Caring for the youth while complying with Alameda County’s requirements for all new buildings to have at least a LEED certified rating, is what HOK’s did for the Alameda Juvenile Justice Center. The structure has various eco-friendly features that made it possible to have a LEED certificate. One of the eco-friendly feature it has is the low-flow toilets and waterless urinals that reduces the water usage by 40 percent. Another feature is the 850kW solar power pane array on the roof that powers the building around 66 percent. The building also has two main areas designated for sorting, collecting, and storing recyclable materials, and a dedicated recycling bins are in all staff breaks areas and workspaces. Moreover, the youths stay healthy in their stay here, for it has a designated smoking areas and a ventilation system that brings in enough fresh air.
Tiles are the most common material used when it comes to designing our home. We use it in our kitchen, toilets, shower, floors and there are even some that uses it on their outer walls. Clay, ceramics and granite can be the most common component of tiles. However, Bedrock Industries made a total difference with their product called Blazestone that is a 100% recycled glass tile. All of their tiles are made from post-industrial and post-consumer glass with no added oxides or colors. In addition, each of these elegant tiles are handmade from unique combination of glass that gives each tile a distinctive appearance and subtle color variation.
Billboards are nice and attractive. However, after that particular ad will expire, what will happen to those large printed tarpaulin? Maybe they will be added to the landfill we currently have. Let us eliminate this problem and start patronizing the billboard bag by Paradigm. These useful, trendy and eco-friendly bags are made out of used billboards, and the straps are made from used car seatbelts. These bags are tough and durable, which made it perfect for shopping, traveling, swimming and more. Moreover, since billboards are of different prints, every bag is guaranteed unique with each other. Meaning, if you have to like one of them, go grab them right away, for when it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
Lighting up your life with sparkling lights needs not to be expensive and dangerous to our mother nature. The Sparkle ball will make you life happier. Creating a sparkle ball is very easy and can be done by kids of all ages. All you have to do is to collect plastic cups, have enough Christmas lights and a zip tie. After collecting those, its now time for you to drill hole at the bottom of each cup and try to connect then one by one, add up the lights and you will already have your wonderful and bright sparkle ball without the need to buy those expensive and hazardous materials used in lighting. I suppose one can use recycle cups in here which is the greenest part of this project.
Recycling those reclaimed bourbon barrel staves and used tracking springs has made the Uhuru Team create the Bilge Lounge. This ergonomically designed lounge is perfect for relaxing indoor or outdoor. Recycling materials really helps a lot in keeping the landfill grow. In this way, we will not only help keep our mother nature safe, we also have created wonderful, useful and creative products such as the Bilge Lounge. The making of the Bilge Lounge includes the dismantling of the barrels into an individual pieces, to assembling the lounge while keeping the natural colors of the aged wood from the original barrels, thus make the Bilge Lounge not only eco-friendly but also an cost-effective one.
When it comes to going green, tech gadgets are now also joining with them. Motorola has created the first Carbon Neutral Phone in the world with their new Motorola MOTO W233. This eco-friendly phone has an housing that is made from plastic that contains recycled water bottles. In addition to that, the MOTO W233’s devices make the phone the first certified carbon free cell phone in the market today. Aside from the green features this new mobile phone has, the MOTO W233 also features the sane as with the new other phones. You can also enjoy music on this phone using a 2GB og iotional removable memory card.
It has been a while since people are very dependent in using containers for transporting various goods. However, using it the other way around has been starting to boom this time. We can now see some wonderful art galleries, stores, offices and even homes that uses containers. Some are using a new one while most of them are recycling those used containers from various container lines. Designer Sander Mulder has become one of them and made a modular storage with wonderful and creative colors. These containers are stackable either tilted or rotated whichever you like and have it as your personal storage.
We all know what a beer is and what does it brings to us. Normally after drinking, beer bottles are either returned back to its distillery company or broken and thrown. However, Urban Spectacles had made the beer bottle more useful by recycling it and made it as the main for a fashionable eyewear called the Beer Goggles. The goggle looks very nice, unique, and fashionable. This will not only make people look fashionably sexy, but also it allows us to save the earth from tons of beer bottle trash that adds up to the current mountains of landfills we have.
Pet bottles are now commonly used in almost all of our drinking water, soda, energy drinks, juices and more. However, recycling them never come into our minds. After drinking our favorite drinks, we normally throw it and care nothing about it anymore. Various ways of recycling is now being introduced by recycline. If you got to look at the pictures, no one would ever imagine that a used PET bottle can be this beautiful when recycled and designed. I love to see products like this. The zeitungshalter look so nice, for it will keep your magazines and newspapers in order. The vase also looks nice and the coin bank’s design is exceptionally nice.
Tote bags are nice and comfortable to use and being it a reusable one makes it a lot nicer. The Pinica Bunny tote bag can be reused repeatedly. I use to have a tote bag, but the Picnica Bunny has an added attractive design that makes the tote bag different from the other tote we have in the market. Add up the bunny stuff that is being attached to the bag, which make the bag super cute. Reuse your picnica bunny tote now and help save the earth from having mountains and mountains of landfill. Be a responsible member of the community now and do it in fashionable way with the picnica bunny reusable tote bag.
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