Renewable: Sunglasses Made With Castor Bean Oil

Dragon Experience Eco: Green Sunglases

The frames of these sunglasses (Dragon Experience Eco) are not made with petroleum. Instead they are made with Nylon 11, the only commercially successful high volume biopolymer, which is made by polymerizing a split segment of castor bean oil.

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From The Meta-Efficient Labs: Most Optimal Comforter Material: Organic Merino Wool

Organic Comforter

As many of you may have heard — I believe merino wool is an optimal clothing material. But it is also useful in the bedroom: as an optimal comforter fill. The advantage of wool is that it doesn’t retain moisture.

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Lenovo’s Latest Green PC: The M58p Eco Ultra Small

Lenovo M58p Eco Ultra Small Pc

I’ve been testing a new, very efficient PC called the ThinkCentre M58p Eco Ultra Small by Lenovo. This compact PC is the successor to the ThinkCentre M57p Eco. My kilo-o-watt meter is telling me that the M58p consumes only about 35 watts while idle, and 58 watts of power at peak usage. It has a […]

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The Bardessono Inn: 93% Of Construction Waste Reused

Bardessono Inn Green Hotel

In Napa Valley, the newly opened Bardessono Inn and Spa is perhaps the greenest luxury hotel in the country. There are several innovative features that make Bardessono a model for green builders. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that 93 percent of the Bardessono’s construction waste was recycled — an unusally high amount. Materials like […]

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