Napkins and Tissues Made From Sugar Cane, Not Trees

October 1, 2018 by  
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8 Water-saving solutions for your home

April 8, 2015 by  
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The drought in California is breaking records , and recent data suggests that the state may have just one year of water left . Local agencies have taken on a number of large-scale projects to ensure that the water keeps on flowing through farms and households, using everything from desalination plants to make seawater drinkable to massive water reuse and reclamation endeavors. But there’s plenty that the average person can do at home—from harvesting rainwater to retrofitting bathrooms—that can help to conserve water and make it through drier years to come. Read on for our top 8 water-saving ideas, whether you’re in the heart of the drought or beyond. Read the rest of 8 Water-saving solutions for your home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bath , bathroom hack , Bottled Water , California , Certification , desalination , dropcountr , Drought , Dual Flush Toilet , environmental protection agency , epa , faucet , graywater , groundwater , hot water , native plants , Nestlé , plumbing , rain barrel , rain garden , raingarden , rainwater collection , recirculation pump , retrofit , reuse , runoff , showers , smart phone app , stormwater , tankless hot water heater , toilet , turn off taps , Waste , water efficiency , water hero , water recycling , water relaimation , water saving , water sense , watersense

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8 Drought-busting ideas for your home

March 25, 2015 by  
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The drought in California is breaking records , and recent data suggests that the state may have just one year of water left . Local agencies have taken on a number of large-scale projects to ensure that the water keeps on flowing through farms and households, using everything from desalination plants to make seawater drinkable to massive water reuse and reclamation endeavors. But there’s plenty that the average person can do at home—from harvesting rainwater to retrofitting bathrooms—that can help to conserve water and make it through drier years to come. Read on for our top 8 water-saving ideas, whether you’re in the heart of the drought or beyond. Read the rest of 8 Drought-busting ideas for your home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bath , bathroom hack , Bottled Water , California , Certification , desalination , dropcountr , Drought , Dual Flush Toilet , environmental protection agency , epa , faucet , graywater , groundwater , hot water , native plants , Nestlé , plumbing , rain barrel , rain garden , raingarden , rainwater collection , recirculation pump , retrofit , reuse , runoff , showers , smart phone app , stormwater , tankless hot water heater , toilet , turn off taps , Waste , water efficiency , water hero , water recycling , water relaimation , water saving , water sense , watersense

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Nature Loo’s Composting Toilet Puts More Distance Between You and Your (Icky) Poo Box

October 30, 2013 by  
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Composting toilets present a very green way of disposing and reusing your poop as a natural fertilizer, but they haven’t been widely implemented. Most people don’t want to sit on top of a box of poop or even see it, and they certainly don’t want to touch it . To remedy this coprophobia , an Australian company named Nature Loo came up with a simple design that puts more distance between you and your waste receptacle. Instead of having a compost chamber just beneath your porcelain throne, Nature Loo’s system installs an additional space up to four feet below the bathroom floor. Read the rest of Nature Loo’s Composting Toilet Puts More Distance Between You and Your (Icky) Poo Box Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: box of poop , Compost your poop , composting , composting chamber , composting toilet , DIY , fertilizer , human waste fertilizer , long distance toilet , natural fertilizer , Nature Loo , reusing your poop        

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Matt Damon Boycotts the Toilet to Raise Awareness For Clean Water

February 13, 2013 by  
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Actor and co-founder of water.org Matt Damon won’t let a good opportunity to raise awareness of clean water down the tubes. To draw attention to the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to proper sanitation, Damon will boycott the toilet and embark on a YouTube campaign enlisting the help of other celebrities. Introducing his plan in a faux press conference yesterday, the activist hopes that his videos will go viral and inspire viewers to donate $25 to his cause. Read the rest of Matt Damon Boycotts the Toilet to Raise Awareness For Clean Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: actor , bathroom , boycott , celebrity , clean water , donation , epic lloyd , john elerick , lisbug , live prude girls , Matt Damon , sanitation , shaycarl , smosh , stan lee , strike , toilet , water.org , wheezy waiter , world toilet day , world water day , YouTube

