Dissolvable bioplastic bags from Bali are safe enough to drink

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These bioplastic bags, made from cassava root, dissolve in water and break down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Bali-based social enterprise Avani makes biodegradable, compostable and recyclable bags that are safe enough to drink.

Many products out there claim to be eco-friendly but are actually harmful to the environment. Biodegradable bags sound great, but can often leave toxic residues that makes them harmful to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tiny Homie camper expands from roadworthy to camp-ready in a minute

Of all the tiny trailers in all the towns, this one rolled right into our line of sight and won us over. The Homie represents the next-generation of miniature recreational vehicles, and it is designed to expand in camp in a very clever way. Rather than pushing out horizontally as many expanding RVs do, the Homie doubles in length when the outer shell is rotated back 90 degrees and fastened to the front inner shell. Click through the jump to see how quickly and easily the Homie sets up, and for a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

12 healthy, tasty Thanksgiving recipes from the Inhabitat team

Mike Chino, Managing Editor: Pan-Seared Brussel Sprouts

1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper and italian herbed salt)

I grew up with steamed Brussels sprouts View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Obama administration just protected the Arctic and Atlantic from drilling until 2022

With only two months left in office, President Obama’s administration just finalized its program for oil and gas leasing, and it will ensure protections for the Arctic and Atlantic oceans until 2022. In what is considered a major win for coastal regions and marine wildlife, these areas will not be subject to dangerous oil or gas drilling until climate change-denier and fossil fuel-guzzling proponent Donald Trump has completed his term in office – and perhaps even beyond.

“Coastal… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful Greenhouse from Bangkok is a miniature garden you can bring inside

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Awesome Replica of Dorothy’s Iconic Twister-Swept House from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Built with Scraps

The house project combines architecture, sculpture and installation art. The team led by artist Jared Cowan purposely kept to the 24 hour time limit so that the final piece doesn’t look too neat or overdesigned. The intention was to create a sense of urgency View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impact. What’s more, the innovative Water Seer collection device could potentially run forever, gifting generations of people with access to ‘liquid gold’ in areas of the world where a harsh climate or lack of infrastructure make access to clean drinking water… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Floating ‘space nation’ Asgardia promises to guard Earth from asteroids

Although this headline sounds as though it’s been ripped from a science fiction film script, we can assure you it’s real. Announced this morning in Paris, a new project will launch a satellite launch later this year, marking the first step toward the establishment of a ‘space nation’ dubbed Asgardia. The outlandish project calls for a floating, independent nation comprised of expat Earthlings who would work together to protect this green planet from asteroids, space junk, solar flares, and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Mumbai completes handmade pavilion crafted from seven kilometers of bamboo

When we first reported on the 2016 MPavilion, organizers hoped the structure would be Australia’s largest bamboo structure, but whether or not that goal has been achieved is yet to be confirmed. Architect Bijoy Jain originally planned to build the roof and awning with karvi panels, made from a mix of cow dung and earth, however the material proved unsuitable for Melbourne’s climate. Despite the setback, the MPavilion 2016 is an impressive example of handmade architecture constructed from handcrafted… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

MIT and Google design a temporary office meeting space that drops down from the ceiling

Finding it hard to have a private meeting in your open-plan office? This drop-down meeting cubicle conceived by MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and Google provides a temporary space to those who would like to discuss things in privacy, without constant interruption.

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and Google teamed up to design this innovative system called Transformable Meeting Spaces. The structure can be pulled down from the ceiling to enclose a 10-feet-wide and 8-feet-tall space that can fit up to eight people…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building