Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

October 21, 2014 by  
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If you are like most Americans, the thought of biting into a nice, juicy cricket probably doesn’t hold much appeal. But many countries around the world consider insects to be a real treat. So how can we shift the perception from ‘yuk’ to ‘yum’? Sexyfood thinks they have the answer: by wrapping insects in gorgeous gold and black cans developed by Atelier Design, Sexyfood hopes to turn the lowly bug – including grasshoppers, waterbugs and scorpions – into a rare treat. Read the rest of Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eating insects , edible ants , edible crickets , edible insects , edible scorpions , edible waterbugs , exotic foods , insect dining , insect tasting , Sexyfood , Sexyfood canned insects , sexyfood foods , Sexyfood insects , Sexyfood packaging , Sexyfood tinned insects , sustainable eating , sustainable food

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Ditch the Plastic Food Wrap With All-Natural and Reusable Bee’s Wrap

October 1, 2014 by  
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Clear plastic wrap is both really convenient and really wasteful. However, Vermont farmer Sarah Kaeck has developed a truly ingenious solution this food wrap waste problem with an all natural product called Bee’s Wrap . These washable and reusable organic cotton sheets are infused with a mix of beeswax , jojoba oil, and tree resin. When you apply the heat from your hands to them, they conform easily to bowl rims and wrap half-eaten bread loaves with ease. An extra bonus is the natural antibacterial properties of the jojoba oil and bee’s wax. Read the rest of Ditch the Plastic Food Wrap With All-Natural and Reusable Bee’s Wrap Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all natural , bees wrap , beeswax , compostable , food storage , jojoba , jojoba oil , Sarah Kaeck , vermont

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Eco-Cleaning Company Ecover is Making Bottles Out of Recycled Ocean Plastic

May 12, 2014 by  
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Right now there are about 46,000 pieces of trash floating around in every square mile of the ocean, which is why Belgian company Ecover is now making their cleaning product packaging from plastic fished out of the sea. Taking plastic right out of the ocean, the company then processes it into detergent and dish soap containers . They are calling their new product the Ocean Bottle in an effort to bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution in our precious waterways. Read the rest of Eco-Cleaning Company Ecover is Making Bottles Out of Recycled Ocean Plastic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco cleaning , Eco Cleaning company , Eco Cleaning Ecover , eco cleaning products , ecover , Ecover Belgium , Ecover Ocean Bottle , Ecover recycled plastic , Logoplaste , Logoplaste Ecover , Logoplaste Ocean Bottle , Ocean Bottle , Ocean Plastic , ocean plastic trash , ocean plastic waste , plastic trash , plastic waste , Recycled Plastic , recycling ocean plastic , recycling plastic

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Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

February 18, 2014 by  
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  After Treeson water company founder Carlton Solle took a trip to Costa Rica with his family five years ago and saw the dreadful plastic pollution littering the beach, he learned that less than 20 percent of the 50 billion plastic water bottles sold in the United States are actually recycled . The remaining 40 billion end up in landfills, waterways and oceans, or in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch . Moved by this to solve water bottle waste, Treeson designed a self-sustaining water bottle that uses water sourced at a natural spring in Costa Rica. Made from eco-friendly packaging that is easily flattened and returned for free via the United States Postal Service , this bottle will be recycled as clean energy with a machine that converts the material into biogas. Read the rest of Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Biodegradable , biodegradable water bottles , Carlton Solle , Costa Rica , eco-friendly , GMO-free , great pacific garbage patch , landfill , plastic water bottles converted into energy , recycling , spring water , toxin free , trash , tree planting , Treeson , usps , water bottle        

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Farmer’s Fridge Dispenses Healthy Salads and Snacks from a Reclaimed Wood Vending Machine

