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BG electric cars – What’s up with that?


bg1.jpgI just happened upon the website of the new electric car manufacturing company, BG Automotive.  A quick scan of their web page (yes it’s a single page) revealed that they’re introducing a new, a zero emissions, all-electric sedan in October 08, with a range of 80 to 150 miles.  The car comes in a wide array of colors and will sell for around $16K.

Then came the zinger, a maximum speed of 25mph – I’ve discovered an electric car for driving exclusively in school zones.

High speed vehicles will be available in mid-2009.   You might want to wait.

more info: info@bgelectriccars.com

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

green glass – a better way to imbibe


Your milk’s organic, your wine is biodynamic and your tea is Fair Trade, so why should the glass you drink from be any less eco-friendly?

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Embracing the idea of repurposing over recycling, The Green Glass Company of Wisconsin makes beautiful and unique glassware, including goblets, flutes, vases and votives, out of wine and beer bottles it saves from the waste stream, bottles that are destined for the dumpster.  The eco-minded products are available in 11 different collections, categorized by the type of bottle they’re sourced from.

www.greenglass.com

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dig ‘n swap – a fashionable swap fest


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What to do with clothes and accessories when you’re all through with them?  Take a photo, upload it, dig around online for stuff you want, and swap! Utilizing Eco Rule number 2, Re-use, to the max. dive in @ dignswap.com

(UPDATE: LINK REMOVED)

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Perf Go Green biodegradable trash bags


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Our consumption crazed society creates a lot of garbage, much of which ends up in trash bags headed for the landfill. One easy step in support of a greener planet is to utilize Perf Go Green’s new line of biodegradable trash bags. Perf Go Green’s bags offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic trash bags, which can take hundreds of years to decompose.

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The folks at Perf use recycled plastics and a proprietary process to produce their new line of biodegradable plastic products.  The products begin to breakdown in a landfill environment in 12-24 months leaving no residue or harmful toxins. Perf Go Green’s first products are the 13 Gallon Tall Kitchen Trash Bags and 30 Gallon Lawn & Leaf Bags.  The bags have a unique dispensing system that goes in the bottom of your trash can so they pop-up like tissues.

When discarded in soil and exposed to the presence of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen, Perf Go Green products biodegrade, decomposing into simple materials found in nature.

Perf Go Green’s 13 Gallon Tall Kitchen Trash Bags and 30 Gallon Lawn & Leaf Bags are available online at drugstore.com and amazon.com and in national retailers, including Walgreens, beginning mid-September. Find out more @ perfgogreen.com

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adaptive reUser: the accidental upcycler


Self-proclaimed “reckless recycler” Christine Terrell takes discarded everyday things and turns them into useful everyday things.

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Christine finds trashed tin, recycled steel and metal here and there, and deftly applies her graphic artist sensibilities toward re-shaping these so-called found pieces into pins, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and belt buckles. One of a kind Betty Boop beltbuckle ($110) is fetching.  Austin-based, Christine’s green goods can be custom-made upon request. check it all out @ adaptivereuser.com

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