With another year behind us, I like to look back and see what people are reading, and in particular, the most popular articles on this site. Here they are as voted by your traffic, the Top 7 Chic Ecologist articles for the year 2010:
- #1 – Pacific Plastic Island
A plastic island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 30 feet deep and twice the size of Texas, this is definitely a troubling story. It seems that there are more of these plastic islands in just about every major ocean driven by wind and current gyres.
- #2 – Eco Friendly Driveways
Green driveways are becoming increasingly popular to reduce storm runoff, water pollution and recharge underground water sources. They are easy to build, add a softer more charming feel to any parking spot and are much more visually pleasing. A great way for anyone to reduce their footprint.
- #3 – Eco Friendly Diamonds
Is there such a thing as a Green Diamond? What is the difference between a mined diamond and a synthetic diamond? How about social implications, like blood diamonds? This article explains your green options when it comes to selecting a jewel for your gem.
- #4 – Platinum for Fuel Cells
Platinum plays a big role in fuel cell vehicles, and a new process found by Researchers with the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston may make it more efficient and cheaper. This is a big step in the development of fuel cell technology, one that may affect our future transportation costs.
- #5 – Sun Chips Compostable Bag
With biodegradable becoming such a buzzword, compostable is becoming the new thing. Since products don’t biodegrade in landfills (even if they are biodegradable), backyard composting is becoming increasingly popular. Frito Lay is one of the first major companies to release a compostable bag for their line of Sun Chips.
- #6 – Eco Friendly Underwear
Eco Friendly undergarments from bamboo to organic cotton are finding their way onto the shelves of department stores. Here are a few you may have heard of, and some that are new. For green boxers and panties for just about every style and fit, check out our finds.
- #7 – Organic Liquor Cocktails
Your favorite cocktails and liquors are now becoming organic. Browse the newest organic vodka, whiskey, scotch, gin and tequila makers for that completely eco-friendly alcoholic beverage.
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