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summer fun – recycled plastic frisbees


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God forbid we get some exercise.  Stay on your computer just long enough to click the ‘buy’ button on one of these recycled plastic frisbees and then head outside.

The Re-Flyer disc (above left – $10) from Patagonia is made from 60% post-consumer recycled plastic. The Groovy EcoSaucer (above right – $10.50) is made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs.  

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

dragonfly solar accent light


dragonflysolarlite.jpgIf you’re looking to add some nighttime atmosphere to your patio, walkway or deck, you might consider a couple of these striking dragonfly solar accent lights.  Each wireless solar luminary comes with two rechargeable batteries and will look a lot classier than that 2000 watt bug-zapper you’ve been using to help guests find their drinks at your Saturday night weenie roasts.

Fully charged, the light will stay on for 10 or 12 hours.

A set of 2 will run you $39.99 (lists for $79.99) @ solarlightstore.com

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a leaky bucket of green news


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Mandinka Designs: well-suited handbags


As a lover of handbags, shoes, and the environment, I can appreciate designers who make an effort to reduce waste by recycling clothes.  Both pre-consumer textile waste (by-product materials from the textile, fiber and cotton industries) and post-consumer textile waste (garments or household articles that are typically disposed of into the trash and end up in municipal landfills).

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Mandinka ecofashions men’s suit coats into attractive and useful, upcycled handbags. With popular, one-of-a-kind (more…)

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