Recyclable Bathroom Decor

Recyclable Bathroom Decor

Anne Reagan
Nov 19, 2009

Unique artistry and sustainable, environmentally friendly design collide in the essential yet unglamorous world of shower curtains. You may think that creativity stops at the bathroom door but this social and environmentally conscious product will bring about a change of mind.

The Ty D.I.Y. Edition Recyclable Shower Curtain is made from 100% High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) – one of the most commonly recycled plastics and PVC free. Unlike your traditional vinyl shower curtain, which contains 108 volatile organic compounds, Ty is stronger, will not tear and will not off-gas. Because this material breathes it is less likely to harbor mildew and mold as well.

Express your inner graffiti artist with the attached permanent marker (best if you draw on the shiny side). What a great place for your houseguests to leave messages, or your kids to doodle, or for you to jot down those early morning thoughts of brilliance you have in the shower!

When you are finished with your artistic masterpiece you can cut off the metal grommets and recycle it locally. Grain Design, the Bainbridge Island-based design team behind this cleaver idea, has additional information about how to keep this item completely out of the landfill.

Grain Design is a design collaborative that started in 2007 at the Rhode Island School of Design and migrated to the Northwest with the philosophy of creating sustainable designs while keeping positive social values. One percent of Grain Design's sales are donated to environmental causes.


Ty D.I.Y. Edition Recyclable Shower Curtain by Grain Design: $33.00

Check out the gallery of inspiration from local Seattle artists!

Image credit: Grain

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