Sanikind kickstarts refillable hand sanitizer bottle project

July 17, 2020 by  
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Hand sanitizer has become an essential part of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its environmental impact via  plastic waste  increases with each empty bottle. As a consumer, it’s frustrating wanting to do the right thing for the planet, but being unable to get the hand sanitizer you need without contributing to plastic pollution. Enter Sanikind, a sustainable solution for portable and conveniently refillable hand sanitizer. Sanikind’s widely popular Kickstarter campaign, which ends on July 24, has over 4,000 backers funding over $200,000 to the project. This support shows how many people feel frustrated about plastic pollution, and it’s not hard to see why. Sanikind offers a simple solution to alleviate  pollution  and plastic waste problems. The Sanikind spray bottle, useful for both hands and surfaces, provides around 250 sprays. When sprays run out, simply refill the one-ounce container with more sanitizer from the endlessly recyclable aluminum refill bottle. Each spray bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic, sourcing manufacturing materials from the waste stream and creating a reduced waste circle. Related:  Discarded COVID-19 masks are now littering seas and oceans “We developed Sanikind because you shouldn’t have to choose between clean hands and clean oceans,” said Miles Pepper, Sanikind co-founder. “Experts believe COVID-19 has set us back 10 years in terms of reducing plastic consumption and use. Our Kickstarter supporters can help prevent millions of tiny plastic hand sanitizer bottles from ending up in our oceans, which are already being clogged by single-use coronavirus-related waste.” Sanikind knows the list of items you need when leaving the house has grown during the pandemic: wallet or purse, phone, keys, mask and sanitizer. With this in mind, Sanikind includes an easy to use carabiner with each bottle of Sanikind. Conveniently attach it to your keys, purse or backpack, so it’s always on hand, for your hands. In addition to providing a sustainable solution for an urgent problem, the project also employs U.S. distillery workers who manufacture according to WHO and FDA guidelines. This isn’t the first product from Pepper, who already has another well-received product under his young belt. According to the company, “Sanikind was co-founded by 25-year-old serial entrepreneur Miles Pepper, the inventor and co-founder of FinalStraw, which raised almost $2 million dollars on Kickstarter in 2018 and went on to be featured on Shark Tank and ship hundreds of thousands of units to consumers. When Coronavirus hit, Pepper immediately mobilized to create Disinfect Connect, putting distillery-made disinfectant in the hands of 32,000+ frontline healthcare workers, first responders and nursing home staff.” Available this fall, Sanikind can be purchased as you need it, or as a subscription. All shipments are 100% plastic-free, and Sanikind will offset its carbon footprint . + Sanikind Images via Sanikind

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Creating Change: Sunshine Sustainability

September 12, 2014 by  
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Brought to you by Spark Business from Capital One Every entrepreneur has a story. For Will Breiholz, President of California Solar, his biggest challenge was landing his first job, while still working on earning the trust of his clients by developing a track record. Will has found success in his business by remaining even-keeled throughout the process, which is tough to do through the successes and setbacks.   Spark Business SM Credit Cards from Capital One® offer unlimited rewards on every day purchases, including the opportunity to earn $300 in one-time bonuses with the Spark ® Cash card, 30,000 miles with the Spark ® Miles card, unlimited cash rewards or free flights on any airline, anytime with miles that don’t expire and more. For additional information on the Spark Cash and Spark Miles business cards, please visit Capital One Small Business . SPARK BUSINESS FROM CAPITAL ONE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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An Ocean-Sized Cache of Water is Hiding 400 Miles Under the United States

June 16, 2014 by  
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Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico say they’ve discovered proof of multiple oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States . The researchers say deep pockets of magma located about 400 miles beneath North America are a tell-tale sign of hidden water, although you probably wouldn’t recognize it even if you could see that far underground. Keep reading to find out why. Read the rest of An Ocean-Sized Cache of Water is Hiding 400 Miles Under the United States Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient oceans , hidden oceans , hidden water supply , history of the ocean , Northwestern University , ringwoodite , Steve Jacobsen , underground water , water reservoir

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Thousands of Indonesian Residents Flee as Erupting Mount Kelud Spews Ash 80 Miles Away

