Biodegradable Furnishings The New York Times 5.8.08

Biodegradable Furnishings The New York Times 5.8.08

Aaron Able
May 8, 2008

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.

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