• What’s the Big Deal with Energy Star Products?

    September 21, 2009

    So, you go to shop for new gadgets, devices and appliances and you see Energy Star labels everywhere, but you don’t know what they mean. You may know you’re making a good choice for the environment and for your electric bill, but what’s the big deal?

  • Are Bamboo Clothes as Green as We Think They Are?

    September 15, 2009

    Bamboo is the current darling of sustainable materials and people are interested in buying bamboo products and clothes. But, is bamboo clothing that’s being marketed as eco-conscious to shoppers truly green?

  • Soda Cans with a Purpose

    September 9, 2009

    When the itch for shopping strikes, try buying new-to-you products made from recycled materials.

  • From Shopping Bag to Handbag

    September 9, 2009

    There’s a new trend in recycled handbags that I’m really excited about: crocheted plastic shopping bags.

  • Recycled Handbags

    September 8, 2009

    What follows is a rundown of some of the trends in recycled handbags — some of which you may be familiar with and some of which may surprise you.

  • Nike’s ‘Trashy’ Shoes Made from Recycled Scraps

    September 8, 2009

    For years Nike has manufactured shoes from virgin materials, resulting in heaps of discarded scraps that go to waste in a landfill or incinerator. That is until one designer transformed them into a wearable basketball shoe.

  • Cotton: The (Organic) Fabric of Our Lives

    September 1, 2009

    The overuse of “organic” is leaving a skeptical aftertaste in the minds of consumers of clothing just as much as it is food, according to Frank Anguili, the founder of Natural High Lifestyle.

  • Get to Packing with These Eco-Friendly Crates

    July 30, 2009

    The landfill typically is the place where discarded plastic goes to die, except it can take up to 450 years for it to decompose on its own. But, Rent-a-Green-Box, a company specializing in moving and packing supplies made from recycled materials, gives unrecycled plastic a new life with its Recopack moving crates.

  • Responsible Electronics Recycling: Turning Policy into Practice

    June 22, 2009

    By Robert Houghton, IT professionals have become good environmental and privacy stewards during the past 10 years — on paper. Corporate policy now generally reflects the fundamental tenets of good electronics stewardship, requiring verifiable data destruction and forbidding the use of landfills and export in lieu of responsible recycling. As anyone who receives RFPs for […]