ALUSID Sustainable Materials

ALUSID LTD is a new UK based company, manufacturing an exciting range of unique, highly sustainable interior and exterior architectural surface materials.

ALUSID is a spin-off company from the Silicate Research Unit of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

AluSiD was the name given to launch prototype examples of the ‘Eco-material’ David and Dr Alasdair Bremner had been developing as part of the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded research project called ‘The Aesthetic of Waste”. The research project examines mineral waste as a potential alternative to traditional construction materials.

ALUSID will be launching its first product range at 100% Design 2015 in London this September.

Our products made from 95%-100% recycled waste glass and ceramic offer complete control of colour, tone and texture, creating a genuinely sustainable alternative to imported natural stone products.

Happy Earth Day 2015!

Earth Day turns 45 this year. Many activities celebrating Earth Day started this past weekend. Don’t worry, if you missed them, there are still things you can do today.

Earth Day Reuse and Recycling Round-up Event

Donated clothing, electronics, shoes, books, household items and cell phones go to Goodwill Industries. While you’re there, get free document shredding from Goodwill Secure Shred.

Give your medicine cabinets a thorough cleaning and bring any unused or expired medicines to Operation Medicine Cabinet. Next go through your garage and collect any hazardous household chemicals, rechargeable batteries, paints, used motor oil and fluorescent bulbs  you’ve been storing for collection by Collier County Solid Waste Management.

Location: Towne Centre parking lot, 3759 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. For more information, call 239-995-2106 or 239-252-5354. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at Naples Botanical Garden

Enjoy a free tour between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Regular park hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is Free for members, $14.95 adults, $9.95 children 4 to 14.

Location: 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. For more information, call 239-643-7275 or visit


Rookery Bay BOGO

In celebration of Earth Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission” and will be showing a selection of Earth Day films.

Location: Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples, FL 34113 Admission is $5. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Earth Day with Butterflies

A special guided tour of the Tom Allen Butterfly House will teach about local butterflies and about how to attract them to yards. Watch a butterfly tagging demonstration and help with a butterfly release.

Location: Rotary Park Environmental Center, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. 549-4606; 10 a.m.-noon. Free.


Anthropologie: Free Rainforest Crafts for Kids. Spots are limited, so make sure to call your local store to RSVP.

Care2: Save paper and celebrate Earth Day online. Sending 2 free e-Cards generates donations to select organizations.

LG: Earth Day Savings are being offered by LG through the 28th. See the available rebates here.

More Shredding: Office Depot & Office Max are offering to shred up to 2 pounds of paper through the 25th with this coupon. Staples will shred up to 5 pounds through May 2nd with this coupon.

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