Eco-friendly dinner ware made from rice husk

13 07 2010


Yes… the husk/hull from the rice industry that is traditionally burnt as it nests pests such as snakes and rats, finally have a use aligned with biodiversity. The husk is re-purposed into dinner service for kids and adults. Not only are you eating your dinner from a melamine free dinner service – you are also assisting the environment in decreasing CO2 emission. (the husk/hull is traditionally burnt to eliminate the pest problem).

What are the benefits of rice husk over melamine:

a. we read about the melamine scare in China but we have no connection with the intake of melamine into our own bodies when we sit in a food court or restaurant and we eat a lovely hot dish served to us straight from a microwave in a melamine food container.  We are taking in melamine!

b. Innovasians Rice husk has NO melamine

c. Rice husk from Innnovasians is stable at -30 deg C to +120 Deg C

d. Innovasians rice husk can be microwaved and is also diswasher safe.

Change to this product NOW – if you care about your health at all.

Contact us today – if you are serving food to your customers and you care about the environment and their safety.

See http://www.innovasians.com  or e-mail info@innovasians.com


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Eco-Friendly Wedding Gown Dissolves in Water After Being Worn

18 05 2010

One of the most iconic and symbolic garments in human history, the wedding gown also exemplifies the challenges of disposable clothing, according to Jane Blohm, a fashion lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

British researchers have developed a wedding gown that can be dissolved in water—just in time for the honeymoon—to transform it into five new wearable pieces. The trick: Polyvinyl alcohol, an odorless nontoxic polymer that breaks down in water without harming the environment.

Read the full story here.





Eco ATM

29 03 2010

Automated eCycling Stations

You know that old Motorola Razr that’s been sitting in your nightstand for the last year? If you live near Omaha, Neb., you can march up to the Eco ATM at the Nebraska Furniture Mart, toss it in, and automatically get an in-store trade-up coupon or gift card.

The self-serve e-cycling station electronically inspects phones, assigns them real-time secondary market value, and provides in-store payment–if the handset still has any monetary worth. If not, consumers can choose to assign the device to the recycle bin, and then it’s on its way to getting recycled or refurbished.

(Credit: EcoATM)

The kiosk at the Omaha store is the first such station to be installed by San Diego-based start-up EcoATM, and it’s serving as a test case in advance of a scheduled larger rollout.

The company, formerly called ReMobile, declared the Nebraska machine an immediate success when it went into operation September 21–both in the number of recycled devices collected and the trade-up purchases.

On its first day, 23 phones went into the recycle bin. In addition, “the EcoATM at NFM bought back over $100 in phones on day two, including a perfect BlackBerry Curve,“Twittered Eco ATM’s Eric Rosser”, who said in an interview he thinks retailers will appreciate the automation of the EcoATM and consumers will value the speed and convenience.

The company plans to install kiosks at wireless stores and big-box retailers in San Diego, Texas, Washington state, and Vermont this quarter, Rosser said, with a “massive rollout” set for the second quarter of next year. Eventually the EcoATMs should be able to recognize other gadgets, such as MP3 players, digital cameras, notebooks, printers, and storage devices.

The machines rely on a camera-based system to detect signs of wear such as cracked screens, missing keys, and scuff marks, and to determine a device’s approximate value. If it’s not worth anything, consumers could still get a free gift for their efforts–in Omaha’s case, a waterproof phone case. And in a green nod, EcoATM will plant a tree for them.

Of course, whether a machine can assess a product’s value with the same accuracy and nuance as a human remains to be seen. In any case, the system’s aimed at countering the growing problem of e-waste. In the United States alone, more than 100 million cell phones get thrown away every year, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. (On the front end, wireless companies are making a concerted effort to go green, with gear such as the Samsung Reclaim and other initiatives.)

“Today, a used consumer electronic goes into your drawer or garage, sits there until it decays to zero value, and then goes into a landfill,” said Rosser, vice president of sales and marketing for the company. “We want to change that paradigm so it’s more like car. When you’re done with a car you don’t just put it in your garage and leave it to rot.”

Retailers get the machines installed for free, with obvious incentives including reward tie-ins and the potential for increased foot traffic. Participating businesses can also use the EcoATM to support the charitable cause of their choice (“Give us your used game console and we’ll donate a dollar to the Saginaw Community Center”). In addition, they are getting help complying with e-waste laws (and possibly picking up some eco-cachet while they’re at it).

“Consumer electronics retailers and their OEM partners are facing a complex and growing set of state and municipal e-waste laws,” said Leslie Hand, research director at IDC Global Retail Insights. “Consumer convenience is important to solving the e-waste problem in the U.S., and trade-in/trade-up incentive programs are proving to be quite effective in retail.”


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Furnitures in Cardboard

22 03 2010

New trend.

This is a new trend, people as i was saying in the previous post, are being aware of what’s happening to our planet. So they want to participate into this big adventure that we usually call “sustainable development”.

Lazerian Studio has decided to act now, by created furniture made out of Cardboard. And the design is awesome. it’s beautiful, simple and of course Eco-friendly

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Solar Panel

22 03 2010

New kind of Solar panel have appeared

These new kind of Solar panel are very effective and convenient. you just have to put them on the roof. you will have a better surface than traditional solar panel and you will be able to increase your power energy.

These are brand new, they just have been commercialized since few month, but it’s a very good way to have solar panel at home in a design way.

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EcoWarrior

22 03 2010

Being Eco-friendly has never been so funny

So today, we are going to see a bag, the Eco Warrior Bag. So this bag is Eco-Friendly because of the raw materials that have been using during his production. Moreover you’ve got some wrestling mask which are printed into these bags. And this is what makes this bags so special.

I like this idea so much, making an eco-friendly product into a funny one, after been using. Being Eco-friendly doesn’t mean that you need to be sad and have bad-design product.

I hope manufactories will be inspired by this product, and we might see similar products in few month

Engaging Biodiversity





HangerPack, Two in one

19 03 2010

Why throwing away, when you can keep stuff?

Basically this is a packaging, but if you have a more intense look on this packaging you can see that it can be transformed into a hanger. Clever!

In fact it’s a very good idea taking basic objects and make them useful after they have been used. The other creators should think about it. Because it’s a very good thing if you consider yourself as an Eco-friendly, but companies also need to be Eco-friendly.

In fact companies are the one who pollute the most, so they really need to engage biodiversity, and this is what have been done with the HangerPack

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