Instinctive Green Ideas

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Name: Re-Use Hawaii

Type: Reclaimed Lumber Supply

Website: http://www.reusehawaii.org/

Telephone Number:  808-282-8052

Address: 43 Ahui Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Review:


  What better way to recycle.  In Hawai’i there are many older homes that are made of old growth redwood which would be impossible to get today.  Now there’s an opportunity to do so and at a cheap price.  With a little bit of elbow grease, the possibilities are endless.  I’m looking forward to seeing this business grow because they are on to something.  Re-use Hawaii is a great place to start your home improvement project.  The only draw back is that quantities are limited.

Re-use Hawaii is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm at their Kakako Location though call ahead and you may catch them there on other days as well.

EcoRock™ (Drywall) by Serious Energy
www.seriousenergy.com

EcoRock is an environmentally friendly drywall replacement.  It uses 80% less energy in production than regular dry-wall, uses recycled materials and is recyclable.  It was the Grand Award winner in the Green Tech category in Popular Science’s November 2008 edition and has been featured in numerous publications.  These clippings can be seen on Serious Materials website. 

*The project is temporarly on hold due to the downturn in the U.S. housing market.

 

 

 

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Name: The Green Bed Factory

Type: Reclaimed Lumber Supply

Website: http://greenbedcompany.com/kitv-news-report.asp

Telephone Number: (808)841-7336
Address: 401 Mokauea St, Honolulu, HI 96819
Review:

The Green Bed Company, simply put, recycles beds.  They remove the old mattress padding and fabric, worn springs and recycle what they can, and bring the rest to H-power.  The frame which is often in good condition gets recycled and new parts get put in.  This allows for minimal space to be used in a landfill and has saved The Green Bed Co.’s parent company thousands of dollars in bulk waste disposal helping them turn a profit.  The Marine Corps. Base Hawaii has turned to the company to refabricate many mattresses they use.  The beds then can be bought back at a fraction of the cost of a new bed and the bed would be like new.  The bottom line is this: If a bed from The Green Bed Company is cheaper than a new bed and more environmentally friendly, why not use their services?

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