HOW TO: Grow your own mushrooms from recycled cardboard and coffee grounds

November 3, 2015 by  
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Book lovers and coffee drinkers no doubt have an excess of cardboard and coffee grounds on their hands. But before you chuck them in the recycling bin, why not consider reusing those materials to grow mushrooms? It may sound strange at first, but nutrient-rich coffee grounds and corrugated cardboard are a match made in mushroom heaven. All you’ll need is a plastic container cleaned with rubbing alcohol and perforated with four to six quarter-inch holes; corrugated cardboard that’s been soaked in water for at least one to two days; quality mushroom spawn that can be found online; and spent coffee grounds, ideally from the day-of. Starting with the cardboard, layer the materials in the container like you would lasagna and cover each sprinkle of spawn with coffee grounds. Then, watch the magic happen! + A Piece of Rainbow The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 fascinating facts about our water supply that you need to know

November 3, 2015 by  
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Let’s face it; water is something we take for granted until we don’t have free access to it anymore. But accounts for 75% of our bodies’ composition as well as the planet we live on, and yet, only 1% of the water on Earth is drinkable. If there was ever a paradox, this is definitely one of them. Given this supply and demand, good conservation measures are vital. In other words, if we all want to continue drinking water and using it for our everyday needs, it is time to get serious about conserving water! Here are a few interesting facts about our water supply that you might want to know… before it disappears. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 5 fascinating facts about our water supply that you need to know

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Liqui Design’s Lightweight and Incredibly Strong Cardboard Furniture Boast a Tiny Environmental Footprint

May 23, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Liqui Design’s Lightweight and Incredibly Strong Cardboard Furniture Boast a Tiny Environmental Footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable furniture” , cardboard clock , cardboard furniture , cardboard table , corrugated cardboard , edge cardboard furniture , edge furniture , environmentally-friendly furniture , icff 2014 , Liquid design , oak laminated veneer , walnut laminated veneer

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Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

January 2, 2013 by  
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These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires . The Argentine duo behind Gruba , architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus, created the S.O.S de Barrio Line as a response to the vast amount of blinds they found were being discarded across the capital city. As a way of recycling what other urban residents throw away, the studio has created this unique series of sustainable furniture that focuses on re-use and transformation. Read the rest of Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable furniture” , argentine design , corrugated cardboard , green design , gruba , recycled furniture , sustainable design

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