Eco-Friendly and Fun Outdoor Rugs

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recycled-flip-flop-area-rug1.jpgEver wondered what happens to all those scraps left over by the flip-flop manufacturing industry? Well, I just came across some funky outdoor area rugs and door mats made from such recycled foam rubber materials.  Now, that’s an ingenious way to keep waste materials out of the landfill!

HomeInfatuation.com sells rugs, like the one pictured above, for your outdoor living spaces.  Easy-to-care-for recycled rubber foam door mats are available from Solutions.com.  You can find colorful baskets (and mats too) made from the same flip flop material at UnCommonGoods.comVivaTerra is another great source for these mats and also useful storage bins created from flip flop remnants.

Other options for eco-friendly outdoor rugs include those made from recycled soda bottles and milk jugs available through GaiamNational Geographic, and VivaTerra.  The advantages of these recycled plastic rugs is that they won’t trap water or mildew and don’t absorb stains.

Tag(s): Green Furnishings, The Great Green Outdoors

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