January 28, 2014 by  
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The Farmer’s Fridge vending machine has taken the art of convenience food to a completely new level. Instead of offering processed, body-wrecking junk in environmentally-unfriendly wrappers, the Chicago kiosk is stocked with fresh veggies in recyclable and reusable toxin-free containers. Resembling more of a produce stand than a snack-dispenser, the exteriors are made from reclaimed wood sourced in Illinois. All major credit cards are accepted, and each salad, parfait, and vegetable stick is vetted according to standards set by the Environmental Working Group , and sourced to be as local and fresh as possible. Read the rest of Farmer’s Fridge Dispenses Healthy Salads and Snacks from a Reclaimed Wood Vending Machine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA Free , chicago , Environmental Working Group , farmer’s fridge , fresh vegetables , garvey food court , illinois , lake forest tollway oasis , phthalate free , processed foods , reclaimed wood , recyclable packaging , seasonable produce , snack machine , soup kitchen , vending machine        

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Canterbury Coffee Corp. Creates 90% Biodegradable Single Use Pod

August 1, 2013 by  
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In the food and beverage industry, what seems good for convenience can often prove harmful to the environment. The myriad of plastic single-use silverware, bottles, bags , and to-go packaging ends up cluttering our landfills and entering the oceans. Coffee pods are designed to be thrown away, and their population has exploded over the recent years. The American Coffee Association estimates that single-serve brews have jumped from 4% to 13% since 2010. To help reduce their footprint, Canadian specialty roaster Canterbury Coffee has developed a 90% biodegradable pod called the OneCoffee Cup. Currently, it is one of the very few alternatives to the Keurig K-Cup , which is made from 40 percent less plastic. Read the rest of Canterbury Coffee Corp. Creates 90% Biodegradable Single Use Pod Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American coffee drinkers , biodegradable coffee pods , california composting laws , Canadian coffee suppliers , canterbury coffee co , coffee , coffee drinkers , coffee pods in landfills , danimer scientific llc , federal trade commission , keurig k-cup , recyclable , single-use coffee pods , single-use pod        

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We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

April 15, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Brera District , brera location , green design , green design event , green events , green materials , green packaging , Milan Design Week , Milan Design Week 2013 , Milan Furniture Fair , Salone del mobile , young designers        

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Edible Sweeeeet Tableware is Made From a Traditional Korean Confection

April 2, 2013 by  
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Designer Jiwon Choi has created a line of edible “ Sweeeeet Tableware ” made from a traditional Korean confection called yeot. Yeot is made with various kinds of grains without any artificial additives, and it’s usually served in stick form. It has been enjoyed as a traditional dessert for centuries, and today it’s found mostly in tourist attractions in Korea. Choi sought to make Yeot into a playful and enjoyable set of tableware that glorifies the traditional snack. The set includes petite-sized bowls and plates to serve various kinds of traditional Korean desserts in the sweetest way. The line is part of the Seoul Utopia Project (SUP). + Sweeeeet Tableware 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: edible products , edible tableware , green design , green kitchen , green packaging , Jiwon Choi , korean cuisine , korean desert , Seoul Utopia Project , sustainable design , Sweeeeet Tableware , yeot

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Seed Savour: An Eco-Friendly Kit For Growing and Sharing Heirloom Seeds

January 17, 2013 by  
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There are over 7,500 tomato species in the world, yet most people only buy and eat what the local supermarket has to offer — which isn’t much at all. To address this issue, Sebastiaan Sennema ( Studio Harvest ) created the Seed Savour – an eco-friendly starter kit for growing your own food , supporting biodiversity, and sharing seeds with other people. Read the rest of Seed Savour: An Eco-Friendly Kit For Growing and Sharing Heirloom Seeds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Botanical , Design Academy of Eindhoven , eco-friendly kit , green materials , green packaging , green products , growing kit , Sebastiaan Sennema , seed growing , Seed Savour , Urban Farming

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Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

January 17, 2013 by  
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Mississippi River photo from Shutterstock 2012 saw the United States hit by some of the most devastating droughts in recent memory . However it’s not just America’s farmers and agricultural developers that have been affected. The Mississippi River , one of the country’s main shipping channels, has become increasingly shallow over the last few months to the point that now the Army Corps of Engineers is in a race to deepen the river to keep navigation open between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois. Read the rest of Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Army Corp of Engineers , Climate Change , droughts , geoengineering , Mississippi River , rainfall , shipping , US cargo , us droughts , US shipping

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