February 14, 2014 by  
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Photo via  Shutterstock Indonesian citizens near Surabaya are fleeing their homes as Mount Kelud has erupted, spewing ash and debris as far as 80 miles from the volcano. Mass evacuations began yesterday as the volcano in East Java began to erupt. Tens of thousands are displaced from their homes , and at least two deaths are reported after falling ash collapsed the victims’ houses. Read the rest of Thousands of Indonesian Residents Flee as Erupting Mount Kelud Spews Ash 80 Miles Away Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: East Java , eco design , green design , Indonesia residents evacuated , Indonesian eruption , java , Mount Kelud , sumatra , sustainable design , volcanic casualties , volcanic eruption , volcano eruption in Indonesia , Yogyakarta        

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Construction Starts on La Vita Tower, Nanjing’s First Building to Implement a Chilled Beam System

February 14, 2014 by  
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Urban Artist HOT TEA Transforms a Derelict Tennis Court With Miles of Colorful Yarn

February 3, 2014 by  
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As part of a new series called Paid in Full , Colossal teamed up with the online t-shirt store Threadless to promote the creation of new art and tell the stories of amazing creatives working today. Their first installment features Minneapolis-based urban artist HoTTea (real name Eric Rieger), who creates non-destructive street art installations with miles and miles of yarn . Rieger’s latest installation is called Optimist , and it transforms an abandoned tennis court into a colorful inner-city attraction. Read the rest of Urban Artist HOT TEA Transforms a Derelict Tennis Court With Miles of Colorful Yarn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: colorful yarn street art , Eric Rieger , HOTTEA , Minneapolis street art , non-destructive street art , rejuvenated tennis court        

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Minnesota-Based Duo Builds a Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge

January 20, 2014 by  
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Human Electric Vehicle is a three-wheeled , energy-efficient vehicle that is part car, part motorcycle and part kayak bike. It combines the pedal power of a bicycle with an electric engine and features a tablet computer that gives information on mileage and speed. Minnesota-based designer Lyon Smith and CEO Rich Kronfeld hope to perfect the vehicle and enable it to travel at the speed of up to 100 mph, between 50 and 75 miles per charge. Read the rest of Minnesota-Based Duo Builds a Three-Wheeled Hybrid Electric Vehicle That Gets 75 Miles Per Charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Battery powered vehicle , carbon fiber vehicle , electric vehicles , green transportation , Human Electric Vehicle , human-powered vehicles , hybrid vehicles , kayak bikes , kayak-like vehicle , Minnesota green transportation , Minnesota hybrid vehicles , pedal powered vehicles , solar panels vehicle , vehicle prototypes        

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How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

November 6, 2013 by  
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Photo of the Forbidden City via Shutterstock A new study by a team of engineers from two Beijing universities and Princeton University reveals how ancient Chinese workers hauled 100 ton plus stones over a distance of 43 miles to build the Forbidden City. The study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences states that workers dug wells every 500 meters in the deep winter to reach water that they could pour over the ground to create ice pathways that helped them slide the stones. They were able to determine this by studying the friction that different methods of hauling produce. Read the rest of How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2 beijing universities , ancient chinese workers , Beijing , building the Frobidden City , coefficient of friction over ice , Forbidden City , Forbidden City mystery revealed , hauling 100 ton stones , how the Forbidden City was built , logs rolling on the ground , pouring water over ice for lubrication , Princeton university , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , transporting stones for Forbidden City        

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World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

October 23, 2013 by  
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Space tourism  may soon be within arms reach with  World View ’s high altitude helium balloon. For a cool $75,000, passengers will be able to spend several hours taking in views of the Earth from 100,000 feet up, just beyond the atmosphere. At a fraction of the cost of Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo, World View hopes to make space travel a commercial reality. Read the rest of World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , space tourism , space travel , sustainable design , Virgin SpaceShipTwo , World View        

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World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark Opens in Malaysia

October 23, 2013 by  
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Great news for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages – the world’s largest Legoland Water Park finally opened in Malaysia this week! The 300,000 square meter waterpark is packed with 20 water attractions, 70 LEGO models, interactive platforms, and three million liters of water. But the Build-A-Raft River, which allows children to assemble their own rafts using soft LEGO bricks and slide down a slow-moving current, is definitely among the park’s most exciting attractions. Read the rest of World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark Opens in Malaysia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amusement parks , lego , lego architecture , lego architecture design , Legoland Malaysia , Legoland Waterpark Malaysia , Malaysia amusement park , Malaysia architecture , water parks , waterparks , worlds largest water park        

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