Thursday, July 30, 2009

ECOSOAPIA!


EcoProducts cover a whole universe of things that we use, see or even eat in our daily lives. I was always very curious what does the term organic bodycare actually mean?I did some research and found that there are no fix standards for organic cosmetics or bodycare at the moment. This is the reason why certified organic products are a way to differentiate them.

Actually organic liquid soaps are ideal for sensitive skin as they are made from natural ingredients, organic oils and plant extracts. (not tested on animals and contain no animal ingredients). I was really drawn to the many awards that I saw from this Liquid Castile Soap from EcoHip.

Castile soap is a name used in English-speaking countries for soap made exclusively from vegetable oil. Ecosoapia from Ecohip has an organic vegan formulation and it’s great for sensitive skin. In fact, it has been awarded both the Chemical Consumer Award and Consumer Award from Allergy UK which is especially important for all those allergy sufferers. Not only is this an organic liquid soap, you can also further save our earth as 10% of all profits go to Iracambi to help conserve the Rainforest

Monday, July 27, 2009

Plantable ECO Calendar


I was searching for creative products and this really caught my attention immediately. A Plantable Eco Calendar for 2010! Every page of each month leaves behind a beauty, yes FLOWERS and the tin containing the claendar is reusable as well.

Each month is printed on seed-embedded pages made with 100% post-consumer waste and 100% recyclable into flowers.

What is more beautiful than keeping track of months and as each month passes by,you can simply plant the seeded paper page and enjoy the nature that will be growing. This beautiful treasure is found at the ECOHIP website.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

EcoProducts - Corn Cups


Plastics made from natural sustainable resources, CORN!. It is polished and has a sophisticated look. Most importantly it meets the ASTM D6400 compostable plastic standards. I was looking around for more information how corn can be turned to plastics and found an interesting graphical piece though more like a science lesson for I hope some of you may find it interesting.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Grow Sunflowers with Ecoplates


This is one of the interesting ecoproducts that I discovered from Greenstamp. Something that all of us uses especially for parties, barbecues, and picnics or for just when we are plain lazy. Yes, "PLATES"!

Here the amazing part about these plates, once you have completed your meal, the host can dig a hole in the flowerbed and basically "dispose" or I should say place in a hole in a garden filled with earth, water it and the plates will biodegrade and sunflower seed in these plates will start to germinate and you may have lovely sunflowers in a years' time!
These plates are not only biodegradable, they are stylish, practically designed with thoughts for easy use and hold. "Check out the curves of the plate". It is designed to hold a wine glass and amazingly you can grow a garden of sunflowers with it! The amazing things that ecoproducts can provide for us isn't it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EcoProducts-Coffee Ground Printer

This RITI printer is an ecoproduct printer based on the concept of a new ink system. It was featured at the Greener Gadgets Design Competition in Feb this year.

The focus is on the ink cartridge since it is one of the problems when using a printer: it's often difficult to replace, costly to refill, and can stain your hands if mishandled.The RITI printer uses coffee or tea dregs.

How it works:

The user places the coffee or tea dregs into the ink case located on the top of the printer, then insert a piece of paper in the middle. Moving the ink case left and right will print your image, and as you draw on the paper, dregs inscript on the paper just like ink.Using coffee or tea dregs as ink saves the cost buying ink, the burden of wasted things, and users' work. Furthermore, since the user moves the ink case in order to make a print, the device doesn't need electricity.

Interesting isn't it and who knows with some improvement this may be one of the potential EcoProducts that we may see in the future.



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