Muji’s Refillable Pens help to reduce waste

Do you like writing in different coloured pens but concerned about the amount of waste? Muji have made it possible for you to have a pen in various colours with much less waste. The Japanese brand have re-designed their pens to make them compatible with all gel ink refills in order to reduce waste.  The idea is that you purchase a pen shell as it … Continue reading Muji’s Refillable Pens help to reduce waste

POTR Pots: Self-watering, origami plant pots designed to have the “smallest carbon footprint possible”

Two Scottish entrepreneurs have created self-watering, origami plant pots designed to have the “smallest carbon footprint possible during shipping”.   POTR Pots, which are made from recycled plastic, are flat-packed plant pots designed to self-water your plants. The origami design allows for easy assembly with one pull of a cotton cord, transforming the flat pattern into a pot capable of holding water at its base. After … Continue reading POTR Pots: Self-watering, origami plant pots designed to have the “smallest carbon footprint possible”

Chip[s] Board: Creating eco-friendly design materials from potato waste

Chip[s] Board have created a range of eco-friendly materials made from industrial potato waste that are being applied in the creation of sustainable products such as eyewear, fashion accessories, and furniture. The materials are made from waste potato peelings created from food processing, which are then refined in a proprietary process as a binding agent, mixing in pine flour, coffee grounds and oak shavings. This … Continue reading Chip[s] Board: Creating eco-friendly design materials from potato waste

Fruitleather Rotterdam: Eco-friendly leather made from discarded mangoes for your own designs and creations

Dutch design company Fruitleather Rotterdam have devised a way to create a leather-like material from discarded mangoes. The inspiration for the project came about after Fruitleather Rotterdam founders and designers Koen Meerkerk and Hugo de Boon saw just how much food is wasted in their hometown. While studying design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Koen Meerkerk and Hugo de Boon and their … Continue reading Fruitleather Rotterdam: Eco-friendly leather made from discarded mangoes for your own designs and creations

Liven up household chores with a Three Bluebirds Swedish Dishcloth

If you’ve yet to ditch the paper towels in your kitchen, perhaps Three Bluebirds’ Swedish Dishcloths may help you let go of them. Three Bluebirds’ eco-friendly cloths are sponge-like dishcloths made of 70% cellulose from FSC certified forests and 30% cotton, that cleans streak free and works on most surfaces, including glass, granite, tile and stainless steel. A bit more than a regular Swedish Dishcloth … Continue reading Liven up household chores with a Three Bluebirds Swedish Dishcloth

Sit down to a zero-waste meal with Bambaw’s bamboo cutlery set

With people more conscious than ever of their use of materials and impact on the environment, some are even carrying a set of silverware from their cutlery drawer on them to handle their lunchtimes either sat in the park or at their desks. If you want to lighten the load in your bag, consider a bamboo cutlery set. Bambaw’s Bamboo Cutlery Set is a lightweight, … Continue reading Sit down to a zero-waste meal with Bambaw’s bamboo cutlery set

Hog & Tallow: Sustainable soaps made from waste products from local West Country cottage industries

Soap bars are back in favour and if you’re looking for an option that is sustainable and utilises waste products, Hog & Tallow soaps should be on your radar. Handmade in England, Hog & Tallow create sustainable soaps using locally sourced West Country ingredients including tallow, rapeseed oil and foraged botanicals. Tallow is a substance made from animal fat that is commonly used in the … Continue reading Hog & Tallow: Sustainable soaps made from waste products from local West Country cottage industries

Types of Reusable water Bottles [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Every minute, people all around the world buy roughly 1 million plastic bottles—a number that’s expected to jump past ½ trillion by 2021. Once we’re done with these single-use bottles, most end up in landfills or the ocean (Americans recycle less than 30 percent of them). But we need water to live and bottles are convenient and portable. The best solution? Ditch single-use plastics for … Continue reading Types of Reusable water Bottles [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

FLTRgo: Sustainable coffee filter makes the perfect travel companion for filter coffee drinkers

If you’re going on a camping trip this summer and are a fan of filter coffee, FLTRgo is an ideal travel companion.  FLTRgo is a compact, lightweight, multi-use, drip coffee filter system that can be used anywhere. Designed like a small sieve, the FLTRgo features a ring and handle made from bamboo, and a cloth filter made from ethically-sourced organic cotton. To use the FLTRgo, … Continue reading FLTRgo: Sustainable coffee filter makes the perfect travel companion for filter coffee drinkers

Ultra Bloom: Algae-based shoes that cleans and restores waterways when harvested

Whether you’re going to be heading for the beach or engaging in some water sports this summer, shoes made using sustainable algae-based BLOOM foam may be the ideal kit for the whole family. Ultra Bloom is an amphibious shoe made using algae-based BLOOM foam – a sustainable alternative to petrochemical only foams. A lightweight and breathable closed-toe style, the Ultra Bloom is designed to be … Continue reading Ultra Bloom: Algae-based shoes that cleans and restores waterways when harvested