(Partially) Biodegradeable DVD Player by Sony

The Sony DVP-NS955 DVD player, recently released in the UK, has 50% vegetable-based plastic parts. The parts are made of a biopolymer called polylactic acid (PLA). The biopolymer was created by Cargill/Dow, and they have been criticized for using GMO (genetically modified) corn to create the biopolymer, because GMO crops could potentially have devastating effects […]

Riverside Design Group: SeaForm Tableware

Riverside Design Group produces elegant tableware, handcrafted in western Pennsylvania from post-industrial / pre-consumer recycled glass. Despite their crafted appearance, the pieces are highly durable and intended for everyday use, and are dishwasher and microwave safe. The pieces range in price from $26-88.

Toshiba Develops One Minute Rechargable Lithium-Ion Battery

Toshiba who have developed a high energy density lithium-Ion battery that recharge 80% of its capacity in one minute. This is sixty times faster than typical lithium-ion batteries (which among other applications are commonly used in cellphones).

MEC Organics

The Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) is a Canadian outfitter that offers a range of organic clothing. Pictured here is their “Matawin Organic Cotton Short Sleeve Shirt“, made of 100% organic cotton, and sold for $38.00 CAD. Also available: organic cotton mens’ and womens’ pants, hoodies, hats and socks. Available from: MEC