This Sustainable Rubber Bio-Brick Can Save Billions of Gallons of Water

October 14, 2014 by  
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You probably already know that dropping a brick in your toilet could help your household save up to 50 gallons of water every week, but the concrete or ceramic bricks that most folks place in their toilet’s water tank  can actually damage (or even break) a standard porcelain toilet. Drop-A-Brick is a not-for-profit, grassroots initiative that aims to  save as much water as possible in homes across America.  Standard bricks will crumble and disintegrate over time, and will clog up the plumbing, but Drop-a-Brick is made of a  bio-based sustainable rubber  and filled with an eco-friendly hydro gel that solidifies when water is added to it. It’s flat-packed at a mere 8oz in weight so it has a low carbon footprint as it makes its way over to your home. Just add water, drop it in the tank, and presto: billions of gallons of clean water can be saved across the nation. HELP FUND DROP-A-BRICK’S INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN> + Drop-A-Brick 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: brick , clean water , conservation , Drop-a-Brick , Drought , droughts , flushing , save water , saving water , toilet , toilet brick , toilet tank , toilets , wasting water , Water Brick , water conservation , water consumption , water issues , water wastage

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Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

October 14, 2014 by  
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The spirits are stirring, the days are getting shorter, and shadows are stretching across the land – which means it’s high time to get started on your DIY costume for Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest ! To encourage you to ditch the cheesy costume shops and big box stores we’re giving away an amazing Vanmoof B6 bicycle ( worth $848 ) with built-in lights to the creator of the best handmade costume. Halloween is just a few weeks away and our deadline is November 1st , so now’s the time to get cracking – and if you’re looking for inspiration, check out some of our favorite costumes from past years in the gallery below. ENTER OUR GREEN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST > Read the rest of Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bike , costume contest , DIY , diy costume , diy halloween costume , green design , green halloween , Green Halloween Costume Contest , make your own costume , sustainable design , vanmoof , vanmoof b6 , win a bike

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