This Cradle to Cradle certified outdoor furniture raises the bar on sustainability

February 21, 2019 by  
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It’s no secret that single-use plastic has caused massive worldwide pollution . While some companies have embraced the technology behind turning single-use plastic into fabrics and other materials as a way to remove it from the waste stream, they often only include a percentage of the recycled material, still relying heavily on virgin materials. They often are still producing waste during the process and after consumption of the product. Meanwhile, one company, Loll Designs, has taken the  plastic  recycling method to the top level by maximizing the percentage of recycled materials in its outdoor furniture line as well as ensuring that the products are recyclable at the end of their usable lifespan. Loll Designs’ durable, all-weather outdoor furniture is made from 100 percent  recycled materials, such as single-use milk jugs. This has resulted in recycling more than 95 million milk jugs into modern furniture. In addition to responsibly sourcing materials, the company understands the impact of manufacturing, so 95 percent of manufacturing waste heads directly to local recycling plants to be used again. Even better, at the end of the life cycle, all components of the products, from the plastic to the brass inserts and steel fasteners, are recyclable. Related: Interview with green architect and Cradle to Cradle founder William McDonough As a manifestation of this dedication to sustainable practices in the sourcing of materials and throughout the manufacturing process, Loll Designs recently earned the coveted Cradle to Cradle certification for its efforts. With the highest level of transparency and required third-party verification, this is a pinnacle achievement in the industry. Cradle to Cradle certification is measured through an intense review of five categories including material health, material re-utilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness throughout the organization as well as the supply chain. C2C certification is an empowering way for consumers to know their purchasing dollars are supporting sustainable practices. As a further marker of the company’s investment in sustainability and human health, it participates in 1% for the Planet, makes its furniture in the U.S. to support local economies and reduce transportation emissions  and regularly plants trees as well as participates in community trash pick-up events. + Loll Designs Images via Loll Designs

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This Cradle to Cradle certified outdoor furniture raises the bar on sustainability

February 21, 2019 by  
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It’s no secret that single-use plastic has caused massive worldwide pollution . While some companies have embraced the technology behind turning single-use plastic into fabrics and other materials as a way to remove it from the waste stream, they often only include a percentage of the recycled material, still relying heavily on virgin materials. They often are still producing waste during the process and after consumption of the product. Meanwhile, one company, Loll Designs, has taken the  plastic  recycling method to the top level by maximizing the percentage of recycled materials in its outdoor furniture line as well as ensuring that the products are recyclable at the end of their usable lifespan. Loll Designs’ durable, all-weather outdoor furniture is made from 100 percent  recycled materials, such as single-use milk jugs. This has resulted in recycling more than 95 million milk jugs into modern furniture. In addition to responsibly sourcing materials, the company understands the impact of manufacturing, so 95 percent of manufacturing waste heads directly to local recycling plants to be used again. Even better, at the end of the life cycle, all components of the products, from the plastic to the brass inserts and steel fasteners, are recyclable. Related: Interview with green architect and Cradle to Cradle founder William McDonough As a manifestation of this dedication to sustainable practices in the sourcing of materials and throughout the manufacturing process, Loll Designs recently earned the coveted Cradle to Cradle certification for its efforts. With the highest level of transparency and required third-party verification, this is a pinnacle achievement in the industry. Cradle to Cradle certification is measured through an intense review of five categories including material health, material re-utilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness throughout the organization as well as the supply chain. C2C certification is an empowering way for consumers to know their purchasing dollars are supporting sustainable practices. As a further marker of the company’s investment in sustainability and human health, it participates in 1% for the Planet, makes its furniture in the U.S. to support local economies and reduce transportation emissions  and regularly plants trees as well as participates in community trash pick-up events. + Loll Designs Images via Loll Designs

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

April 30, 2015 by  
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Join us at BKLYN Designs for Inhabitat’s Green Design Awards on Sunday, May 10th! Calling all New York design fans! Inhabitat’s favorite time of year – NY Design Week – is kicking off with BKYLN Designs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Inhabitat will be on the scene to scope out the latest wares from up-and-coming Brooklyn designers . This year we’ll be handing out awards to the most innovative environmentally-conscious designs, and we want YOUR HELP in determining the winners of the Inhabitat Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs. From hand-blown glass wall planters to repurposed colander lamps and a cork gaming table , last year’s Green Awards winners seriously wowed us and we can’t wait to see what’s on deck this year. You’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorite green designs at the show, so stay tuned for the details! For those of you who are considering attending the BKLYN Designs show, come to our Green Awards Ceremony at 5:30 for some bites, bubbly, and a chance to celebrate emerging design talent from Brooklyn. It’s sure to be a treat! Sunday, May 10th @ 5:30pm Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn + BKLYN Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , best of bklyn designs , BKLYN design , BKLYN Designs , bklyn designs 2015 , bklyn designs greenpoint , BKLYN Green Design Awards , brooklyn expo center , brooklyn furniture , brooklyn interiors , brooklyn made furniture , design trade show , eco design , eco products , eco-friendly furniture , editors’ choice awards 2015 , energy efficient lighting , Green Awards , green design , Green Design Awards , green products , greenpoint expo center , greenpoint trade show , Inhabitat Green Awards BKYLN Designs , Inhabitat Green Design Awards 2015 , local design , new york city design , nyc design , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , sustianable materials

