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Petit Romain’s Square Heineken Bottles Save Space in Your Six-Pack

Petit Romain’s Square Heineken Bottles Save Space in Your Six-Pack

There are those who love beer, and then there are those who obsess about it, constantly looking for ways to take both the brew and it's delivery system to the next level. It's probably safe to say Petit

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UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help tackle this

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Eggs – What Makes Them So Tough Anyway?

Amazing Natural Packaging: Eggs – What Makes Them So Tough Anyway?

However you feel about eggs - love 'em fried with onions, hate 'em in anything, or are morally opposed to consuming them at all - one thing you can't argue about is that they are an incredibly effective

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Alien and Monkey’s Sand Furniture Turns Back to Dust at the End of its Lifecycle

Alien and Monkey’s Sand Furniture Turns Back to Dust at the End of its Lifecycle

The furniture is produced using molds made from reclaimed wood. Alien and Monkey deploy traditional processes of ceramic manufacturing to create the molds for the Sand Furniture. The Sand Packaging

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Zona Tortona Designers Experiment with Natural and Innovative Materials at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Designers Experiment with Natural and Innovative Materials at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Dutch lighting studio ROMI launched an innovative eco-pendant called 'Stockholm'. Designer Michiel van Mierlo created the modern shade from an innovative, 100% biodegradable mixture of natural materials

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We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

Palermo-based designer Alfred von Escher of Studio247 reclaims old scaffolding and wood stock and recycles every single piece to create Leftover. Using nothing but the dismantled crates, the simple design

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Edible Sweeeeet Tableware is Made From a Traditional Korean Confection

Edible Sweeeeet Tableware is Made From a Traditional Korean Confection

Designers Jiwon Choi and Alice Jung have created a line of edible "Sweeeeet Tableware" made from a traditional Korean confection called yeot. Yeot is made with various kinds of grains without any

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Designer Aaron Mickelson Shows How a Product Can Be Its Own ‘Disappearing Package’

Designer Aaron Mickelson Shows How a Product Can Be Its Own ‘Disappearing Package’

In the case of each product, Mickelson sought out a method to eliminate the package altogether, producing a no-waste packaging solution that is still aesthetically pleasing. In the case of Glad trash

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Cute Organic Bakery in Amsterdam Boasts Recycled Shipping Pallets Interior

Cute Organic Bakery in Amsterdam Boasts Recycled Shipping Pallets Interior

De Laatste Kruimel opened early last year and is a great little spot for enjoying delicious homemade organic food like classic lemon poppy seed scones. Its central feature is a pay desk, storage and table

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Seed Savour: An Eco-Friendly Kit For Growing and Sharing Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savour: An Eco-Friendly Kit For Growing and Sharing Heirloom Seeds

There are over 7,500 tomato species in the world, yet most people only buy and eat what the local supermarket has to offer -- which isn't much at all. To address this issue, Sebastiaan Sennema (Studio

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Photo: Background pattern of wine bottles corks via Shutterstock If you are involved in the creative community, you will have noticed the slowly-but-surely growing preponderance of cork as a material

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PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

We were at Taste Festival for Berlin's duo Culinary Misfits, which through non-profit arrangements with farmers makes delicious vegetables that can't be sold because their unusual

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Provenance’s Clever Recycled Packaging Highlights Materials as Well as Products

Provenance’s Clever Recycled Packaging Highlights Materials as Well as Products

Provenance makes homeward products from recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials. As the packaging has to sell the story of the materials as much as the product, the brand language ‘this is now’

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Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Now here's an idea so ingenious, we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first - a biodegradable flower pot that you can plant right into the earth. If you've ever purchased a plant with the

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Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

While LED light bulbs help save energy and are most certainly a greener choice than incandescents, the packaging of these more eco-friendly light bulbs leaves much to be desired. Using Philips LED bulbs

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Amsterdam Designer Robert van Embricq Creates a Table as Functional as it is Sculptural

Amsterdam Designer Robert van Embricq Creates a Table as Functional as it is Sculptural

Just as pop-up books give dimension to the stories within, Amsterdam-based designer Robert van Embricqs' Rising Table gives poetic form to function. Drawing inspiration from his recent award winning

