Origin Stories

DuPont Nylon

As I write this post, it’s 95 (feels like 105) degrees outside in New Orleans. Having retreated to the shelter of our solar-powered air conditioning to write about the history of DuPont nylon, I’m struggling to envision what it would be like to wear stockings every day of my life– let alone in the summertime!… Read More DuPont Nylon

Bathroom

Biodegradable Toothbrush

Intro: The Problem with Plastic Toothbrushes Throughout history, we humans have tried all manner of materials to manage the funk that lives inside our mouths—from cloth wipes, salt, chalk, sticks, and crushed shells, to animal bones, boar’s hair, bird feathers, vinegar, and even nitric acid. Our earliest prototype, from 15th century China, was in fact… Read More Biodegradable Toothbrush

Resources

Environmentally Friendly Readers Welcome!

Welcome to Vintage Green Review! VGR suggests environmentally friendly ideas for everyday green living. My goal is to reduce our impact on the planet by making smarter choices about what we buy and how we reduce and reuse BEFORE we even need to recycle or throw something away. And have FUN doing it! I don’t… Read More Environmentally Friendly Readers Welcome!