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Richard Hutten’s Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Richard Hutten’s Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Dutch designer Richard Hutten just unveiled his new Layers Cloud Chair, which is set to debut at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. The chair is made entirely from Kvadrat's multicolored Divina fabric, and it

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Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

  After Treeson water company founder Carlton Solle took a trip to Costa Rica with his family five years ago and saw the dreadful plastic pollution littering the beach, he learned that less

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INDEX Award Winner: Fenugreen Organic FreshPaper Will Keep Your Unrefrigerated Food Fresher 4x’s Longer

INDEX Award Winner: Fenugreen Organic FreshPaper Will Keep Your Unrefrigerated Food Fresher 4x’s Longer

Have you ever reached into your refrigerator to grab a box of strawberries and opened it to find a blackened pile of fruit. Spoiled food is a terribly disappointing thing that happens more often than you

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Triangle Tree’s Edible Spoons Are a Tasty Alternative to Plastic Utensils

Triangle Tree’s Edible Spoons Are a Tasty Alternative to Plastic Utensils

In an effort to create an alternative to disposable plastic silverware, Triangle Tree has produced Edible Spoons, a spoon that you can eat after finishing your meal. Made of corn, the spoons are

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The Eco-Amp is a Low-Cost iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Materials

The Eco-Amp is a Low-Cost iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Materials

We've seen iPhone amplifiers made from bamboo cane, transformed vinyl records and sculptural ceramic. Now Eco-made has produced the Eco-amp - an affordable, pocket-sized speaker made from recycled

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Eric Standley’s Mind-Blowing Paper Sculptures Look Like Gothic Cathedral Windows

Eric Standley’s Mind-Blowing Paper Sculptures Look Like Gothic Cathedral Windows

From afar, Eric Standley’s pieces look like the windows of a Gothic cathedral. But take a closer look and you'll discover that they're made from simple sheets of paper that have been carved away layer

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Myanmar’s Inle Lake Shows Bridge to Ancient Hydroponic Farming Systems

Myanmar’s Inle Lake Shows Bridge to Ancient Hydroponic Farming Systems

In today's world, where a shift from large scale agribusiness to smaller scale, localized growing can be seen, ideas such as hydroponics and aquaponics have begun to take hold in the urban environment.

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Petter Thorne’s Ethereal Wet and Dry Lamps Use Minimal Materials and Energy

Petter Thorne’s Ethereal Wet and Dry Lamps Use Minimal Materials and Energy

Swedish designer Petter Thorne wanted to make a lamp that would use the least amount of materials and energy as possible, and his goal was achieved with these beautiful Wet and Dry lights. The glowing

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Brazilian Fast-Food Chain Cuts Waste By Serving Up Burgers Wrapped In Edible Paper

Brazilian Fast-Food Chain Cuts Waste By Serving Up Burgers Wrapped In Edible Paper

A Brazilian fast-food chain has introduced a clever solution for customers tired of having to unwrap their hamburger before eating it: edible packaging. As part of a marketing campaign designed to

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New Biocompatible Electronic Devices Would Dissolve in the Body After Use

New Biocompatible Electronic Devices Would Dissolve in the Body After Use

A collaboration between scientists at Tufts School of Engineering at the University of Illinois has led to the creation of tiny, fully biocompatible electronic devices that, once they have functioned for

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Scientists Create Biodegradable Computer Chips from Spider Silk!

Scientists Create Biodegradable Computer Chips from Spider Silk!

Spider Web photo from Shutterstock Spiders are capable of some amazing things - not the least of which is weaving strong-as-steel webs from silk. Now, scientists at the Institut de Physique de Rennes

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Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Each of the buildings at Sinclair Meadows in South Shields has been constructed with natural materials at the forefront, such as timber frames, hemp insulation, lime render, and sustainable timber. In

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OSU’s New Microbial Fuel Cell Can Generate 10-50 Times More Power From Wastewater

OSU’s New Microbial Fuel Cell Can Generate 10-50 Times More Power From Wastewater

A team of engineers from Oregon State University has developed a breakthrough microbial fuel cell that is capable of generating 10 to 50 times more electricity from waste than other MFCs. The team hopes

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128 Cardboard: A Clever Recycled Cardboard Fruit Bowl by SEMdesign

128 Cardboard: A Clever Recycled Cardboard Fruit Bowl by SEMdesign

Utrecht-based SEMdesign created this low-impact faceted bowl that is made entirely from cardboard so it can be easily recycled or composted at the end of its life. Named “Fruit Bowl 128

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Furniture and More Made from Recycled Paper and Bovine Waste!