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Jan Lampei’s Jar Lamp is a Clever Recycled Chandelier

Jan Lampei’s Jar Lamp is a Clever Recycled Chandelier

Jan Lampei is a brilliant lamp made from recycled jars that was a finalist in the 2012 Green Furniture Awards. The light consists of an organic wooden structure fitted with sterilized jam jars attached

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Portuguese Collective Blindesign and Female Inmates Create Objects from Recycled Milk Cartons

Portuguese Collective Blindesign and Female Inmates Create Objects from Recycled Milk Cartons

Designed by Blindesign, a Portuguese collective that understands design as a tool capable of social innovation, this crumpled silver wallet is made from recycled milk cartons. The milk cartons are either

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Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Ikea Swaps Out Wooden Shipping Pallets For Lighter Cardboard Pallets to Reduce Shipping Costs

Furniture retailer Ikea just announced plans to swap out wooden shipping pallets in favor of new lightweight cardboard pallets - and although this isn't a change that customers will be able to see, the

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Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

"Before" example of a kids Novara bike: Smarter, lightweight packaging means most of the waste above is eliminated. According to Eric Abraham, REI's packaging engineering manager, the future is all

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Fast Food Restaurants That Defy Waste with Savvy, Sustainable Packaging

Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Fast Food Restaurants That Defy Waste with Savvy, Sustainable Packaging

One in four Americans eats at least one meal a day in a fast food restaurant. Besides it being an arguably high-calorie and low-nutrient choice (processed food loses vitamins and minerals at each step of

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New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

New Green Campaign Promotes the World’s Best Natural Packaging

Sick of the excess waste that came with all the products he purchased, Timofey Yuriev created a green advertising campaign promoting the best sustainable packaging nature has to offer. The message is

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RE-wine: A Wine Carrying Case That Transforms Into a Light Fixture or Even a Wall

RE-wine: A Wine Carrying Case That Transforms Into a Light Fixture or Even a Wall

RE-wine is a modular, multi-purpose wine carrying case by Taiwanese company Miniwiz, the design team behind such recycled PET products as the EcoArk and Polli-Brick. But that's not all RE-wine does. While

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Johnnie Walker House Combines Recycled Materials With Refined Shanghai Style

Johnnie Walker House Combines Recycled Materials With Refined Shanghai Style

In a joint effort with Singapore based agency Asylum, Love developed the interiors out of a variety of materials and resources used in the whiskey making-process. The idea of developing an ‘Embassy for

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Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

The hanging luminaire is made from recycled PET bottles found in Mexico City, were French-born Jeannot currently lives. Jeannot told Inhabitat that he visited many of the Mexican capital’s recycling

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PHOTOS: IKEA Unveils 10 Eco-Design Commandments at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: IKEA Unveils 10 Eco-Design Commandments at Copenhagen Design Week

1. Use Wood from Responsibly Managed Forests IKEA's first commandment is represented through their BEKVAM wooden stool. The design shows a commitment to using and creating demand for FSC

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PHOTOS: Quirky Eco-Designs Unveiled at CODE11 for Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Quirky Eco-Designs Unveiled at CODE11 for Copenhagen Design Week

The 'Coral' pendant is a flat-pack, DIY lamp designed by David Trubridge and sold by Danish Roomstore. It is made from bamboo plywood and nylon clips, and it comes completed with instructions for quick

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Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

Egregious Packaging Hall of Fame: Why Toilet Paper Needs a Redesign

Image via Wikimedia Commons TP's Sustainable History In the past, (and commonly today, in developing nations) people used their hands and water after they did their 1's and 2's - and in fact some

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DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

If you fancy getting your hands into some DIY projects this summer, the best way to start is take note from the DIY masters at ReadyMade (rest in peace). An idea straight from Andrew Wagner, the former

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Flat Pack ZETA Lamp Unfolds From Interlocking Plywood Pieces

Flat Pack ZETA Lamp Unfolds From Interlocking Plywood Pieces

Florence-based ZPSTUDIO designed this brilliant flat pack table lamp, which is made from interlocking poplar plywood pieces. Dubbed ZETA, (because of its Z shape), the luminaire is made from a single

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