Fun Green Roundup #10

‘Number 10?’ I hear you cry, ‘what happened to the other nine?’ Well the other Fun Green Roundups are here so click through and enjoy. After you’ve read this one of course.

What the heck?
Hardly topical, but first up here’s a mad story first about an eel that powers a Christmas tree. Treehugger really does have too much time on its hands.


The future of eating
I always love hopelessly optimistic visions of the future. The film I, Robot was based in 2035. Somehow I don’t think so. But this might have a chance. From a design competition challenging people to come up a way of eating in 2015, these are cutlery pen tops basically. The din-ink’s designer says: “Turn your favourite office tool from your desk in a common cutlery…this is din-ink. A set of pen caps, including a fork-cap, a knife-cap and a spoon-cap, that replaces the normal pen cap during lunch time! All caps are made by annually renewable resources, like natural starch and fibres, to be 100% biodegradable and atoxic, warranting the best alimentary use. Dispensing each set in a compostable packaging the whole set is designed to respect the environment. Now give your office ballpoint pen a good excuse to be gnawed by your teeth: use them for din-ink.” And I was just about to say they were made of plastic and bad for the environment. If you click through to the whole dining in 2015 competition, there’s some cool looking, and vaguely environmentally-friendly stuff there.


Be proud of stains
Have you ever stained something so bad you can’t actually use it again? Come to think of it, not since I was at school and all the sliding on the grass I did in my white shirt. But not everyone can be as careful as me obviously so what do you do when it happens to you? Well over at Green Prophet they ran a story about an Israeli designer called Shay Alkalay who came up with a novel idea and means you can actually show off your stains. It’s an iron on transfer, probably better for kids, but could be used by adults too and get some more wear out of that stained shirt that would have otherwise been thrown away.

Do I need an excuse?
I’m always happy to put a semi-naked woman on Life Goggles, but don’t often have a legitimate excuse. And even this is tenuous. Brazillian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is campaigning against wasting water by er promoting flip flops as we like to call them in the UK. You may call them sandals or thongs perhaps. Anyway they’re made from rubber and not particularly environmentally-friendly. But hey, there’s a picture of Gisele. If you want more, I’m sure Google will help you out.

And that’s your lot.


4 thoughts on “Fun Green Roundup #10

  1. There are some great silverware options out there that are really portable, like the bic pen tops. They are easy to just throw in your bag, then you don’t have to use plastic ware if you get carryout.


  2. mmmm stickers for stains, I suppose at lower temps for washing we need to look at this, but perhaps eating more carefully may prevent the stain in the first place


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