“Family cloths” reusable toilet wipes: gross or great?

February 3, 2015 by  
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  Many of us who try to lead eco-conscious lifestyles are likely already using many reusable, washable fabric items for both household and personal use. Cotton dish cloths, washable baby diapers , handkerchiefs , and Glad Rags-type menstrual cloths are growing in popularity, but there’s one area in which we may all be eco-offenders: the ‘loo. Enter “family cloths”, also known as reusable toilet paper. These are washable strips of cotton flannel that folks can use to wipe with, but are they just too gross for most people to consider? Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of “Family cloths” reusable toilet wipes: gross or great? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cloth diaper , cloth diapers , family cloths , laundry , menstrual cloth , reusable wipes , toilet paper , toilet wipes , water conservation , water pollution

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3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

February 3, 2015 by  
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Emerging Objects , frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D-printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes in hot, dry climates. This is the first project of its kind, now on exhibit in San Francisco, and it demonstrates technology that could make a radical change to home energy use in arid regions. Read the rest of 3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D , 3D printing , ceramic bricks , cooling , cost-savings , eco-friendly , Emerging Objects , Energy Savings , evaporative cooling , heat , humidity , passive cooling , water issues

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3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

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