Recycled Magazine Boxes

by Justin Thomas •

You may have seen Roost’s recycled vases, which got a lot of coverage recently. But Roost also makes these boxes, available as a set of three nesting cylinders. They are made from recycled magazines and newspapers from all over the world. They also makes some intriguing drink coasters. Available from Elsewares for $44 per set.


Cellophane: Retro-Metaefficient

by Justin Thomas •

Cellophane is a natural polymer made from cellulose, a component of trees and plants. We like it because it is completely biodegradable and can be made from renewable sources. It is impermeable to air, grease and bacteria. It was used widely for packaging food until the 1960s when it was replaced by a plastic substitute which was also marketed as …


Innocuous and Efficient: Stapleless Staplers

by Justin Thomas •

Stapleless Staplers are a more efficient way to bind paper. The models available today are designed for small binding tasks (5-7 pages max). The stapler seen above is available for about $21 from Amazon. Other models are be seen here.


Rebinder by Sustainable Group

by Justin Thomas •

The Sustainable Group produce a binder made of a durable material that is 35-40% recycled post consumer corrugated cardboard. We are not fans of vinyl, the material usually used to make binders, so these binders are a welcome alternative. The binders have resuable covers that are replaceable because they are attached to the metal spine with screws rather than rivets. …