29 May '11, 11am

Leather confettis and piggy banks. So creative!! - via @TreeHugger

Leather confettis and piggy banks. So creative!! - via @TreeHugger

It is clear that local craft projects like this one should be supported, to control how the leather is produced. A proper labelling system would be helpful, to create trust and awareness of products made from non-toxic leather, which in the end is a fully renewable and biodegradable material. And as long as we eat meat, we will have skins to turn into leather products. So before crossing out leather as an eco-friendly material, we need to analise its alternatives and think about what to do with the skins of already dead animals. As Collin wrote in his article about whether leather is a treehugger-friendly material , "replacing a leather product with a vinyl one won't be doing anyone any good, so for those who simply must have it, we recommend finding it repurposed or second-hand or otherwise reused, rather than buying a virgin product, and if you absolutely, positively hav...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/lla-pell-leather-...

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The Power of Local Grocers

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care2.com 30 May '11, 3pm

Earlier this week, I discovered the health food store County Sun Natural Foods in Palo Alto. ItÂ’s just wonderful. The empl...