[kudos] though it looks like your standard bottle, its outside is made from entirely recycled cardboard and its inside pouch—which uses 70% less plastic than a plastic jug—is fully recycleable. after four years of development, you may see it soon, holding seventh generation detergent. - fastco design | via jenna
“PepsiCo has developed the world’s first plastic bottle made of nothing but renewable, plant-based materials, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The bottle is made from corn husks, switch grass, and pine bark; but in the future, Pepsi hopes to use its food byproducts like orange and potato peels. Pepsi will start a pilot program with the bottles next year.”
We know what you’re thinking: Not another organic (or, in this case, recycled) T-shirt. But although togs made from recycled cotton or soda bottles are fast becoming old hat—and that’s a good thing—Playback Clothing manages to up the ante with tees, hoodies, and sweatshirts that take on the preexisting color of the original recycled material. To wit: No potentially hinky chemical dyes are required, which produces shirts in hues like Beer Bottle Brown, Soda Bottle Green, and Water Cooler Blue, in addition to colors gleaned from salvaged cotton scraps.”
this would be great as far as toxicity is concerned (assuming the bonding agent in arboform is safe). however, given the amount of plastics in our world, the amount of wood needed to even make a dent against synthetics may mitigate the advantages of a large-scale shift to arboform. it’s still a great idea for toys, kitchenware & other objects that might affect our health.