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Plastic bottles not only take up space in landfills and pollute seas; one plastic bottle takes an astonishing 450 years to decompose! The SodaStream Eco system offers a solution with its home-carbonated beverage system that enables consumers to turn ordinary tap water into carbonated drinks in seconds. Plus, it comes with high pressure-resistant, reusable bottles with a three-year lifespan.
Verosol by the Dutch company of the same name is a unique coating on screens and blinds that keeps buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A microscopic layer of aluminium applied to textiles allows the material to reflect the majority of heat-inducing rays without dimming the available light in the room or obscuring the view.
To see more eco-friendly suggestions, as well as a Q&A with socially aware entrepreneur, Tracey Chiappini-Young, turn to page 160 of our 2012 September Spring issue…