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Wheatware Drum Sticks

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Tree-free, plastic-free stix!

Offering a textured grip, natural feel, and amazing bounce back, these forest saving, biodegradable wheat sticks do not splinter, therefore last longer than wood. Technical info: 2B Round Tip, Diameter 5/8 inch, 16 inches long....read more

Fetch Dog Bed

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Fleece made from recycled plastic bottles that's super comfy. $89.00

The Eco Friendly Pillow Dog Bed is filled with 100% reycled bottle fill and covered with 85% recycled Intelliloft™ fleece. It's cozy, soft, rugged, and dog-approved. Available in Thyme/Brown or Sky Blue/Brown....read more

Recycled Outdoor Furniture by Loll Designs

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Excellent eco furniture made from post-consumer plastic

It's always a score when you discover that a stunning bit of design has tight eco credentials to boot. Such is the case with the colorful outdoor furniture creations of Loll Designs. The Duluth, Minnesota company crafts stylish and durable outdoor chairs, tables, benches, and accessories from post-consumer, industrial high-density polyethylene. What the hell is that, you ask? It's the same......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-14-11

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Weekly links: Beyond plastic packaging, the bluefin tuna question, repurposed Circle Ks, and more.

It's 2011, we've known about the problems of plastic pollution for, oh, a few decades now. So why the hell is excessive plastic packaging still so pervasive? On her Design Observer blog, superstar designer Marian Bantjes challenges product designers to think beyond plastics.  In Brooklyn, Pratt Institute's newly opened Myrtle Hall flexes the school's commitment to sustainability. The......read more

Canned Food and Cancer Risk

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Report says exposure to BPA in canned food is "far more extensive" than plastic bottles.

A few years ago, when animal studies starting linking BPA (bisphenol A) to various cancers, the resulting consumer uproar forced a mass recall of reusable plastic bottles. Safety-conscious mothers everywhere let out a giant sigh of relief as baby bottles were pulled from the shelves. A big win had been scored for consumer safety. The problem? Those aren't the only things that contain BPA. In......read more

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood

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Surreal long exposure shots offer subtle comment on light pollution

When nature and technology collide in the name of art, you can color us interested. Ohio artist Barry Underwood does a masterful job of juxtaposing the two. Taking inspiration from film, theatre, land art, and painting, Underwood creates LED light installations in natural settings, then takes long exposure photos of the scenes. The results are dramatic, to say the least. The works provide some......read more

Inlets "Bright Orange Air"

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Sublime music vid delivers poignant comment on light pollution.

As a Brooklyn resident, Inlets main man/multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Krueger knows a thing or two about light pollution. The impressionistic video for "Bright Orange Air," wonderfully crafted by Benjamin and Stefan Ramirez Perez, goes deep with the song's theme. "Bright Orange Air" appears on Inlets' debut album, Inter Arbiter, out this week on twosyllable records....read more

NASA to Undertake Massive Pollution Cleanup

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Polluted soil beneath launch pads could cost $1 billion to remediate

When it comes to its environmental effects on Earth, space exploration is a dirty business. NASA says it could take a century to clean up the chemical messes left behind by launching shuttles and rockets into space. The liftoffs have created plumes of carcinogenic chemicals in the sandy soils beneath Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral in Florida.  NASA said it will spend $96......read more

EPA Readies Tough New Pollution Rules

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Lisa P. Jackson prepares rigorous environmental regs as presidential campaign gets under way

With a presidential election looming, EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson is hoping for Obama's support as she prepares new regulations on smog, mercury, carbon dioxide, mining waste, and vehicle emissions. The Supreme Court just validated the power of the Agency to control emissions and pollution. According to Jackson, "The only thing worse than no EPA is an EPA that exists and doesn't do its......read more

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