My Alter-Eco

Reduce, Reuse, Recoup

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

The first recycled CD cover had been used for the track “Remind You” by rock band Recoup. The song was influenced by the impact humans have on the earth, and to go with it, ReCoup thought it would be appropriate to use a totally recycled product for the CD sleeve. The lead singer Pieter’s girlfriend […]

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The House of Recycled Wine Bottles

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

This months My Alter-Eco features a house made entirely from recycled wine bottles. Peter Little, the builder of the house has even filled the bottles with water to help insulate the property. Peter, a keen conservationist from Western Australia has spent 30 years developing environmentally friendly building materials and thinks the combination of water in […]

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The Greenest Washing Machine in the West

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Alex Gadsden is the inventor of the first pedal powered washing machine. The inspiration behind the ‘Cyclean Machine’ started around five years ago when Alex visited scrap yards and local dumps and could not believe how much was being wasted. He decided to make something out of waste washing machines and the Cyclean machine was […]

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The Planet's first Eco Violin Shop

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Our ‘My Alter-Eco’ this month features the only Eco friendly Violin shop on the planet. Owner of ‘Fiddleheads’ Rhiannon Schmitt from California is a passionate environmentalist and has made numerous steps to ensure her business is green and environmentally friendly. Rhiannon proudly claims that she is ‘ making a fully dedicated commitment to be consistent […]

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The Perfect Pullover for your Eco Pooch

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Eco friendly clothes designer Deborah Lindquist has created environmentally friendly pullovers especially for pooches. The collection of pullovers are made from sustainable recycled cashmere. These eye catching colourful sweaters come in variety of styles, sizes and patterns and are a mere snip at $112. Deborah who has her own range of environmentally conscious clothing range […]

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Eco Pets……aaah

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Our My Alter-Eco this month has to be one of our favourites and I defy any of you out there not to say aaah when you see Holly the hedgehog in her little eco home. The Chucklebunnies website sells eco friendly products for pets.Nothing unusual about that we hear you cry but how many companies […]

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Green Christmas Alter-Eco

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

This months My Alter-Eco not only has a Christmas theme but is one of the wackiest stories we have featured this year. The lights on a christmas tree in a Japanese aquarium are being powered by an altogether unusual source. An electric eel has been placed in a tank which contains a copper wire connected […]

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