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20
Nov
09

Mons Lavabo’ 水池帮助孩子在洗手时节约用水

Mons Lavabo 水池的包围式设计帮助减少了溅水,感应系统还会自动开关水龙头来避免浪费。

The enclosed form of Mons Lavabo helps reduce splashes, a motion sensor turns water on and off to prevent waste,

 

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Source: Inhabitat.com

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10
Oct
09

China to ban plastic bag

Today I found a very cool website in China – Bag change big. 小袋子改变大世界。

Click here and check.
http://www.noplasticbags.ngo.cn/js/html/main/

10
Oct
09

Why Ban Plastic Bags in Grocery Stores?

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为什么超市要禁止使用塑料袋?

1. 全世界每年消耗的塑料袋数量接近2万;
2. 每个成年人平均使用300个,相当于每分钟消耗100万个。大部分塑料袋在仅仅使用12分钟后就被丢弃,但它们在环境中存在达数十年之久都不会腐烂
3. 我们每年用接近25万桶的油来制作塑料购物袋,从而导致汽油价格上涨;
4. 如果我们少用些塑料袋,那么汽油价格会下跌;
5. 塑料购物袋制造了150万吨的多余垃圾;
6. 塑料袋制造了850万吨的二氧化碳从而导致气候的变化;
7. 分解塑料袋所散发出来的毒素最后都积聚在土壤,水还有食物供应链中
8. 全世界每年大约有一百万的海鸟(如海鸥), 十万的鲸,海龟还有其他海洋动物被塑料袋所杀害。
9. 塑料购物袋最后会被埋到地底下几千年都不会分解。
10. 那些已经开始禁止或者不鼓励使用塑料袋的国家有澳大利亚,孟加拉国,爱尔兰,南非和台湾。孟买,印度也已经禁止使用塑料袋。另外,旧金山和洛杉矶也在实施过程中。

我要补充的是,中国上海,北京等城市也已经开始了禁止超市发放免费塑料袋的禁令。
大家一起努力加入到这场战役中去。成为优化生存环境的先锋者之一。


Why Ban Plastic Bags in Grocery Stores?

  1. We use approximately 2,000,000,000,000 plastic grocery bags worldwide per year;
  2. Each person uses approximately 300 bags per year**;
  3. We use approximately 250, 000 barrels of oil per year to produce the plastic grocery bags, causing higher gas prices;
  4. Lowers gas prices at the pump, if we use less plastic bags;
  5. Plastic grocery bags produces 1, 500,000 tons of extra garbage;
  6. Plastic grocery bags produces 8,500,000 tons of CO2 which causes climate change;
  7. Toxins from photo-degration (break-down of plastic bags) end up in our soil, water ways and food supply.
  8. About 1 million seabirds, and 100,000 whales, seals, turtles and other marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year worldwide;
  9. Plastic grocery bags that ends up in a landfill will stay intact for thousands of years and is not biodegradable.
  10. Countries that have banned or taken action to discourage the use of plastic bags include Australia, Bangladesh, Ireland, Italy, South Africa and Taiwan. Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, also has banned the bags. Also, progressive cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles has joined the fight.

Source: http://earthshipsummit.com/info/competition_bags_en.php

08
Oct
09

snack bags 零食/水果袋

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ACME bags produce & snack bag, organic cotton muslin

上班或者上学的时候想带些零食。不要再用塑料袋装了,即不环保又不健康。就让我们沿袭父母那一辈的优良传统,来使用这些可循环使用的布袋袋吧。这是一种即聪明又环保的方式。价格: $2.75

  • 可装平日的蔬菜瓜果
  • 可用做装礼品,午餐和一般食品的存放
  • 明智之选来代替塑料袋
  • 非常轻省,可收口

不知道上海能不能找到这样的包包,大家帮忙搜索一下。

This is a smart and sustainable way to pack your snacks like cookies, snack bars and fruits.

