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What do you do when you get a hole in your rain boots, or a gadget cable starts to fray? If you’re like many of us, probably curse, fire up Amazon, and resign the broken object to the trash or the back of your closet to be re-evaluated later. But what if you could easily repair everything you had so that you never had to buy new stuff again? We recently discovered an amazing new product that works wonders with repairing and improving stuff. Sugru is a handy moldable glue ideal for any number of household projects, including fixing all of your broken gadgets and junk! It’s not only a sustainable alternative to hot glue guns and toxic super-glues, but Sugru transforms from glue to rubber creating an adhesive that’s strong enough to securely bond nearly any material — everything from aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass and wood, to even most plastics and rubbers.

The promise of Sugru is to empower average folks who want to solve their everyday problems around the home themselves, and create less waste in our world. Watch some of their cute videos after the jump to learn all sorts of summertime DIY projects, home improvement hacks, and cool ways to trick out your bike that are possible with this ingenious little solution.

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HOW TO: Recycle a Tin Can Into a Gorgeous Outdoor Lantern for Summer Parties

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We spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so a natural sleep surface is one of the most important investments you can make. Why? Conventional mattresses are chock full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely hazardous to our health including flame retardants linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and cancer. Fortunately, there are many natural mattress alternatives including organic cotton, wool and natural latex. And now, thanks to the good folks at My Green Mattress, one lucky Inhabitat reader will have the chance to win their very own all-natural, non-toxic mattress. We’re giving away a brand new medium-firm Queen-Sized Pure Echo Mattress valued at $679! Plus, every Inhabitat reader will receive an exclusive $75 off any mattress using PROMO CODE: Inhabitat$75. Read on to learn how you can enter to win the best sleep of your life.

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NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED.

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BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a…

Climate change, air pollution, and water scarcity—these are just a handful of reasons why you may be worried for Earth’s future. But all hope is not lost, at least that’s the…

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5 (Mostly) Free and Easy Ways to Green Your 4th of July

5 (Mostly) Free and Easy Ways to Green Your 4th of July

Image credit: modified photo from Giolou's Flickr photostream Substitute Tofu Pups and Garden Burgers for hot dogs and hamburgers Raising livestock uses an incredible amount of…

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6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

Summer veggies, Shutterstock 1. Go Meatless for the Day Nothing says 4th of July like a backyard barbecue but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. So this…

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9 low-maintenance plants for the office

9 low-maintenance plants for the office

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Playful and resourceful designs from Argentina's Puro Diseño Fair

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It was Postigo Design's first time at the fair, where they presented a wonderful recyclable metal bench inspired by leaves and its nervatures. The same design studio unveiled an…

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6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape Elon Musk has been trying to drive the adoption of solar power through his Tesla Motors and SolarCity companies. With…

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Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

With shelters shaped like a tortoise, a teepee, a sea tower and a snail among other natural forms, Las Olas can be easily spotted down from the bay. As it's built on a slope, each room…

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

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The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill.…

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Thousands of keys strung from blood-red yarn evoke Japan's Great Tohoku Earthquake

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One of the most evocative spaces of Venice Art Biennale 2015 is, no doubt, the Japanese Pavilion. Once you step inside of it, you dive into a suggestive world tangled by hundreds of…

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Ten solutions to California's drought

Ten solutions to California's drought

Desalination systems Carlsbad, plus small scale solar alternatives Fog…

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The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

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Going to Expo-2015? Don’t forget to drop in Palazzo Italia, one of the best exhibition’s pavilions at this year Expo. Its striking and sustainable exterior as well as the unique…

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Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

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People have been growing food and raising livestock across the United States for centuries—even in cities. But it wasn't until around the 1970s that backyard produce started showing…

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an…

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PHOTOS: Step inside the world's largest bamboo maze!

PHOTOS: Step inside the world's largest bamboo maze!

It takes 1 second to get in and at least 2 hours to find your way out of the world's largest maze. This is the unique and appealing experience offered by the Labirinto della Masone…

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