Furniture and More Made from Recycled Paper and Bovine Waste!

With the ability to be transformed into furniture, signage, displays and more, Ecor is an amazing moldable material made from recycled cardboard, old newsprint, and a variety of fibers, including those

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Extraordinary Banana Art Etchings are Inspiring and Edible

Extraordinary Banana Art Etchings are Inspiring and Edible

Melbourne-based artist, Jun Gil Park is the creative genius behind this bunch of banana etchings.  His biodegradable masterpieces are inspired by Jazz icons like Dizzie Gillespie and the Cuban acoustic

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IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

The cans themselves don’t present a problem, as aluminium can be recycled infinitely without a loss in quality. About half of the cans consumed in the US are recycled. The problem is the other half -

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Amazing Biodegradable Piezo-Art Pavilion by 3XN Generates its Own Energy

Amazing Biodegradable Piezo-Art Pavilion by 3XN Generates its Own Energy

Danish architects 3XN have created a swirling art installation that features some of the most advanced building and energy-generating technologies on earth. Designed for an exhibit at Louisiana's Museum

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Yves Behar and Fuseproject Offer Yummy Hot Cacao System to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

Yves Behar and Fuseproject Offer Yummy Hot Cacao System to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

Attention chocolate lovers! The Nature Conservancy and Yves Behar have just come out with a new sustainable hot cacao system to make the traditional drink right in your own home. Following the tradition

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Frankenstein’s Curious Biodegradable Designs Are Made of Sand, Water and Poo

Frankenstein’s Curious Biodegradable Designs Are Made of Sand, Water and Poo

Natural, local, long-lasting, cheap and biodegradable - adobe just seems to be the perfect sustainable material for experimenting with new shapes! Inspired by her experience in India, designer Karin

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Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Victor Vetterlein recently unveiled a new pendant lamp that showcases biodegradable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Dubbed “Study of Life”, the lamp consists of two

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Packaging the Future: Fluffy Natural Packaging!

Packaging the Future: Fluffy Natural Packaging!

So far in our Packaging the Future series we've explored how nature solves the packaging problems of strength, buoyancy and moisture-retention (coconut shells), tough-but-flexible protection (wombat

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Biodegradable Coffins Made From Recycled Paper Pulp

Biodegradable Coffins Made From Recycled Paper Pulp

Even though Halloween is over, here is one super sustainable design solution that is bound to keep the green spirits happy for the rest of the year. Direct from Denmark, Bendt Stov recently

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Government Proposes Tighter Rules to Curb Greenwashing

Government Proposes Tighter Rules to Curb Greenwashing

It's natural! It's compostable! It's biodegradable! It's non-toxic! We're living in a world of green claims that can sometimes seem unrealistic and unprovable. Well yesterday, the US Federal Trade

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Pretty Pottery Made Out of Recycled Paper and Sand

Pretty Pottery Made Out of Recycled Paper and Sand

These pretty vases by Ceylon are made from recycled paper and sand and are biodegradable and (believe it or not) waterproof! The wooden parts of the pieces are made from leftover scraps from the furniture

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Harvard Professor Makes Inhalable Coffee, No Cup Required

Harvard Professor Makes Inhalable Coffee, No Cup Required

Got a case of the Monday mornings? If you're like millions of other Americans, a nice, hot cup of joe might be your go-to cure, but what about all of those paper cups that go to waste just so that we can

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EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

Dutch artist Geke Wouters has created a stunning collection of paper-thin bowls made from carrots, peppers, beet root, leeks, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Each delicate piece of edible art is made

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Recycled Paper Flat-pack Baskets from Engage Green

Recycled Paper Flat-pack Baskets from Engage Green

One of the biggest tenets of living a sustainable life is doing more with less, and as we grapple with reducing our carbon footprints we have to take a closer look at how we equip the world we live in.

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THE BRELLI: 100% Biodegradable Umbrella

THE BRELLI: 100% Biodegradable Umbrella

With the last few weeks of winter finally drawing to a close, we can begin to look forward to the renewal that spring showers and the subsequent greenery promises. What better way to help you get a head

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