Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on February 25, 2008
I want to earn LEED points without sacrificing style. I want to incorporate more bamboo into my house. I want a table that’s really a chair that’s really a table.
Luckily for me, I stumbled across EcoSystems’ Bamba and Tandem 1.
The best part of these chairs is not their versatility (you can get one or one million and they lock together seamlessly) or their sustainable materials (bamboo, aluminum and non-toxic finishes) – it’s what happens after you’re tired of them that’s got me excited.
Too often, we don’t take into account the end of a product’s life. It’s easy to strut around with a reusable bag, buying corn carpeting and denim insulation. But with no convenient plan in place for its disposal, many otherwise green products still go the way of the landfill. It’s super-heartening to see that even small companies like EcoSystems are taking the cradle-to-cradle concept seriously and building a recycling plan into the design of the product.
So, when you’re done with the coolest waiting room chair ever, just give EcoSystems a call. They’ll come pick it up to make sure it’s recycled or reused in the next EcoSystems chair. The Bamba and Tandem 1 get a second life, and they don’t even need a computer.