With Earth Day around the corner I've been on an eco binge. There's been an amazing surge in eco-influenced technologies and products over the last decade and there's no good reason not to make use of them. From batteries that can be charged 1,000 times, compact fluorescent bulbs to luxury hybrid cars, eco-products and designs seem to be more innovative and fashionable as time goes by.
Case in point, this alarm clock made from its own packaging. The design turns the clock's packaging into the actual case, so once it's purchased there's no packaging to be thrown away. This not only helps to reduce one of the largest waste sources, but serves as a charming and incredibly simple "put it together yourself" project. According to the designer, the casing is manufactured from recycled cardboard boxes and then treated.