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Cushions you can compost

You don't have to love the exact color and style of these cushions. But just wrap your mind around the concept: these can be composted when you're done with themDoes this bug you, too? You have a pillow, blanket or other textile that is clearly past its prime and too worn for the Goodwill. But you hate to see it take the slow ride to the dump.

Here’s the answer: textiles of certified organic cotton and other materials that are designed to be composted when you’re done with them. The company’s name is Looolo, and its website explains it takes one year for the cushions, blankets and scarves to break down and go back to the earth.

Of course, you’d never want that to happen as the cushions cost several hundred dollars and the blankets twice that. But hey, this is how great things start, and with mass production based on vast consumer demand, the price will go down.

More on biodegradable goods from the New York Times.

(Photo: New York Times)


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