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    MACEF 2005: Seating for your Conscience

    February 10, 9:40 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    It's great to be running around all the time saving the planet, but at the end of the day, it's nice to have a place to just take a load off. And even better if your chair is designed with sustainability in mind. Once again, the designers who entered

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    MACEF 2005: Bags to Beautiful

    February 8, 8:50 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    "Paper or plastic" is a pretty loaded question; Either one you pick is just one more parcel of material filling up a landfill, dirtying a city, or choking a seabird. That is, if you don't reuse or recycle them. But there are more than enough reasons

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    MACEF 2005: Glass with Class

    February 7, 3:34 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Glass gets an ambiguous score as far as environmental goodness goes. It may use more than its fair share of energy to make, but it is super durable, and recyclable at the end of its life. If you're buying quick, disposable votives, go with paper, but

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    Washman Washer/Dryer by Jan Čapek and Kryštof Nosál

    February 7, 3:27 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Despite the growing appeal of good design to consumers and companies, some product areas have not yet felt the change. One of these has been laundry machinery. Since the 1940's, there have been new additions of computer controlled water usage,

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    AeroCarbon Car

    January 31, 7:33 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Costing over £2 million in research funds this wee beastie can reach speeds of 90mph (144kph) while getting by on the proverbial "smell of an oily rag" (just 100 mpg or 2.8 litres/100km). So what radical new engine and fuel system does this four

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    Sondre Frost Urstad's Cupkin, a Recycling Unit for Fast Food Chains

    January 28, 12:01 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Sondre Frost Urstad developed Cupkin (cup + napkin) as a prototype, and received a Young Talent Award from the Norwegian Design Council in 2003, but since he brought it to our attention, we think it deserves a mention still today. What it is, is a

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    The Last Mile personal transport

    January 27, 7:34 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Jeremy Faludi may be one of those guys who squeezes 27 hours out of 24. Check his CV. When not writing for the always thought-provoking WorldChanging, he seems to be developing innovative, mould-breaking designs like this one. He describes The Last

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    EcoTip: Product Service Systems (PPS)

    January 20, 8:24 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    "Buy more stuff" exhorts the TV, radio, press and billboard advertising. It's a powerful force. Yet it can be countered with an alternative approach, that actually has definite self interest and gain. Want to save a truckload of money (and the

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    Delicious Library - a Product Service System (PSS)

    January 20, 4:42 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    "Why would people buy when they could borrow?" * So asked massive online retailer,, when Delicious Monster asked if they would partner on a software program, with their recommendation engine. The application, called Delicious Library,

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    McGill University Electric Snowmobile

    January 18, 11:04 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Snow is that most secretive of the types of precipitation—silently falling through the trees and onto the ground where it dampens the noises made by tramping boots, swooshing skis, and tiny paws alike. Until the snowmobiles arrive, that is, tearing

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    Baby Capsules - A Product Service System (PSS)

    January 15, 5:10 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Recently I visited a friend, with a one month old daughter, and was reminded of yet another Product Service System (PSS). Australia probably has the most stringent child restraint safety standards in the world (not surprising, considering it was the

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    521 Design Furniture

    December 22, 9:45 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Using aluminum, bent-ply, and walnut veneer, Chris Ferebee of 521 Design created the Hive, seen here, an Eamesian tribute to storage and shelving. (Though it isn't totally "market-ready" yet, the designer is offering a few prototypes for sale.)

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    UNSW Rockpool - waterless dishwasher

    December 15, 12:23 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    This year’s winners of the international Electrolux Design Laboratory, squeezed out entries from nine other universities around the globe, to take home the trophy for a dishwasher concept that uses no water or chemicals. Three students from University of

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    Kunstfabrik Art — a Product Service System

    December 2, 10:24 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    An Arts and Corporate Sustainability Forum will be held in Sydney, Australia next week, so it seems timely that we make note of these guys. Let's say that you run a corporate office, a health clinic, government department, or similar, that has a public

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    Siemens ExtraRent - a Product Service System PSS

    November 30, 12:12 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    If you live outside the teutonic states you might only know Siemens for their cellular mobile phones. But they do other stuff. As you might, if you employed over 400,000 people in 190 countries and put €5 billion in R&D.; One of those other things is

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    Toy Libraries - a Product Service System (PSS)

    November 24, 6:46 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Kids not your thing. But you're furrowing your brow, trying to select an environmentally responsible toy for someone who has 'em? Just don't buy one. Simple, huh? Instead give the gift of membership to a Toy Library. Rather than books, they lend out

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    Go Play Outside Inc.: A Product Service System (PSS)

    November 21, 12:15 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    He who has the most toys wins! So goes the bumper sticker. But we'd all be winners if we didn't own so much stuff. We'd have more room, less insurance, more savings and a planet that would breathe a sigh of relief. There is a concept doing the rounds

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    TreeHugger's Top 5 Zelfo Papier-Machesque Protos

    November 9, 8:01 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Probably in your distant childhood you got your fingers all gooey making paper maché. But odds are you didn't conceive of crafting a musical instrument or furniture from the stuff. Not so these Austrian guys. They've taken that revered kindergarten


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