Expanko: Regenerative Flooring

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Expanko makes flooring out of two regenerative materials: cork and rubber. They also make a unique product which combines both cork and rubber, called XCR3, an example of which is pictured here. To produce cork flooring, virgin cork bark and cork waste from the manufacturing of other cork products is recycled and ground into small […]

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Plyfold Containers: Trans-Meta-Effective

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These folding containers, can be made flat for travel or storage, and then refolded into three-dimensional containers. Made with recycled leather and Climatex® Lifecycle™ Felt, the containers are completely biodegradable. Climatex® Lifecycle™ Felt is made of discarded scraps from weaving factories. It can be used as upholstery interlining, felt coasters or felt slippers and as […]

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Excel Hand Dryer Uses 80% Less Energy

This is a hand dryer, made by Excel, that uses 80% less electrical energy than similar dryers. It uses a high velocity fan to dry hands faster (10-12 seconds) by blowing the water droplets off the hands. Hand dryers are more efficient than paper towels in public restrooms. Paper towels have a higher annual cost, […]

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Hyper-Optimal: Create an Oasis with Greywater

The book “Create an Oasis with Greywater” by Art Ludwig is packed with information about how to reuse greywater by diverting it into your garden. What is greywater? It’s all the “waste” water produced in a house besides sewage — e.g. water from showers, sinks and washing machines. This is a key meta-efficient technique because, […]

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