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

May 27, 2014 by  
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If you weren’t able to make it to BKLYN Designs this year, see what you missed in our new video of the Inhabitat editors shouting out their favorite green designs from the show. From reclaimed wood sofas to a poker table made out of recycled materials, check out the what’s in in Brooklyn this year – and don’t forget to see who’s in at the end of the clip. + BKLYN Designs on Inhabitat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , best of bklyn designs , BKLYN design , BKLYN Designs , bklyn designs 2009 video , BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award , brooklyn furniture , brooklyn interiors , brooklyn made furniture , design trade show , DUMBO trade show , eco design , eco products , eco-friendly furniture , energy efficient lighting , green design , green products , local design , new york city design , nyc design , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , sustianable materials

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CORKIGAMI: Cool Seating Designs Made from Eco-Friendly Cork!

October 14, 2013 by  
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Cork is very flexible and it is also quite strong. The creatives at  Carlos Ortega Design  wanted to apply the versatile material to their new furniture designs and so they created a series of CORKIGAMI chairs  inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding. Their cool seats aim to take the properties of cork to the limit by bending and pressing sheets of 4mm thick cork into curvaceous shapes for a truly modern form. The resulting pieces are stunning shell structures that are not only strong enough to support the body, but also visually appealing, lightweight, and green! + Carlos Ortega Design 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , carlos ortega design , cork chairs , cork design , cork furniture , cork seating , corkigami , eco cork , eco-friendly furniture        

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Casa Kids ConnectMe Desk Adjusts to Kids’ Changing Height

August 10, 2013 by  
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Homework time can be a drag for kids, but with the ConnectMe Desk young scholars can complete their studies in fine style. The adjustable desktop can be set to different heights, so your kids can continue to use it through the years without outgrowing it. Beyond being stylish and practical, the desk is also safe and eco-friendly, as Casa Kids uses FSC-certified birch plywood and water-based, non-toxic, low-VOC finishes in all of its furniture. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adjustable desk , Baltic birch , Birch-Plywood , casa kids , Casa Kids desk , ConnectMe Desk , eco friendly desk , eco-friendly furniture , kids desk , low VOC        

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UN STOOL: Colorful Modular Furniture for Every Need In Your Home

March 15, 2013 by  
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UN STOOL is a new eco-friendly, multi-functional piece of furniture from studio PARCHITECTS . With its simple design, UN STOOL is intended to be used in small rooms with limited free space. UN STOOL includes a color piece made from 100% post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled plastic waste, such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, plastic bags and flower pots, and a sustainable plywood piece in a light natural color. UN STOOL is adaptable to every space in the house, and it can also be used as a chair or shelf — the possibilities are endless! + UN STOOL + studio PARCHITECTS 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , 100% post-consumer waste , eco plastic , eco-friendly furniture , interchangeable furniture , interchangeable parts , modular furniture , multifunctional furniture , post-consumer materials , post-consumer waste , studio PARCHITECTS , UN STOOL

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Reinier de Jong’s STEEL Chair is Made From Recycled Broom Handles

January 25, 2013 by  
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Dutch designer Reinier de Jong gives new life to old broomsticks with his STEEL chair (steel actually means handle in Dutch). Each chair is made from 10 meters of handles that still show traces of their former use. He invites everyone to contribute to the project – you can donate old wooden handles from brooms, rakes, shovels, flagpoles, and banisters as long as they are 28 or 29 mm in diameter. For each usable meter of old handles, Reinier de Jong will donate 1 Euro to charity. + Reinier de Jong 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , broom handle chair , eco chair , eco-friendly furniture , green chair , green design , green interiors , recycled chair , Recycled Materials , Reinier de jong , STEEL Chair , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors

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TECLA Studio’s Elegant Cork Chair is Made from Natural Materials

October 3, 2012 by  
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The TECLA chair, produced by Portuguese firm TECLA Studio , is characterized by the simplicity of its smooth lines, which result in a minimal and elegant form. Two angles and a vertical bar come together in a central panel, leaning forward to achieve a better conform in the sitting position. The chair is composed of solid wood, lacquered in white, and its interior has been filled with corkwood — a sustainable material. The corkwood covers and surrounds the entire chair, and its texture gives a sense of continuity to the material. The end result is a good contrast between the white and corkwood natural color and texture, making it elegant by the use of natural materials. + TECLA Studio 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “natural materials” , Cláudia Sá Lima , cork , cork chair , cork tree , cork wood , corkwood , eco-friendly furniture , modern furniture , renewable resources , Tecla Chair , Tecla Studio , Telmo Roriz

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The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

July 6, 2012 by  
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The  Third Generation Furniture project   by Jason Llyod Fletcher  uses the industrial process of modularization to turn waste and unwanted materials into functional components for new and modern furniture . Each piece in the collection is designed or refurbished with standardized connective parts designed by Fletcher himself. Whether a chair or a lamp, every object in the collection can be broken down and rebuilt anew. This innovative project seeks to promote the re-use and recycling of consumer goods in a fun, creative and quirky way! + Jason Llyod Fletcher  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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco-friendly furniture , green design , jason lloyd fletcher , jason lloyd fletcher’s third generation project , modular furniture , recycled furniture , Recycled Materials , third generation project

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