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Recycled Paper Flat-pack Baskets from Engage Green

Posted By Jason Sahler On April 12, 2008 @ 5:19 am In Design,Green Kitchen,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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One of the biggest tenets of living a sustainable life is doing more with less, and as we grapple with reducing our carbon [2] footprints we have to take a closer look at how we equip the world we live in. These beautiful recycled paper baskets from award-winning artist Leonor Mendoza [3] are definitely a step in the lighter footstep direction. Made from recycled paper and cotton woven together, these colorful and multifaceted mats sport corner buttons allowing them to go from a colorful placemat to functional basket in seconds.

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Mendoza’s traymat creations are durable, waterproof and biodegradable. They come in a variety of patterns and styles and represent the philosophy behind Engage Green [4], the eco-minded design company which Mendoza and her husband run out of Brooklyn, NY. With an iconic penguin and rooster logo, Engage Green is always mindful of environmental impact. Using recycled [5] and renewable materials, good design and resource conserving manufacturing methods, Engage Green’s designs bring functional, stylish sustainability to the green-inspired home.

$12 at Engage Green [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/12/bright-and-bold-recycled-paper-baskets/

[2] reducing our carbon: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/08/first-leed-platinum-carbon-neutral-building/

[3] Leonor Mendoza: http://www.leonormendoza.com/

[4] Engage Green: http://engagegreen.com/

[5] recycled: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/02/sustainable-style-recycling-and-upcycling-collections/

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