Biodegradable Plastic Made Using Bacteria

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Metabolix has found a way to produce high-quality plastics using plants and bacteria. In one process it has re-engineered bacteria to turn them into highly efficient "biofactories." By feeding sugars and oils to bacteria in a fermentation process, the company has created bacteria that produce plastics amounting to more than 85% of the cell’s weight. […]

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Rebinder by Sustainable Group

The Sustainable Group produce a binder made of a durable material that is 35-40% recycled post consumer corrugated cardboard. We are not fans of vinyl, the material usually used to make binders, so these binders are a welcome alternative. The binders have resuable covers that are replaceable because they are attached to the metal spine […]

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Book Review: “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things”

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The ideas in this book are refreshing and optimistic. The authors, William McDonough and Michael Braungart, propose that factories, homes and consumer products can be redesigned so that they are actually beneficial to the world. This is in contrast to the approach of attempting to regulate industries and minimize environmental damage. Instead of trying to […]

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Swampy IceStrMystr 12-Volt Model IM-30

Notes from Manufacturer: The IceStrMystr IM30 combines ice induced Air Conditioning with the age-old art of evaporative cooling. The cold water rushes through a special Cooling Core to produce air-conditioned air instead of merely evaporative cooled air. You can now choose your own size of cooling container. The water contained in your Ice Chest is […]

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Premier Peerless 36 " Natural Gas or LP Range – GAK

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Manufacturer Notes: Beware of new stoves with a 500 watt electric glow bar pilot in the oven that runs orange hot all the time the oven is in use, consuming power rapidly. Peerless Premier kitchen stoves offer convenient electronic spark to light the burners automatically, and to ignite a gas pilot light in the oven […]

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