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Easy To Grow Mushroom Garden: An Easy To Use Tool For Green Living

Living the eco-friendly life seems so hard to do for other while a fun and exciting thing for others. The easy to grow mushroom garden will surely invite everyone to do his or her own share in saving the environment. Can be grown indoor, you don’t need to get exposed under the sun to have a healthy garden. In just ten days indoor, they can already have the mushroom ready for harvest. In addition, the soil that the mushroom garden uses is a 100% recycled coffee grounds, which is obviously safe and sustainable. Simply hang the mushroom garden, mist it twice daily using the included mister in the package and you can already have your crops ready in 10 days.

Easy to grow mushroom garden

Easy to grow mushroom garden

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The Earth Cup: An Earth-friendly Product In Its Eco-friendly Packaging

Eco-friendly products are generally uninviting to most people particularly those that are not aware or generally do not care for the environment. To make eco-friendly things inviting, designer Yonius Saritoh had created the Earth Cup. This thermal double walled cup is recyclable and a great alternative to your paper or Styrofoam cups. In addition, reusing the Earth Cup is safe enough because this is safe to be in your dishwasher. In addition, to the inviting look and features of the cup, it has a well-designed earth friendly cardboard packaging that made the cup even more interesting to the eyes. Once in the store shelves, I am pretty much sure, more and more people will be invited to get and own one, and the growth of landfills will be minimized drastically without forcing other to live the green live. The cup alone and its packaging will surely make them realize that living the green life does not mean using those old-fashioned items.

Earth Cup

Earth Cup

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Just Add Water: An Eco-friendly Tool That Adds Flavor To Tap Water

We all know that tap water is the least choice for people to drink. Many of us preferred to drink cola, carbonated drinks, juices, and distilled water, which resulted to a large number of empty bottles to be discarded and destined to landfills. To help minimize the growth of landfills, Plus Minus design has created the Just Add Water, a cap with embedded gelatin-based liquid tab that adds flavor to the water as it dissolves the moment it gets contact with the water. The cap are designed to fit on almost all types of plastic water bottles and can be recycled by the time its useful value has ended.

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

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Bambottle: Keeping The Environment Clean Without Compromising Modern Design

Bamboo is a sustainable source of material. They grow fast and have been used for long. When we hear the word bamboo, what immediately registers to our mind are old-fashioned products that can hardly be appreciated by today’s fashion minded people. However, the Bambottle is a stylish reusable container made of bamboo. It has the ability to hold 550ml of water and the protection cover works as the user’s mug as well. Aside from being made of bamboo, the product also has other green features like it being a reusable container, and parts like the cover double works as a mug, making it a true eco-friendly product to patronize.

Bambottle

Bambottle

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The Cookie Cup By Enrique Luis Sardi

A coffee cup and a cookie in one is definitely new to each one of us. However, thing like is actually existing thorough Venezuelan design Enrique Luis Sardi’s design called the Cookie Cup. Teaming up with the Italian coffee company Lavazza, the designer has created this one of a kind eco-friendly design. The concept is, one will drink the coffee first then eat the cup right after as a cookie. You might be wondering how it works. The cookie cup is made of pastry that is covered with a special icing sugar that works as an insulator making the cup waterproof.

Cookie Cup

Source: Enrique Luis Sardi via Uqam Packaging

KeepCup: The Eco-Coffee Cup

With the current busy lifestyle that we have today, many of us are already into drinking coffee on the go, which causes so much damage to our environment due to its disposable coffee cups. Not anymore today, with the presence of the KeepCup. The KeepCup will answer the cravings for coffee and the need of saving the environment, as this is the first barista standard reusable coffee cup.

Features of this wonderful stylish cup include a pleasing surface of its cup lid, simple pop on and off lid design, stackable, dishwasher safe, microwaveable, thermal, lightweight, and can be used for coffee, tea, juice, water, or soup.

Its plug on the other hand seals the beverage making the cup splash proof during transport. Its plus can also be easily removed for easy cleaning, and it fixes into a dummy sipper hole with the tongue on plus rotatable by 90 degrees to open the sipper hole and the air hole. KeepCup is available in three standard sizes (the 8oz, 12oz, and 16oz), and all sizes fit in any car cup holders.

Why this cup is environment friendly? Aside from being a reusable cup, it also manufactured in Australia using a recyclable polypropylene #5. The plug seal also meets the OH&S requirements, the one size cup lid maximize manufacturing efficiency, and the band and plug fits in each of the three sizes.

KeepCup

KeepCup

Source: KeepCup

Succo Juicer: An Eco-Friendly Juicer By Dan Matarazzo

Having a dose of juice daily is good for our body as it washes away toxins. Why not pair this healthy act with an eco friendly juicer by Dan Matarazzo called the Succo Juicer. It is made from 100% eco-friendly materials. It also has an enclosed canvass that can be recycled as a substitute of your plastic bags every time you go shopping. The green feature of the Succo Juicer does not end here because its packaging is made from 60% post-consumer fibers. When using your Succo Juicer, it does not really matter if it will be made of ceramic or glass, there is only one thing for sure you can keep in mind “it is eco-friendly”.

Succo Juicer

Succo Juicer

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Tasting Bar: The Perfect Bar For The Environment Conscious People

Inspired by the Newton Vineyard, artist Claire Danthois created the Tasting Bar to represent the winery’s philosophy “Nature by Design.” Claire uses reclaimed oak and used barrels to create this beautifully designed bar. This eco-friendly bar has glass tabletop with a wine rack underneath and glass holder above. The Tasting Bar by Claire Danthois is a clear statement that fashionable and stylish living needs not to destroy the environment. An eco-friendly way of living can also be fashionable, classy and stylish as hell just like having this meticulously crafted wine bar by Claire Danthois, wherein you can enjoy your favorite natural wines from Newton Vineyard using Claire’s eco-friendly masterpiece of art.

Tasting Bar

Source: Newton Vineyard

Picnic ‘n’ Party Cutlery by Klara Zavadilova

Cutlery Sets are always needed every time we need to have some meal. In addition, it must be always clean and ready to use. However, bringing along with us our own set will always take time to clean it every after meal. That is why designer Klara Zavadilova has created the PICNIC ‘N’ PARTY plastic cutlery set. Its unique appearance can be determined by the color and pattern of the table napkin that is rolled and inserted into the handle slot of each piece of the set. Because this set is disposable, it is perfect for picnics, parties or during travels.

Plastic Cutlery Set

Plastic Cutlery Set

Source: Archi Tonic

Eco Friendly Lacquer from Ten Thousand Villages

Refrain from using your old black lacquer of the 80s, and switch to the current eco-friendly one now. Yes! You heard it right; an eco-friendly lacquer is now available to give your furniture an attractive polishing without bringing in any harm. It has been tested and used already to various products like the Bamboo Salad Suite Deluxe from VivaTerra, the Cain Collection bench from Branch Home, which is obviously looks simple. However, you can add some beauty into it by applying some smooth sheen of clear or colored lacquer. The Lacquered Rattan storage box by some Vietnamese artisans from Ten Thousand Villages brings out the beauty of their product by using the eco-friendly lacquer too. Other tested products are the Log Bowls and the colorful Curvy Servers.

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eco lacquer

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