My Alter-Eco

Well Travelled (Eco) Homes

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Each year, millions of shipping containers are left to sit in shipping and storage yards all over the world. In another clever and unusual story of re-use, people looking to build a home and make an environmental difference have been converting some of these empty shipping containers into houses! You can leave them in their […]

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Pot Green With Recycled Pool Balls

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

We love this quirky ‘Cue n’8’ salt and pepper set created by British designer Alex Turner. The salt and pepper shakers made from preloved pool balls certainly make an eye catching accessory for any sustainable dining table,  not to mention a great conversation piece. Related Links More My Alter-Eco’s Green Homewares Eco Kitchen Products

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The Sky Planter

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

The Sky Planter, designed in New Zealand has quite literally turned gardening on it’s head! The innovatively designed planter allows you to grow plants upside down in your home or office. The planter is suspended from the ceiling which makes it ideal for a smaller space – as well as making a great talking point! […]

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The Latest Eco Accessory For Your Bathroom

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Taking indoor plants one step further, this bathmat or mini carpet made from three types of moss is the new interior accessory from Swiss designer La Chanh Nguyen. The moss is grown in non perishable foam – so won’t mind a bit of water – in fact it will help keep it alive! The bathmat […]

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Recycling Dog Wool Into Something Sustainable & Stylish

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

If you liked our article entitled The Perfect Pullover For Your Eco Pooch you’ll love this month’s My Alter Eco story as it involves pets, renewable clothing and inventive creations. Erwan Fichou, a French photographer is currently working on a project which captures pet owners modelling clothing made from the hair of their very own […]

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An Energy Saving Measure To Drive You Round The Twist

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

An American delivery company have managed to save 32,000 tonnes of CO2 by employing quite an ususual energy saving measure on their journeys. Their ‘no left turn’ programme has meant they have cut 30 million miles off delivery routes and saved 3 million gallons of petrol. The ‘no left turn’ programme ensures that drivers do […]

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The Wedding Dress Made From Toilet Paper

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

In 2007 a competition was launched encourgaing brides to create a wedding dress made from toilet paper. The entries into the competition were suprisingly stylish and the winner Hannah Kim is pictured below in her lovely toilet paper creation Whilst not the perfect solution for an eco wedding we do give it a green thumbs […]

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Greener Cooler Cars

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

We’ve heard of turf on the roof of houses, shops and other buildings, but in Japan this has been taken one step further. A music producer from Okinawa planted a layer of grass on the roof of his car, which 4 months later has grown to a height of 10cm and keeps his car cool! […]

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An Eco Alternative To The Traditional Christmas Tree

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Last year we featured a Christmas themed My Alter-Eco with the green but not very ethical powered Christmas lights. This year we have managed to find a My Alter-Eco which happens to be both green and ethical. The Instructables website which has some fantastic ideas for making everything from recipes to computer games and all […]

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Plastic Bottle Recycling The Fun Way

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

You will have guessed by now that we love wacky ways of recycling household items and this story is a great example of just what can be created with a little imagination, a pile of plastic waste and of course dedication. Take two students with a dream, 90 plastic pop bottles, a couple of rolls […]

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