If only more business cared about the environment as much as IKEA does.
Most everyone has heard that the St Louis IKEA Store is powered by solar panels! Here is a lesser known environmental project they have incorporated into the property along Forest Park and Vandeventer Streets.
The parking lot in of the St Louis IKEA store drains into a low $$$ cost natural phytoremediation filter system.
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Article 2- St Louis IKEA Phyto Buffer Zone pt2
Article 1- IKEAs lesser known environmental project
The IKEA's Engineers and Crew that installed the water filtration Phytoremediation project did a seamless job of blending the bioremediation system into the natural environment. If it wouldn't have been for my growing the Kenaf plants and seeing the unmistakable Kenaf Flowers- I may not have noticed.
|IKEA Parking Lot drains away from the building into modified riparian buffers along Forest Park Parkway and Vandeventer|
|Any contaminants that escape or drip from the Autos in the parking lot will eventually make their way into the modified riparian buffer zone that removes the toxins naturally|
|The break in the concrete curb allows the water to enter the riparian buffer zone where the Plants naturally cycle the toxins from the water.|
|Phytoremediation Plants are growing in a bed of Gravel and Rock allowing the roots of the plants direct contact with the toxins that will be removed by Phytoremediation.|
Toxins and Contaminants are removed the Natural Way by using Plants in a process called Phytoremediation.https://electrohemp.blogspot.com/2017/07/citizen-science-phytoremediation.html