As more and more products with labels like "green" and "sustainable" enter the marketplace, companies look for new ways to stand out. And the latest development? Furnishings labeled "biodegradable." In a truly interesting article, The New York Times explores biodegradable furniture and furnishings and how they relate to William McDonough's Cradle to Cradle manifesto...
No matter how silly it is that a $7,000 sofa is labeled "biodegradable," it is good to see companies examining the end-stage of their products and how they can least impact the environment.
Included in The Times' story are products we've covered on AT:
Looolo textiles, EcoGen biodegradable polymer and Umbra's Corn Plastic. For the full story and even information on a biodegradable sofa see Biodegradable Home Product Lines, Ready to Rot.