LED Floodlights

Enlux, a company in Arizona, has created floodlights built from LEDs. They did this by removing the diodes from their individual plastic housings and clustering them on a heat-dissipating circuit board, known as a light engine. They also created finned aluminum housing that spreads the heat across its surface. The 22-watt floodlight ($80) gives off […]

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EnviroGLAS™ Terrazzo: 100% Recycled Glass Flooring

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EnviroGLAS™ Terrazzo is flooring made of 100% post-consumer recycled glass. Recycled glass bottles are crushed, mixed with an epoxy, and poured to form a very appealing surface. Terrazzo, from the Italian word for terraces, was created several hundred years ago in Europe when Venetian workers discovered a new use for discarded marble remnants. EnviroGLAS™ Terrazzo […]

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Metaefficient: Bamboo Cutting Boards

These are excellent cutting boards made in Bali — they look and smell great. The bamboo is pressed seemlessly together with food-grade glue to create an extremely durable cutting surface. They are never dyed or stained. You get two cutting boards for under $25 — quite metaefficient and sustainable. Available from: Costco for $20 or […]

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Not Efficient: Pharmaceutical Drugs Found In Rivers, Tap Water

A variety of pharmaceuticals have been found to be present in rivers and tap water in the U.S. The drugs include painkillers, tranquilizers, anti-depressants, antibiotics, birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapies, chemotherapy agents, anti-seizure medications and many others. The pharmaceuticals are found in treated sewage effluents, surface waters, soil, and tap water, though at very […]

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