  • Use for trips to grocery store & farmer’s market
  • Also great as gift bags, lunch sacks & for general storage
  • Smart alternative to plastic produce bags & plastic baggies
  • Compact & lightweight with drawstring closure

Source: ReusableBags

25
Sep
09

绿色行动 Do The Green Thing

进入神奇的绿色世界:Do The Green Thing Case Study Full

Green Thing 是一种新型服务,旨在激励人们过一个更绿色(环保)的生活。

每个月,你会做一个不同的但是又非常简单的Green Thing。 所有的想法都将通过那些极富创意的录像,音乐和具感染力的故事展现出来。 录像里包括了7个环保的领域,都是我们日常可以做到的改变。

大家在录像力分享下自己平时环保的窍门和好主意,还有他们自己成功的故事。

非常好玩的,很容易理解和掌握。 -Like Blyk

source: Slideshare.net

20
Sep
09

I’m Not a Plastic Bag

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During a long journey of green shopping bags research and design, I fell in love with those great designers’ items.
The graphics and words on the bags are in charge of waking people up to protect the environment. I believe that the creative and vibrant design can really effect people to change their lifestyle.

‘I’m not a plastic bag’, designed by Anya Hindmarch, the girl from London. The bag is so popular so the people in the States and Hongkong lined up for to buy it. Design effects people, design helps people think in different perspectives.
‘I’m not a plastic bag’ delivers a simple message that caught people’s eyes immediately – we should no long use plastic bags in order to save the environment. On the other hand, the bag itself represents a lifestyle to show us what we should do to make a difference.
Apparently, it’s not easy to promote the eco-friendly bags because people are used to get free plastic bags when they shop in stores, but the successful of ‘I’m not a plastic bag’ shows the hope of using green bags as a substitute of plastic shopping bags .
It proves that making consumers feel special is the way to approach the target audiences. ‘I’m not a plastic bag’ brings the eco-friendly idea and fashion at the same time. The limited release strategy makes people want to collect this design item.

These strategies would be localized and applied to my target city, Shanghai.

15
Sep
09

Carving Life Out Of Consumer Culture Paper Waste 从废纸中刻画艺术

如果不是因为有一位象从布鲁克林来的Yuken Teruya一样的艺术家,我们也许会继续有这样错误的想法,那就是”垃圾”是一定要被处理掉的。Teruya却用他的艺术造诣改变了我们的观念。

Teruya 似乎很擅长把我们的大众消费观与那些被我们丢弃的不起眼的原始材料驾建起关系。 Teruya 所创建的艺术理念是关于一种我们对废弃纸张的成见和我们周围能持续收集使用的复制品之间关系的理念。很显然,他的沉思来源于那棵看似平凡却又不同寻常的树--一棵富有生命力的,承担着整个净化空气及冷却地球责任的树。一只奇妙稳健的手和一把锐利的刀片,他创作出了这些杰出的立体树 - 从我们丢弃的那些废纸中他完成了包括树枝,树叶,甚至那些小芽的创作。

Teruya意图通过他的作品去赞美树的精神,这些都贯穿于他始终如一地将作品与我们日常使用的每一件废弃物品的相结合。无论是从他的 ‘转角处的森林系列’ (用厕所卫生纸的纸筒)还是 ‘关注-森林系列’(用快餐的包装纸和购物纸袋),他都将生活融入到那些取之于身边大自然却被我们遗忘已久的水和养分中。


If it weren’t for artists like Brooklyn based Yuken Teruya, we might continue to make the mistake of thinking that “garbage” is indeed something to be disposed of.

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Teruya seems to be highly skilled at establishing a connection between our mass consumption and the origins of the materials that we are notorious for casting aside.


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Teruya creates poignant artistic statements about the connection between our obsession with disposable paper goods and the carbon that continually collects in our atmosphere.

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His muse is apparently the humble yet extraordinary tree — a living, breathing entity responsible for purifying our air and cooling the planet at large.

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Using an incredibly steady hand and what must be a very sharp blade, he creates outstandingly delicate pop up trees — complete with branches, leaves and sometimes even buds — from the paper that we throw away.

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Through his work, Teruya attempts to honor the spirit of trees which he believes is still incorporated into every disposable consumer-based item that we use.

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From his “Corner Forest Series” (utilizing toilet paper rolls) to his “Notice – Forest Series” (making fine art out of paper fast food and shopping bags), he breathes life into that which we have long forgotten was drawing water and nutrients from the landscape around us.


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Bravo, Mr. Teruya…Mother Nature is smiling down upon your efforts.

Photo credits: yukenteruyastudio.com, ifitshipitshere.com, core77.com, boooooooom.com, villageofjoy.com, illusion.scene360.com

Source: Kieran K blog