We have arrived at worrying situation of our environmental problems, plastic waste has reached an alarming level that can harm the environment. Fortunately, many countries have become aware of this issue, they have initiated to prevent the use of plastic bags, some even completely ban plastic bags. This public awareness also means the rapid increased demand for eco-friendly carrier bags.
We believe that most of you have known the reason why plastic bags are harmful for our environment, most of them are made from non-degradable material. They also can destroy living organisms that live in plants, water, animals, and even human beings. However, considering the effectiveness, we believe this question keeps popping up inside your head, which one is better, paper or plastic bag?
Mountain Forest Hotel is a prestigious and ambitious project from Stefano Boeri Architetti. Located in Wanfeng Valley, Guizhou, China, this project features a masterplan of 400 acres where an inspired hotel project will be built with 250 rooms. The location is known as 10 thousand peaks area, even New York Times has named it as one of best destinations in 2016.
Stefano Boeri Architetti attracted public attention with their two popular vertical forest projects, the company takes green design to the next level. Inspired by nature this hotel would be so green that actually can improve the air around it. For the interior, the company will work together with local artist Simon Ma.
Planning to begin gardening? You might want to try with this all-in-one Gardener’s Revolution Tomato Garden Kit, the company promises it can grow 35% more tomatoes for you to enjoy. It is so satisfied when you can consume fruits and veggies from your own garden, but when you live in the cities with no land, that can be a problem. This planter combines 3 innovations to make sure you can enjoy a big harvest of organic tomatoes, each unit comes with 1 Tomato Planter, 20qts. premium organic self-watering potting mix, and 1 lb. of organic tomato fertilizer. The self-watering system provides steady supply of moisture which is necessary for optimal tomato production, the container growing eliminates any weeding and soil-borne diseases.
Hosting a dinner on your backyard would be much more festive when you hang these Aurora String Lights to light up the night. It’s a solar powered diamond shaped light in white, after recharging in the sun, the light is ready to use at night. You can purchase multiple lights to decorate your porch or backyard. The energy efficient white LEDs would light up the area with its patterned glass, creating beautiful sparkle to their surroundings. Buy multiple lights and that set would be perfect for lining a fence or draped in a tree. Since it uses solar power, you don’t need to worry about power cord or electricity outlet, nice, heh? Each diamond features 2.5-inchx2.5-inch dimensions while the string length is 25-inch. [CLICK HERE to get more information about these beautiful Aurora Diamond Shaped Lights]
Look at this Natural Handwoven Water Hyacinth Baskets, they are sustainable and made with renewable hyacinth plants that are gathered from river banks. All those materials are woven to create this versatile, rustic basket, finished with bamboo handles. This basket can be a great centerpiece for closet, restroom, or maybe a natural table setting. There are 3 size options available, depending on your needs, you can eliminate clutter with this eco-friendly solution. Due to the material, it is not recommended to carry heavy load with this basket. [CLICK HERE to get order information of this beautiful baskets from Bambeco]
ThermalTech introduces a smart fabric technology in a form of jacket that captures the sun’s heat to keep you warm. This innovative jacket keeps you warm faster for longer period of time yet with less bulk compared to traditional outerwear. The company wants to offer you a solution to keep your body warm in colder weather without having to choose between bulk for optimal warmth or sleekness for fashion. The solar capturing smart fabric technology comes in form of jackets, they are lightweight, breathable, and waterproof.
Aside from taking advantage of sun’s ultraviolet rays, the fabric can also use energy from artificial light sources. It transforms then into the heat up to additional 18F in just minutes. Its stainless steel mesh fabric threads are lightweight yet strong, giving better lifetime use while the paper-thin design reduces the additional weight.
Gorgeous lampshade can be made with recycled coffee filters, you will believe this once you browse the collections from Vilma Silveira Farrell. Each shade is beautifully handcrafted by Vilma, so each one is unique and one of a kind. Using recycled coffee filters, dyed with blue water based paint, you’ll get one cool lamp where its light flows beautifully through stains, what a unique design indeed.
Available in ceiling lights or table lamps, you can choose the color of the frame, from black, yellow, green white, or red, there are several color options you can choose. The shade features European fitting with open top and bottom for good circulation of air.
For the love of cooking, having a large cutting board means that you have spacious area to prepare your meal. For green conscious people, you might prefer to use this Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board from Premium Bamboo. It’s a large cutting board that comes with a drip groove that collects juices from vegetables, meats, or fruits, making it easier to clean up.
This cutting board is thick, strong, and durable, the kind of 100% antimicrobial bamboo board that won’t dull your knives. The natural and eco-friendly material is bio-degradable, the generous size can hold fruits, vegetables, and large sized meat with no problem. The less porous of bamboo means fewer spaces for bacteria to get trapped unlike those wooden cutting boards. Measuring 18-inchx12-inchx3/4-inch, this big cutting board can be easily cleaned using just soap and water, just wipe it clean.
Decorate your house with green ornaments this holiday season. Sustainable Wood Snowflake Ornaments is a set of 15 snowflake pieces that will make unique decoration, each piece is laser cut for precise angles, the material comes from sustainable woods grown on family farm. So, instead of buying mass produced plastic ornaments, why not try to be greener this holiday. Each ornament measures 1.5-inch in diameter, you can buy as many as you like to decorate the whole room or you can buy it for friends and family. This set comes packaged ready for gifting in a nice engraved box made from post-consumer recycled materials. [Click Here to get order information of these Wood Snowflake Ornaments]
It’s time of year where we’re going to celebrate Halloween, if eco-friendly is part of your daily routine, you might want to checkout our tips to celebrate this special day in a greener way.
1. Trade Costumes
Halloween costumes play the biggest part in celebrating this special day, however, it doesn’t mean you have to buy a new one each year. You can host your own costume swap, trade costumes with your family and friends or create a new one from old clothes. You can add some accessories here and there from yard sales or resale stores. We believe Halloween costumes should be spooky and fun, not necessarily fashionable.
2. Eco Friendly & Healthy Halloween Party Treats
Instead of buying mass produced candies and chocolates, why not choose organic ones. One of great brands we recommend is Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, a company founded by two dads who wanted only healthy, dye free candies for their kids. We highly recommend that you make your own treats, they would be healthier such as homemade caramel apple pops (Lilyshop.com), boo-berry bats (Bittersweetblog.com), or homemade kitkat bars (Milkandmode.com).
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