Biota Spring Water: Biodegradable Bottles

Biota is the first spring water to be packaged in a compostable bottle. The bottle is made of a corn-based bioplastic, which was exclusively created for Biota by Naturework PLA. The bioplastic is an alternative to PET which is the petroleum-based plastic commonly used to bottle beverages. PET takes about a thousand years to decompose. […]

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Virgin Boomtube: Portable Speakers

We like the “Boomtube” portable speaker system from Virgin, because, unlike other portable units we have tried, this one is designed to be durable enough to carry in your backpack for years. The tube has an anodized aluminum housing which resists stains and scratches, but weighs in at only two pounds. The speakers are 2” […]

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Whitepod: HyperEfficient Alpine Retreat

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Whitepod is a zero-impact camp for ten guests situated over 1700m high in the Swiss Alps. It consists of five portable pods on platforms, which are removed in spring and leave absolutely no trace. The emphasis is on comfortable accomodation close to nature without negative environmental impacts. Access is by ski or snowshoes only. There […]

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Expanko: Regenerative Flooring

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Expanko makes flooring out of two regenerative materials: cork and rubber. They also make a unique product which combines both cork and rubber, called XCR3, an example of which is pictured here. To produce cork flooring, virgin cork bark and cork waste from the manufacturing of other cork products is recycled and ground into small […]

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Patagonia: Effective Clothing

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Patagonia is one of the more well-known environmentally conscious corporations, and rightly so. Not all their materials and processes are metaefficient, but they are definitely an example of a viable eco-effective company. Patagonia makes use of organic cotton, organic wool, cashmere, hemp and recycled plastic fleece in their clothing. They also have many environmental initiatives […]

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