Posted on February 11, 2013 by Debra Atlas
The idea for many of the innovative “green” products I write has many times sprung from an unmet consumer needs or problems faced by a parent. Parents often breathe a sigh of relief when they discover these simple yet effective solutions.
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Posted on August 26, 2011 by Debra Atlas
Consumer demand for quality recycled materials has grown exponentially as the green building industry expands. VAST Enterprises is meeting this demand with top quality composite pavers made from recycled materials.
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Posted on May 16, 2011 by Debra Atlas
The Sip 'N Go water bottle can fold up to fit in your pocket
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. That’s 1,500 every second! Out of the 50 billion bottles of water purchased each year, 80 percent end up in a landfill, even though plenty of recycling programs exist.
Many folks have begun toting a reusable water bottle. Even though it’s heavy when it’s full, it’s better than buying all those plastic water bottles, right?
But why can’t someone invent a lightweight, eco-friendly water bottle that’s easy to take wherever you want?
For more on this revolutionary flexible water bottle, see http://bit.ly/lytxC2.
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Posted on October 11, 2010 by Debra Atlas
Ads for air fresheners are everywhere. From sprays to plug-ins, they promise to get rid of annoying smells, to “clean” the air – and they use chemicals and fillers to do it.
The Stonewick fragrance system brings sweet scents into your home in a greener way
Stonewick Fragrance Design has created a unique system to bring pleasant fragrances into your home. Their Stonescent Water Diffusers, their patented porous ceramic ScentSticks and their Pure Fragrances will help transform your home environment.
Simply fill a small vase with 4 to 6 ounces of water, then add four eye-droppers of the fragrance of your choice – there are six to choose from. Place three ScentStick diffusers in the vase. Within minutes, the fragrance not only fills the room it’s in but adjacent ones as well.
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Posted on August 8, 2010 by Debra Atlas
Now there's a green alternative to bubble wrap
Anyone who’s shipped a package knows that bubble wrap, which has been around since 1960, is the standard for protecting fragile objects from damage.
But being a petroleum-based product, it and its cousin packing peanuts, have drawbacks, including being a hassle to deal with.
A lot of customers want to get away from the plastic stuff , said Lynn Moe, Business Development Director for Geämi Sustainable Protective Packaging.
Geämi (pronounced ge ah me) is an effective eco-friendly alternative to bubble wrap.
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Posted on January 11, 2009 by Debra Atlas
The versatile Skoy cloth is a great paper alternative
Americans use more than 90 million tons of paper annually – over 700 pounds of paper per person!
The EPA says out of the 250 million tons of trash Americans generate each year, thirty-four percent – 85 million tons – is paper. According to an Arizona State University report, if U.S households used 3 less rolls of paper towels per year, we’d save 120,000 tons of waste and $4.1 million in landfill dumping fees.
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