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  • TH Forums Highlights: Packing Peanuts, Peak Oil + More

    October 8, 4:16 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    1) Forums user charityjunebug has a bone to pick with method: "So I get my package and guess what???

  • How to Hack Your Swiffer

    August 27, 12:10 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Sustainable Product Design

    We're still not sure what Gianfranco Zaccai, CEO of the design consultancy that brought us the Swiffer, was smoking when he called P&G;'s best-selling (and admittedly revolutionary) cleaning system "eco-friendly." We're stumped: Was Zaccai referring to

  • Hang It Out to Dry on the Alberto Clothesline

    July 18, 2:18 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    We don't get to say this kind of thing very often, but find it particularly apropos: that is one sexy clothesline/drying rack. As we noted awhile back, 75% of the energy consumption of apparel comes from laundering (rather than production or

  • 62 Uses for Vinegar

    July 18, 8:52 AM by Matthew Sparkes in Organic Beauty

    Vinegar is a pretty versatile substance. Basically just acetic acid, it can be used to replace many commercial cleaning products which can be harmful to the environment. Our guide to greening your cleaning says, "most of the conventional cleaning

  • Survey: How Clean is Clean?

    June 22, 10:13 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    Many people now are obsessed with cleanliness, possibly to a fault; some use antibiotic cleansers full of gender bender chemicals John discussed earlier; others agree with commenter Rob on our post on Triclosan: Too much of a sterile environment is a bad

  • "Go naked," says Method

    June 9, 3:13 PM by Team Treehugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Already known for their green(er) stuff, here's a line that goes a bit farther: go naked

  • Memorial Day is Coming: Tips for a Long, Green Weekend

    May 24, 11:20 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    This coming weekend, the US celebrates Memorial Day; for many of us, that means a day off on Monday. With spring waning and summer almost here, it's a great time to get outdoors and prepare for a summer of fun, or catch up on some spring chores that

  • Getting Ready for Earth Day: Green Cleaning

    April 17, 11:04 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes, and get everywhere when we use them; on our dishes, countertops, floors, hands...the list goes on and on. They're so pervasive that we follow this general rule: if you don't want it on your skin or in your

  • domino & TreeHugger's Green List: Cleaning

    March 1, 10:12 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    As we near the end of domino's Green List (just two more to go!), it's only natural that we include some details on how to clean up, green style. There are lots of simple, everyday way to be green while you clean, and regular TreeHugger readers will

  • How to Go Green: Dishwashers

    February 6, 4:40 PM by Jacob Gordon in HTGG

    Washing dishes uses water, energy, chemicals, as well as your valuable time, so an efficient approach can save a lot of each. Since dishwashing machines are the norm for the majority of people, most of our tips will be for these. Large appliances like

  • Haley's Cleaning Hints: Common Sense and Useful

    January 4, 2:34 PM by Tim McGee in Culture

    As Mark Twain once said "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." I received this book several years ago as a gift, and every year since it has come in handy. There are great books that fire the

  • Ulrich - Cleaning Naturally

    December 18, 2:33 PM by Warren McLaren in Organic Beauty

    It’s easier to be biodegradable when you are free of phosphates, petroleum derivatives, enzymes, bleaches, artificial fragrances or colours, aggressive acids, preservatives, chlorine and such forth. And that’s the story with the cleaning line produced

  • Loomstate-Vans Shoes Have Arrived

    April 18, 11:48 AM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Fashion

    We first found out about the Loomstate-Vans collaboration to make some super-TreeHugger shoes awhile back, but hadn't heard anything since, and have been wondering where they went. Turns out the softly-hyped line is alive and kicking and available for

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