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Rubberwood Coffee Table

by Justin Thomas •

This coffee table is made with rubberwood, which is considered a renewable timber because it is only milled from rubber trees that have ceased to produce latex. See more information on rubberwood here. Available for $60 from Amazon.

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Sustainable Chopstick Set

by Justin Thomas •

This fair traded chopstick set is made with recycled scrap hardwoods in Thailand. The set includes six chopsticks, six bowls, and six holders. Packaged in sustainable, hand-crafted Saa paper. Available from DropSoul for $29.

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Cordster

by Justin Thomas •

The Cordster is a small attachment to keep your headphone cables untangled. It works with virtually all portable cords, and snaps on and off using a removable Velcro-like fastener. Reportedly, it works well. Available in a variety of colors for $4.95.

Colored Compact Fluorescents

by Justin Thomas •

Who knew that compact fluorescents came in colored bulbs too? The yellow ones can be used as bug lights. They also come in other colors too. Available from: Save on Lighting ($9-$11)

Recycled Magazine Boxes

by Justin Thomas •

You may have seen Roost’s recycled vases, which got a lot of coverage recently. But Roost also makes these boxes, available as a set of three nesting cylinders. They are made from recycled magazines and newspapers from all over the world. They also makes some intriguing drink coasters. Available from Elsewares for $44 per set.

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Bamboo Knife Block by Kershaw

by Justin Thomas •

Here’s a nice, heavy knife block made from a renewable resource. The bamboo block has a total of 11 slots including one for your sharpening steel, one for your kitchen shears and one large and wide enough for a cleaver. It sells for $40-$60. Available from: Amazon or Cutlery and More

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Oxynator: Modular Shower Filter

by Justin Thomas •

NewMarket Naturals makes modular shower filters which can accomodate some of the more efficient showerheads out there. They also make a April Shower filter which is compatible with the Oxygenics showerhead we recently featured. Available from: NewMarket Naturals.

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Bamboo Fiber Table “Linen”

by Justin Thomas •

More bamboo fiber! This time it’s table linen made in Thailand out of 100% bamboo. The bamboo fiber has a linen-esq texture. Great for the dinner table because bamboo fiber is naturally antibacterial. The set consists of 4 placemats, coasters, and napkins. Available from Antiki for $38.

Hand Crank Blender: MetaEfficient

by Justin Thomas •

This Vortex blender might save you a couple minutes at the gym. A useful device to mix a margarita while living off-grid, camping, boating or traveling. It qualifies as metaefficient because: portable, energy efficient, and relatively inexpensive. Priced around $50. Available from: Shop.Com or Campmor

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DiscHub: CD & DVD Holder

by Justin Thomas •

The DiscHub is useful for storing CDs and DVDs that you just don’t have time to put away back in their cases. The DiscHub has 11 storage slots protected with a soft neoprene membrane. Adjacent slots are offset from each other, so that you easily roll any disc out of its slot. No recycled materials in this product yet, but …