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Brazilian company Grupo BB offers products molded from recycled plastic blended with coconut husks discarded from the food industry, waste wood shavings from the furniture industry, and upcycled plastics from the interiors of Tetra Pak packaging. Their line of thermal mugs have a double wall whose internal part is made with of coconut fiber or reforested wood waste fiber. The coconut used for the internal part replaces 50% of plastic used to make earlier mugs, and an external part made from Tetra Pak post-consumer recycled packing.

Expanding on their line of flat-pack water bottles, Vapur has introduced MicroFilter, a filter that safely removes 99.99% of bacteria and organic matter. Filtering up to 1,000 liters over its lifespan, the MicroFilter is not only extremely safe and easy to use, it’s also the lightest water bottle filter on the market. The Microfilter is a hollow fiber membrane technology from SureAqua. Vapur’s refillable bottles are foldable, freezable, and washable. They are a great alternative to traditional disposable water bottles and takes up very little space in a purse or bag. All Vapur Anti-Bottles are 100% BPA free and made in the USA.

The makers of SodaStream — the at-home machine that adds bubbles to your tap water — have teamed up with design star Yves Behar for their latest product called Source. It has the sleek look Behar is known for and comes in a range of 5 classic colors. Source differs from earlier SodaStream models in that it has a 3-level LED carbonation indicator to monitor fizz level and a snap-lock bottle mechanism for easy connection. Each BPA-free carbonating bottle may be used up to three years, replacing as many as 2,500 conventional soda packages and reducing a consumer’s carbon footprint every time he or she makes soda at home instead of buying it from the store. SodaStream carbonating bottles are reusable up to three years. Carbonators are also reusable; when empty, they are returned to SodaStream to be cleaned, inspected, refilled, and reused.

The SoftBrew  porcelain pot from Sowden has a stainless steel filter that brews tasty pots for one. By not using capsules or pods popular in single-cup brewing machines, the SoftBrew reduces the amount of coffee grounds used, saving money for the coffee lover. The pot stays hot longer than glass or steel and works for cold-brew and iced coffee as well. The filter is recyclable. The packaging is made of recyclable corrugate material.

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  1. RowdyStJames March 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    We use the Wash It detergent-less laundry system. No more toxic chemicals in our laundry or waste water.

    http://www.washit.com

  2. Lea Stewart Lea Stewart June 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

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