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Egyptian Upcycled Chairs are Created with "Plastex," Made From Plastic Bags

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 11, 2016 3:10:26 AM

The company achieves higher quality products by first melting down the bags and creating the plastic material, then using it to build products.

The company backgrounder describes the idea's genesis:

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Reclaimed Acorn End Table Glows with Inner Light

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 7, 2016 11:13:31 AM

This end-table by Shiner International demonstrates their mantra: "Transform tons of landfill-destined materials into killer designs."

This unique end table eliminates the need for a table light, because it glows.

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"Little Friend" by Kasper Salto

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 7, 2016 11:03:29 AM

This energy-efficient height-adjustable piece can be used as a side table or as a laptop stand.

Little Friend is a flexible, multifunctional and portable solution to the challenges of modern minimalistic working and living. Height adjustable, this product easily dismantles and features a handle for easy carrying. Made of wood veneer and steel or brass, it's creation requires 70% less energy than similar products made of metal alloys.

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LEE Industries Recycled, Low-VOC Sofas and Chairs

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 7, 2016 10:59:28 AM

This company's furniture stands out from the pack with a high percentage of recycled fibers and low-VOC finishes.

Made in the U.S., LEE Industries furniture is free of flame retardants and is treated with very low-VOC finishes. Cushions are made with 80% recycled fibers and naturalLEE foam. This unique foam material contains 30% soybean oil, reducing the amount of petroleum-based content. Back and throw pillows are filled with 100% recycled fibers made from clear and white plastic bottles.

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Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chair Assembled with Stainless Steel Hardware

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 6, 2016 3:47:36 PM

Durable outdoor patio/pool chair comes with lifetime warranty.

Made in the U.S., the LuxCraft glider chair caught our eye, because it has a more upscale look than other recycled furniture we've seen. But more importantly, the product designers thought through how the chair would be used. Let's face it, this is a "set it and forget it" chair, and a buyer who shells out the $500 or so to own one should expect no less. The company offers a lifetime warranty:

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