My Green World’s Blog


Dye Your Hair
April 30, 2009, 8:46 AM
Filed under: Beauty, Green Labels

A normal thing as dying your hair can be very harmful to the environment due to the harsh chemicals that are involved.

But  here goes the good news: there are eco-friendly options out there in the form of natural hair dyes. Here is a list of hair dyes that are natural and can be easily purchased online.

* Surya

* Light Mountain Natural

* Rainbow

* Herbatint

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Soda makers
April 23, 2009, 11:34 AM
Filed under: Eco Home, Green, New Ideas

Soda Stream is where you can buy a soda maker and do your own soda at home.

Amazing! You can save millions of cans and plastic bottles.

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Unpackaged
April 23, 2009, 11:23 AM
Filed under: Eco Home, New Ideas, Recycling

There is no packs to take your food. You have to remember to bring your container from home, and the good thing is that you can choose the amount you want. If you forget to bring the container from home, they’ll sell you a one-off reusable one. Works like a refil store.

trolly*Based in London



Snola Yogurt
April 23, 2009, 10:17 AM
Filed under: Green Labels, New Ideas

Great idea for a green and socially responsible business: eco-friendly ice creamsnola1. All tree stores are no-plastic, earth-friendly zone, with biodegradable containers and yogurt cups made of sugar cane, verrine cups made of corn and spoons made of woods and potatoes.

The decoration is made from recycled wood wall decorations, soy-painted concrete floors and tabletops made of eucylyptus, a fast-growing sustainable tree.

Besides, every purchase at sno:la, makes 1% of the gross proceeds go to Slow Food USA, which supports sustainable farming and 1% of proceeds from their Chocolate Cremita goes to the United Nations World Food Program, which helps children worldwide.

They’re in Tokyo, St. Monica and Beverly Hills.



Waitrose going Green
April 23, 2009, 8:51 AM
Filed under: Green, New Ideas

The british Waitrose, a chain of supermarket it’s now using carts and bicycles for deliveries. The specially designed carts are intended for use delivering to customers who live within a mile of the store, and can keep products frozen and chilled for up to two hours. Waitrose branches in Lichfield, Parkstone and Droitwich, meanwhile, have also introduced eco-bicycles following a successful trial last year at Waitrose Cambridge. The eco-bicycles are electric bikes with a maximum distance charge of 30 miles, and are intended for delivery to customers who live within 15 miles of the store. Finally, in a bid to help consumers adopt greener habits themselves, Waitrose has also introduced cycle trailers for loan at 36 of its stores. The trailers are loaned out free of charge to any customers who wish to use them, the company says.

If you decide to shop online, they’ll deliver for free (spending over 50 pounds)

From: Springwise

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Cool Luminaire
April 17, 2009, 2:48 PM
Filed under: Cool, Eco Home, New Ideas, Recycling, Uncategorized

Created by Kianee, an german and pretty creative girl, this is a luminaire made from pots of yoghurt. Instead of throwing 70 plastic pots in the bin, you can too make this for your own home. She amended all with metal rings, and the result is amazing.

It’s good to remind: you can do it at home, but use Cold Lamp Fluorescent so the plastics won’t melt!

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Andrea Crews wants your old clothes
April 16, 2009, 4:40 PM
Filed under: Beauty, Cool, Fashion, Green Labels

These amazing artists, stylists, designers and activists are based on the use and reinterpretation of the second-hand garment as a social, economic and ethical choice.

They express their vision in workshops, performances, fashion shows, and eventually the commercial sale of their creations. They are the sustainable style circus you dream of running away to join.

Read more about Andrea Crews.

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