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Erez Mulay’s Wastepaper Baskets From Wasted Paper

Clever design, whether environmentally friendly or not, is something that everyone can appreciate. Who doesn’t love a passport case made out of map shower curtains, or a pencil sharpener that looks like an alligator? But we think that environmentally friendly design is almost always clever by default, because it reuses existing materials in creative and […]

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Don't Under-Estimate the Quarter

Recycling cans and bottles can be annoying: they clutter up your home, they smell if you don’t wash them out. But a little bit can go a long way… The average American drinks 216 liters of soft drinks each year. In soda cans that the equivalent of 648 cans a year. If you would cash […]

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Furniture Fabric Samples Rethought Sustainably

In the spirit of using every possible material available and avoiding waste, Israeli designer Zohar Yarom has found a creative and functional purpose for furniture fabric samples. She makes handbags out of them. After receiving degrees in design from the Bezalel school in Jerusalem and Parson’s in New York, Zohar founded her own ZY design […]

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Have a Garden? …Try Composting

I know it sounds crazy, but composting is a great way to green your life, and it’s a lot easier than it sounds. But most important, it significantly reduces the damage we are doing to our environment. Most of the junk that goes into the garbage can be composted products like egg boxes and shredded […]

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Plastic Bags

SO you went to the store and forgot your reusable shopping bag, you folded under the pressure and took a plastic one so that you could bring your groceries home. I’m sure that this almost NEVER happens, but once in a while it does… What to do?   Store empty grocery sacks, rolled into empty […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: How to Paper-Mache

In honor of international Earth Day, which was on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials. If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: How to Make Puppets

In honor of international Earth Day, which was on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: Logging On to Online Re(use)sources

In honor of International Earth Day, which is today, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention and support. […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: Green Your Baby

In honor of international Earth Day, which is on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Reuse It Or Lose It: Read It Again, Sam – Used Books

In honor of international Earth Day, which is on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Can This Be Fixed?

The other day I was out with a friend and she told me that she had to stop by the shoe store to get knew shoes. I asked her why, and she responded that the backs of her shoes had been squashed and it was uncomfortable. I was able to convince her to check out […]