As new ideas for green, sustainable products continually make their debut into the market place it is fun to take note of the creativity being used by product innovators. Many of these innovators are always looking to identify eco-friendly items to manufacture things out of. In this post I want to highlight three items that are being reinvented to make an assortment of green products. They are cardboard, baking soda and bamboo.
Cardboard is easily recyclable and decomposable. That is why it makes one of the greenest manufacturing materials around. Recently a German company has developed a can out of cardboard that can be used by carbonated drink manufacturers.
This patented mult-layered cardboard that has just been introduced is suitable for most bottle beverages including beer, coffee and fruit juice. This amazing new product is cheaper to produce than aluminum. It is reported that this product will save drinks companies as much as 30 percent in production costs. Cardboard is now showing up in a multitude of creative products including speakers, laptops and radios.
Like cardboard, baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) has been around for a long time and it is also reinventing itself in the lives of many people by displacing the use of traditional products that are toxic and harmful to the environment. It is actually the most commonly used substance in homemade cleaners. Baking soda is a naturally occurring earth mineral that contains slight alkaline.
This amazing substance is ideal for eco-friendly cleaning and personal hygiene products. Why use dangerous and toxic chemicals when a box of baking soda can do just as well? Baking soda can be used in at least 50 innovative ways to live a greener life. Listed below are just a few. You can Google the key words for getting detailed instructions for use:
- Heartburn relieve
- Eliminate itching
- Bathe in it
- Cut grease
- Clean your microwave
- Clean the car
- Clean vegetables
Did you know bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world? Although bamboo has been used in products for decades, it is another amazing material that seems to be reinventing itself as one of the premiere manufacturing items of the green movement. It is being used to manufacture furniture, apparel, accessories and countless other products.
Bamboo is the largest of the grasses with over 1600 different species. Because of its structural integrity and amazing aesthetic appearance, the possibilities for making things are unlimited. It is not unusual to see a country club kiosk or even a bicycle made out of this amazing material.
Interestingly, bamboo diapers are among the most popular natural diapering options available. One of the reasons that they are so popular is because bamboo is naturally antibacterial, absorbent and easy to care for. Another reason is that bamboo cloth is extremely soft. According to enthusiastic users, bamboo fabric is a as soft a cashmere.
About the Author: Jessica Hamilton, with Cariloha, is an avid blogger that loves fashion, shopping and travelling. She enjoys finding ways to serve the community and help support a green eco-friendly lifestyle.