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6 Weird Eco-Friendly Products

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6 Weird Eco-Friendly Products

By Julia Austin,  Planet Green

When you think of products and devices that are harming our planet and causing pollution, a few obvious culprits come to mind; cars, factories, our cherished bottled water. There is a booming industry dedicated to finding eco-friendly solutions and alternatives to our biggest pollutants. And with every rising type of industry comes the underdog—those who are helping the cause in their unexpected, but just as crucial ways. The designers of these odd and innovative eco-friendly products are those underdogs:

Organic Coffins
Have a friend who recently passed away and was passionate about the ecosystem? Continue to respect their environmental wishes by adding an eco-friendly component to the funeral and putting them in an Ecoffin. The coffins are made from banana sheaves or bamboo, making it easier for the coffins to decompose and become a part of nature along with the bodies inside of them.

Pet Furs
Shaving animals for their warm, furry coats doesn’t just stop with sheep. Now people are keeping the fur they shave off of their cats and long-haired dogs during the summer months to spin into knitting yarn in the fall and winter. It’s said that people often look like their dogs, but this is taking it a little far.

Moss Carpets
Next time someone asks you “is that mold growing in your bathroom” you can proudly say, “well yes it is.” Sort of. Nguyen La Chanh is the creator of the moss carpet, a little patch that sits beneath your sink or bathtub and is meant to thrive and grow in that sweaty, fogged up & humid ecosystem known as your bathroom.

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10:40AM PST on Dec 18, 2011

The site for disposable diapers is awful. Not only do they not provide the price of the item you might be interested in, they dont provide an easy route of asking for the prices. You have to order the item before finding out the price. I wont do that. Not in this day of greedy people that will charge extravagant prices. Just saying.

10:57AM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

nice ideas

12:59AM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Totally different

2:11PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

Good info, thanks!~

4:39AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

might try this,weird and wonderful

5:42AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Interesting reading, thanks.

2:44PM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

weird, yet awesome...

3:28AM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Thanks for sharing this information

10:07PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

I think eCoffins are a great idea, but the funeral industry makes a huge profit on all the accoutrements and arrangements involved in our final resting place. Interesting about Pam too, although since it is in an aerosol can be hard to use as a lip balm.

10:54PM PDT on Jul 8, 2011

Love this

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