the same method: through selecting the right partners the Groasis Greenboxx can be tested worldwide in order to improve its function.

Pieter Hoff, social entrepreneur and founder of Groasis, is the writer of the book The Treesolution. In this book he promotes the idea to replant all manmade deserts with economical and ecologically interesting trees. This way we can help feed the world, fight erosion and clear the air of CO₂ through a money-making business model. Pieter Hoff says: “With the Groasis Greenboxx we introduce an unimaginably easy tool to combat erosion through reforestation of manmade deserts without using irrigation. I hope thousands will subscribe on our website to help us test and improve the Greenboxx in order to reach our objective to reforest the world.”

Groasis is successfully active, planting trees in over 30 countries with extreme dry and hot climates. In July Groasis will introduce the next groundbreaking instrument to reach the objective of worldwide reforestation of manmade deserts, the “Growsafe” plant protector.

A video presentation of the Groasis Greenboxx experiments in English:

A video presentation of the Groasis Greenboxx experiments in Spanish:

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