From staircases to furniture and art to lighting, a sustainably designed home requires eco-friendly accessories for a green design inside and out. This collection of amazing eco designs goes beyond standard energy-star appliances and stainless steel cabinetry, including chairs from worn-out keyboards, elegant light fixtures from recycled aluminum, and more…
5 (More) Extraordinary Examples of Eco-Friendly Watercraft
We’ve highlighted some amazing options for sustainable boating in the past, including the creative solar-powered bicycle boat pictured above. In this post, we’re bringing you a few more examples of eco-friendly watercraft – a few of which are available, or will soon be available to the public! From solar power to electric, there are some exciting innovations on the horizon for sustainable fun on the water…
More Extraordinary Reuse Projects: 10 Creative Ways to Recycle Cardboard
Last week, we featured 10 projects that reuse and recycle plastic bottles – this week, we’re looking at some amazing things created with reused cardboard. From bridges and bikes to furniture and homes, cardboard is becoming a preferred material for innovative recyclable products. We’ve even included a few cardboard reuse projects you can make at home!
10 Ridiculous Wastes of Packaging Materials and How to Stop It
Over-packaging seems to be the norm in our excessive society but too much packaging causes problems for the consumer, as well as the planet. It’s frustrating to tear through huge boxes filled with endless packaging foam to finally unwrap the tiny iPod you’ve been waiting on – getting rid of all that waste is an entirely new battle, not to mention all the unnecessary space required during shipping for too much packaging. We’ve gathered some of the most ridiculous examples of over-packaging and included a few ways you can help diminish the excess.
Paperless World? 5 Creative Alternatives to Cutting Trees
No matter how hard we try, a paperless world just doesn’t seem possible. From newspapers and magazines to printed memos and note-taking, we still depend on paper – so why not find an alternative to our traditional tree-based paper? Here’s what a few innovative companies are doing to solve the paper problem…
10 of the World’s Weirdest Biodegradeable Products
Biodegradable products are making a big difference in green living. We’re using biodegradable trash bags, frequenting restaurants that care enough to use biodegradable take-out containers, and have switched to biodegradable soaps – but what about biodegradable cars, clothes, bikes, and motor oil? Take a look at some of the weirdest biodegradable products we’ve come across…
Wearing Trash? 10 Recycled Jewelry Designs That Demand Attention
“One man’s trash is another woman’s treasure” – especially when that trash is made into jewelry! Recycled jewelry is popping up everywhere, and the materials used to create it is just as amazing as the jewelry itself. From industrial trash thrown away in Chicago to bicycle inner tubes in Holland, recycled jewelry is eco-chic, handmade, and planet-friendly
Greenwashing H20: WTF is ‘Sustainable Water’?
Water…it’s pure, it’s natural, and it’s abundant – right?
Well, not exactly. While nearly 75% of the world is covered with water, only about 3% is fit for human consumption – and two-thirds of that is found in glaciers and icecaps. That leaves just 1% of the planet’s water for our own use. Yes, water is a rare, valuable, and necessary resource — but is it really worth $20 a bottle?