Composting your kitchen waste is a double dose of environmental friendliness. You’ll keep waste out of landfills while eliminating the need for artificial chemical fertilizers in your garden. But let’s be honest – making the process a little more convenient makes it more likely that you’ll actually do it, which is where this handy indoor […]
It’s one thing for a wallcovering to be free of harmful chemicals like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), but what if it helped clean them up too? Old buildings with nasty chemical contaminants may have a new lease on life, thanks to Bluecher’s high-tech new Saratech Permasorb wallpaper.
Picnic and BBQ season is just around the corner, so don’t let your backyard fiesta create loads of plastic waste in the form of disposable plates and utensils. Reusable dishware is best, but if you absolutely must choose disposables, look for new biodegradable dinnerware that won’t clog up your local landfill.
Bamboo is incredibly durable, it’s one of the most sustainable building materials around, and it happens to look darn good too. These advantages have long made bamboo flooring a popular choice for homeowners, and now San Diego-based Cali Bamboo has applied the inherent advantages of bamboo to its unique Lumboo engineered lumber.
Recent media reports have questioned the safety of some LED light bulbs, citing concerns about hazardous materials contained inside some lights. But these concerns are largely overblown, and LEDs remain one of the cleanest and safest lighting technologies on the market.
EonCoat is an incredibly durable and user-friendly ceramic paint, which makes it appealing to both homeowners and contractors. And best of all, its spray-on formulation contains no toxic ingredients such as VOCs (volatile organic compounds), so it’s extremely eco-friendly as well.
Rigid board insulation has some big advantages over loose fill insulation for builders. And unlike most rigid insulations, which are produced from petroleum byproducts, Greensulate uses a unique process to produce an earth-friendly, VOC-free thermal barrier.
When you think of cork, you probably think of wine stoppers and bulletin boards. But what about floors? Cork flooring is an extremely user-friendly option for homeowners, and it’s produced from one of the most sustainable materials around.
Let’s face it – incandescent light bulbs provide nice light, but they’re energy-efficiency dinosaurs. Compact fluorescents (CFLs) are better, but they contain toxic chemicals like mercury. So for long-lasting lights that use just a tiny fraction of the electricity (and can pay for themselves many times over), make the switch to LED light bulbs.
At a glance, PaperStone looks like any modern, stylish solid countertop surface. But this unique material is not only extremely functional, it’s also extremely environmentally friendly. As the name implies, paper is a key ingredient in the material… [Click title image to read more…]
IQ Clean offers a range of “green” cleaning products, and their environmental friendliness includes not just the cleaners themselves, but also their unique approach to packaging and distribution. [Click title image to read more…]