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Nomadic designer turns to scraps to furnish his living spaces

Nomadic designer turns to scraps to furnish his living spaces

| May 13, 2014

François Duquesnoy must really, really hate moving furniture. The Dutch-born designer has moved a total of eight times in the last few years. Rather than pack up his furniture for each move, he builds his own furniture for each new location. He doesn’t just build it from scratch; he builds it from scraps. After each […]

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Should New York City start charging for single-use bags?

Should New York City start charging for single-use bags?

| April 17, 2014

A recent editorial in the New York Times spells out a convincing argument for doing away with plastic grocery bags. “There’s something ridiculous about the life of a two-handled plastic shopping bag,” says the editorial board. “The 20 minutes it spends cradling your groceries home is bracketed by two vast gulfs of time. First, thousands of […]

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5 green Halloween costumes that get creative with cardboard

5 green Halloween costumes that get creative with cardboard

| October 28, 2013

Do not read any further if you’re looking for tips to create an environmentally-friendly Miley Cyrus costume. You will not find that here. What you will find are some creative ways to re-purpose cardboard into clever green Halloween costumes. Cardboard is a versatile material that allows you to show off your own versatility on this […]

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Is paper recycling bad for the environment?

Is paper recycling bad for the environment?

| August 12, 2013

Stephen P. Ashkin is churning up some attention with a recent column that showcases a new perspective on paper recycling. Ashkin asserts that, “In recent years, it has become clear that when it comes to paper, recycling may not be as good for the environment as previously thought.” The column, in an August edition of […]

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