Fast Company's Adele Peters takes a look at a research initiative from Amsterdam-based MyEarth, a company that is studying whether or not a particular type of honeysuckle flower dubbed "Green Junkie" may be able to work as an urban air filter by absorbing pollution.

MyEarth has cultivated the flower to "crave" more carbon dioxide by using a custom organic fertilizer made from plant waste from Amsterdam streets. Following a series of succesful lab tests, the team is now studying it on the type of street where it may eventually be used.

"The parts of a plant that pick up air pollution out of the air are the 'hairs,' so what they've changed for this honeysuckle is that they've made it very, very hairy," says Emily Parry from AMS Institute, an organization that helps foster solutions for urban problems in Amsterdam.

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