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Raindrops keep falling on my ... eco-friendly umbrella

January 22, 2010 |  5:31 pm

When I went looking for a functional umbrella during this past wet week, I was reminded of how many umbrellas I've gone through. No matter how well made they appear to be, umbrellas almost always fall apart. And where do they end up? Sadly, in a landfill. 

This umbrella from Green Home, however, will alleviate much guilt over discarded brollies. Each part of the umbrella is made from recycled materials including recycled plastic that is heated and crushed to produce fabric fibers. The handle is composed of 65% shredded wood. So, when the umbrella is past its prime, just plant it in the soil and it will decompose within two to three weeks.

The umbrella is available in black and green in three sizes -- two folding varieties and a large golf-style version -- ranging in price from $32 to $56. 

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Home Goods