Green for a Day

22 April 2009

I can safely say that I’m an eco-novice whose green living strategies consist of separating paper from plastic and bringing my canvas tote with me to Whole Foods (hey that five cent discount adds up over time!). But don’t get me wrong, I’ve given it some consideration. Like the time I considered getting a hybrid car and then subsequently moved to New York where my L.A. driving skills were incompatible with the lethal combination of taxis and pedestrians. Or the time I considered and then quickly nixed the idea of installing a low-flow shower head in my apartment (a moot point as my shower head already sprinkled out water sparingly by virtue of being old). But as it is Earth Day and the one day each year that tugs at my heartstrings to revamp my less than stellar sustainable ways, I’m turning a green leaf this season and picking up some new recyclable home décor to give myself that “did good” feeling and my apartment some eye candy. And for my fellow eco dilettantes, here are some environmental home goods to get you started too!

Recycled Magazine Mirror
This large circular mirror ($52) is made up completely of magazine pages that have been rolled up into tiny tubes.

Recycled Magazine Vase
A tapered neck vase ($24) with a recycled plastic base covered in stripes of magazine pages.

These multi-colored rubber coasters ($18) come made from 30% post-industrial waste with a black version made completely out of recycled tires.

Mosaic Recycled Placemat
A water-resistant placemat ($7) made completely of recycled milk and juice cartons that have been shredded and compressed.

Sari Rug
This handloomed rug ($229) comes pieced together with silk Indian sari remnants.

Tire Boxes
Tiny storage boxes ($39) made from reclaimed rubber tires get their unique touch from the different tire treads their sides sport.


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