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    Sip from eco-friendly carton of wine for a green toast

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    Recently we bought your attention to the World’s Largest Cork Mosaic. And today, it’s the whole wine bottle that is undergoing an eco-revamping. Till now economically prized wines were packed cardboard boxes but henceforth FOUR wine intends to break that trend. For the first time a premium California wine has dared to shatter the glass to step in the cardboard tubes. Supposed to be good for environment as well as pockets, such an eco-packaging move may not go down the throats of wine connoisseurs with ease. But FOUR’s Brand manager Larry Leigon is optimistic about this green change. He also justifies the positive effect of such a carton-styled packaging by stating that the wine can last longer after being opened and less oxygen enters through the tube and its spout than a bottle whose cork has been popped. The company is marketing its Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Sirah blend in three-liter (three-quart) canisters.
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    Posted in Other Stuff on December 22, 2008
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    DIY – Recycled necklace from junk guarantees spooky look

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    Feeling lost at the thought of buying the perfect gift for your geeky gal? If you are looking for something out of the box, then here’s an exceptional DIY recycled neckpiece for your geek-diva or eco-babe. Simply rummage through the junk corner of your house and grab hold of broken discarded stuff like vintage pocket watch, a skeleton key and a doll’s arm. At least that’s what GreighdayVintage found in her closet. You can go more creative and personalize a different version of this Avant Garde Dolly Assemblage Necklace. Roll over for more images…..

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 19, 2008
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    Eco-Art: World’s Largest Cork Mosaic

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    After popping up bottles, most of us simply drown in the intoxicating world of champagnes and wines without giving a second though to the cork that keeps the flavor intact. But artist Saimir Strati has gathered about 229,764 corks to give shape to an exceptional form of eco-art. His work has been recorded as the World’s Largest Cork Mosaic. Slogging over 14 hours a day and 27 days at stretch, Saimir has recycled the corks of different sizes and colors by gluing them onto a large banner in the gardens of Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers.Watch out for the video after the jump…….

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 19, 2008
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    Greenlaunches is giving away Energizer Advanced Lithium Batteries for the Greenest Tip Contest

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    Greenlaunches is pleased to announce its first contest – Greenest Tip Contest. Focusing on eco-everything, we love to hold your attention by posting about various green products, projects and innovations. And in a bid to learn more from you all, we have decided to launch a contest about tips for living a green lifestyle with flair. The winner of the best green tip will walk away with 4 AA Energizer Advanced Lithium Batteries.
    A must for gadget users on the go, these light-weight batteries last longer which in turn leads to lesser burden on e-waste heap. I am sure you all will be interested in the Energizer/Pandora Project which was initiated to launch these batteries. It focuses on generating interactivity amongst Pandora’s robust user base once they’ve discovered new artists and bands. It also provides Energizer with a platform to interact with Pandora users.
    How can you win the green crown? All you got to do is pen down your tip as a comment on this post and leave the decision of the fair judgment of the greenest tip to us. Be it about gadgets or ideas that promise to boost energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint…….anything that you believe that can make a difference to our environment.
    Starting from today, the contest will close on the last day of 2008 and the winners will be announced in the first week of 2009.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 18, 2008
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    Eco-Fashion: Divas go green with Eco IT Bag

    Eco_IT_bag.jpg The mere mention of an eco-friendly handbag conjures up images of cloth, jute or bamboo sacks that fail to make its presence in the hoity-toity world of fashionistas. But Vegan Queen steps in to break this myth with its ultra-chic, eco-friendly handbags for the eco-divas of the current generation. Wear you green attitude up your sleeve with this IT bag. Christened as Eco IT Bag, the maker asserts that this small bowling bag is crafted out of 100% PVC eco-polymer vegetal leather. Even the inside is lined with 100% cotton terry lining. For $650, it sports a VQ engraved recycled crest medallion too.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 16, 2008
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    Take a seat on the luxurious eco-friendly Alexander Sofa by RC Green

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    Christmas means time to spruce up your den with newer décor stuff. And if it’s a sofa that you are looking for then RC Green’s line of furniture offers the best eco-options without compromising on quality or appearance. I fell for the eco-friendly Alexander Sofa that elegantly combines contemporary design and comfort with ecological intelligence. Designed by Robert Craymer (stands for RC), the skeleton of the sofa is crafted out of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood. Further more, the springs and screws are made of recycled steel while the glues and stains are non-toxic, water-based and formaldehyde-free. Packing such green materials inside, the comforting section also boasts green as the cushions are made of natural latex wrapped in 100% organic wool and organic cotton.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 15, 2008
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    Greenlaunches lines up 5 Eco-gifts for this festive season

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    Celebrate Chanuka or the Yuletide with these recycled LED motherboard kits ($20). Pick up from Motherboard Menorah or Motherboard Christmas Tree to keep yourself or young kids busy with these geeky DIY holiday kits.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 15, 2008
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    Eco-friendly Nautica Oceans perfume benefits environment as well as skin

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    Care to arouse your sense of smell in a modish eco-friendly style? A whiff of eco-friendly Nautica Oceans is the key. Surfacing up in the month of March 2009, Nautica Oceans is Nautica’s green perfume, exclusively for men. Unlike the traditional alcohol-based perfume that consists of up to 40% perfume oil and diluted with ethanol, the water-based perfume Oceans is based on micro-emulsion technology that allows for up to 20% concentration of perfume oil to be built into water-based fragrance. Along with Coty, the company has sole rights to this kind of eco-friendly micro-emulsion technology. Beneficial to skin too, Oceans is also meant to be fair on environment too as it makes use of biodegradable ingredients and packaging.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 15, 2008
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    Eco-friendly skating rink in Japan is ice-free

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    Japan comes under green limelight again for the most eco-friendly skating rink. An ideal green alternative for the ice-skating rinks, this 300 square meter rink is stretched out of resin. Since it is made out of putting 80 pieces of plastic together, some people may question its eco-credentials. However, it does manage to score over such doubts with the fact that there is no usage of water to make. Secondly it eliminated the need of the energy consumed to cool the place to keep the ice solidified. Though it won’t render icy speed as well sensation, it will certainly gain popularity as a green skating rink in the land of rising sun.
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    Posted in Other Stuff on December 11, 2008
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    Eco-friendly Albuterol inhalers aim to help patients as well as environment

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    By now we all know that chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is a prime culprit for the depleting ozone layer from our environment. Though it has many other vital applications, one of them is for respiratory related ailments. Prescribed for those suffering from wheezing, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Albuterol inhalers contain CFC. The propellants push the albuterol out of the inhaler allowing patients to then inhale the medicine. However since U.S. is stopping all production and sale of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) including CFCs from 2009 onwards, its time to switch over to the eco-friendly inhalers that replace CFC with hydrofluoroalkane (HFA).

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 10, 2008
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