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:
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.
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.
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.