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Artist Erik Abel Designs Gorgeous Eco Prints and Products to Keep California Oceans Healthy

February 13, 2013 by  
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Artist Erik Abel is releasing a series of fine art and eco-friendly products to raise money for Heal the Bay , an environmental nonprofit working to keep Southern California oceans healthy. Proceeds from the sale of his art and designer products will benefit Heal the Bay, including three original paintings, 18×24″ fine art prints on sustainably sourced bamboo paper, recycled aluminum water bottles and iPhone cases made from 100% recycled plastic . 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: Art , California , conservation , eco design , eco-art , erik abel , green design , green products , iPhone products , nature conservation , non-profit organizations , oceans , Recycled aluminum , Recycled Plastic , save the bay , sustainable design

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“Half” is a Toilet Flush Design That Hints at the Good Side of Saving Water

October 23, 2012 by  
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“Half” is an observation of how suggestive design can more intentionally encourage the use of the water-saving “half flush” function on a dual-flush toilet. The white half is designed to be smooth and inviting while the black half is sharp and offensive, encouraging conscious water usage. If good design can encourage good habits, then we are on our way to a brighter future. Every drop counts. + “Half” 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: eco design , green design , half , half toilet flush , jon liow , sustainable design , water saving toilet , water savings

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Sam Lofgren’s Furniture Takes Toilet Plungers From the Bathroom to the Living Room

October 17, 2012 by  
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Our friend Lloyd Alter at Treehugger shared the work of Sam Lofgren , who has literally plunged into design with a set of toilet plunger furniture! Lofgren uses the powerful suction of toilet plungers to construct his minimalist furniture pieces, which are overflowing with utilitarian charm. The line is an excellent representation of “ Adhocism “, or the ability to use what is on hand to accomplish a task – from tables to towel racks, the pieces transform plungers from bathroom tools to living room appointments. Read the rest of Sam Lofgren’s Furniture Takes Toilet Plungers From the Bathroom to the Living Room Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adhocism , rube goldberg , sam lofgren , Scandinavian , Sweden , toilet plunger

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Sam Lofgren’s Furniture Takes Toilet Plungers From the Bathroom to the Living Room

October 17, 2012 by  
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Our friend Lloyd Alter at Treehugger shared the work of Sam Lofgren , who has literally plunged into design with a set of toilet plunger furniture! Lofgren uses the powerful suction of toilet plungers to construct his minimalist furniture pieces, which are overflowing with utilitarian charm. The line is an excellent representation of “ Adhocism “, or the ability to use what is on hand to accomplish a task – from tables to towel racks, the pieces transform plungers from bathroom tools to living room appointments. Read the rest of Sam Lofgren’s Furniture Takes Toilet Plungers From the Bathroom to the Living Room Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adhocism , rube goldberg , sam lofgren , Scandinavian , Sweden , toilet plunger

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Could Bricks Made of Animal Blood Be the Future of Construction?

October 17, 2012 by  
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Scientists have been trying to develop cheap, alternative building materials for years. But there’s one material that is surprisingly strong, secure, waterproof and perhaps just too creepy to handle: animal blood . Recent architectural graduate Jack Munro realized this abundant, greatly wasted substance, could be used as a building material in underdeveloped countries. However the controversial material is definitely a red flag for environmentalists already concerned about the numerous negative environmental impacts of the beef industry , while vegans and various religious groups will certainly not rest their head under a roof made of blood. Still, Munro argues that this innovative yet icky idea may have the potential to create new jobs and cleaner communities. Read the rest of Could Bricks Made of Animal Blood Be the Future of Construction? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative building , alternative building materials , blood , blood building , blood design , eco building , eco design , eco-materials , Green Building , green design , green materials , jack munro , recycled building materials , Recycled Materials , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials

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