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Beyond Biodegradable: Plantable Coffee Cups Might Be The Future

Get your coffee in a seed-embedded container
Mar 16, 2015 9:00 am

If you think your biodegradable to-go cup is a smart way to go with your regular coffee order, get ready for this plantable version containing indigenous seeds. It’s the most proactive coffee cup we've seen yet.

In The Future Beer Bottles Will Be Made Of Wood

Carlsberg planning biodegradable beer bottles
Feb 24, 2015 2:30 pm

"Clinking" beer bottles is about to become a thing of the past. Over the course of the next three years, the Copenhagen-based company plans to develop and debut is the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle. Cap included.

Noted: Here's A Reusable Water Bottle That Won't Bulk Up Your Bag Or Briefcase

Introducing memobottle. Slim is in, clearly.
Sep 4, 2014 1:00 pm

Take note: if you haven't swapped your regular bottled water habit with a reusable vessel of some sort, there's no time like the present. We're always on the lookout for environmentally-responsible alternatives that also happen to fall into the stylish category. These slim-fitting designs couldn't fit the bill more perfectly.

In The Bag! Wine In A Pouch Is Really A Thing Now, You Guys

Three brands get eco-friendly and fuss-free
Apr 15, 2014 1:00 pm

You know summertime's officially on the horizon when innovative new ways to drink outdoors start cropping up. From stackable single-serve wine glasses to wine sold in cans, now we've got wine in bags — pouches, to be exact. Eco-friendly and ergonomic, on top of being portable and fuss-free, consider these options a smarter, more adult take on those iconic silver Capri Sun packs. Think inside the pouch, after the jump. 

NYC: Oliver And Evan Haslegrave Of hOmE And The Tale Of Two Telepans

Two brothers. Two restaurants. Two designs.
Feb 6, 2014 11:00 am
telepan local photo

Only on the NYC design scene for about five years, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE have left an an indelible mark on its landscape. Their growing portfolio of restaurants and bars reflect a distinct new wave of post-millenium-era design. Here, they talk inspiration and the design behind the new Telepan Local in Tribeca.

Check Out This Healthy Eats Vending Machine Made From Reclaimed Wood

The leanest, greenest automat on the highway
Dec 19, 2013 11:00 am

We've seen a number of vending machines that offer healthier food options than a bag of Funyuns — especially at schools and offices. But Chicago's Farmer's Fridge takes the trend of nutritious, fast and affordable food to a whole new level.  

Introducing The World's Greenest Wine Bottle (It's Paper!)

"Wine in a box" takes on a cool new form
Nov 7, 2013 12:00 pm

Would you be more inclined to drink wine from a box if it had a bottle's shape? Quality aside, the most compelling reason to consider a non-glass approach to wine packaging might be the production and environmental benefits. Meet another energy-saving concept: Paperboy Wine.

Solar Cooking, The Low-Tech End Of Slow Food. Here's What You Need To Know.

Cooking with solar power is the wave of the future
Oct 1, 2013 3:00 pm

Solar cooking represents the low-tech end of slow food, but comes with all of the same benefits: deep flavors and melt-in-your-mouth textures that turn cheap pieces of meat into delicacies and take vegetables past chopped salads. All about this thing you should totally do after the jump. 

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