Shoes that Sprout Wildflowers As Their Final Green Step

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Need a new pair of shoes? Want to go green this time? How about some biodegradable shoes that sprout flowers at the end of their life?No kidding, you can really get such shoes now (or, very soon, depending on where you live).Some Dutch entrepreneurs recently started OAT Shoes and their first collection is about to be launched after two years of research and development. As hinted above, the shoes are made completely of biodegradable materials and packed with “a bouquet of perennial … [Read more...]

Biodegradable Poop Bags That Actually Biodegrade

If you're a dog owner,  reducing your pup's carbon pawprint isn't as easy as you'd think.Consider dog poop bags if you will.What are they made of? Plastic.We spend a lot of time around here talking about all kinds of ways to rid your life of plastic bags (and bottles), so why not let rid your pets' lives of them as well?  … [Read more...]

Moo vs. Zazzle: Eco-Friendly Mini Business Cards

Business cards.Thousands are given out every day and probably somewhere around 90% end up in the trash.This will be part 1 of a 2 (or maybe 3) part series.In this post, we'll talk about:New eco-friendly mini business card options from Zazzle.com and Moo.com How these eco-friendly mini business cards actually improve the chance of you getting noticed and remembered. … [Read more...]

The Green Diaper Dilemma: Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers

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How green (or sanitary) could it be to throw a big ole' hunk of feces in your washing machine?It's true, there are many ways to live green that just don't fit into daily life.And that's the #1 reason I hear why people don't make any attempts to go green.For some reason, there has been lots of convo about diapers in the green world recently.So which is more green, disposable diapers or cloth ones? Could one (or both) of them even be toxic?  … [Read more...]

Biodegradable Plastics: The Pros And Cons

What if bottles, bags, and other plastic products could be made from biodegradable materials?Oh, wait, they can be!Have you heard of biodegradable plastic products made from a substance called PLA?PLA (polylactic acid) is a resin that is mostly made from -- you better believe it -- corn. (Although it can be made from other starchy sources such as potatoes.)As Elizabeth Royte from the Smithsonian Magazine puts it, "[This is] an industrial resin poised to become -- if you can … [Read more...]