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A Lightweight Water Bottle that Doesn’t Leach

by Justin Thomas •

Yes — a water bottle that does not leach plastic or any other compound into the water its holds. Klean Kanteen is a reusable, lightweight stainless steel container. Plastics containers tend to leach unwelcome compounds such as BPA during regular use, exposure to heat, and especially after cleaning. Klean Kanteen is made from 304 L.N. Stainless steel which is grade …

Hand Crank Blender: MetaEfficient

by Justin Thomas •

This Vortex blender might save you a couple minutes at the gym. A useful device to mix a margarita while living off-grid, camping, boating or traveling. It qualifies as metaefficient because: portable, energy efficient, and relatively inexpensive. Priced around $50. Available from: Shop.Com or Campmor

Red Juice: Eco-Intelligent Degreaser & Cleaner

by Justin Thomas •

Red juice is a powerful but odor-free cleaner and degreaser. It is made from seaweed, soybean extracts, palm kernels, and palm oils. It can be used around food because it is pH neutral, non-toxic and completely biodegradable. Because of its biodegradability, it can sprayed on surfaces and wiped off without rinsing. Available from: Clean Team ($10)

Contemporary Tableware: Ekobo (Sustainable)

by Justin Thomas •

Made of eco-effective bamboo, ekobo is an elegant line of contemporary tableware designed in France and hand-crafted in Vietnam, for sale in the U.S. Apero (pictured right) is a set that includes a serving tray and a matching bowl. It is priced at $29. Available from: Illico Design

Plyfold Containers: Trans-Meta-Effective

by Justin Thomas •

These folding containers, can be made flat for travel or storage, and then refolded into three-dimensional containers. Made with recycled leather and Climatex® Lifecycle™ Felt, the containers are completely biodegradable. Climatex® Lifecycle™ Felt is made of discarded scraps from weaving factories. It can be used as upholstery interlining, felt coasters or felt slippers and as mulch in gardening, eliminating the …