Eco-Friendly Storage Cubes by Way Basics

One of my more memorable Home Depot experiences involved a set of modular storage cubes (whose manufacturer shall remain nameless). Only after I had untangled them from their massive cardboard and Styrofoam storage apparatus and assembled them into a permanent 4' x 4' square, did I realize that I was allergic to them! Something about the MDF made my nose burn, my skin glow splotchy red, and my throat tingle beyond the comfort zone. The antidote to potentially toxic storage modules? Eco-Friendly Storage by Way Basics.

Modular Storage Cube From 100% Recycled Paper. Manufactured by Way Basics.

Way Basics Storage Cubes Are Smart, Sustainable, and VOC-Free

Way Basics Storage Solutions are that and more. The company's basic modular cube is not only constructed from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, it's exceptionally strong, ultra durable (water resistant), and easy-to-assemble.

Eco-Friendly Storage Cubes by Way Basics

The company's name for the brainy material behind the ultra-green soul that is Way Basics is Z-Board. As mentioned, Z-Board is made from sustainably sourced recycled paper-good information, but hardly sufficient to explain exactly how the company has metamorphosed simple paper into a solid cube wall that's 62% lighter than particle board but every bit as strong (check out this video for a demo).

Modular Storage Cube From 100% Recycled Paper. Manufactured by Way Basics.

The second bit of the Way Basics recipe for supremely versatile and ecologically-minded storage involves assembly. The Cube consists of five pieces-sides, tops, and backer board-each of which comes with a piece of removable tape to expose an adhesive strip... no tools, no convoluted instructions. Just peel, align, and stick together.

Modular Storage Cube From 100% Recycled Paper. Manufactured by Way Basics.

The Cube comes in multiple dimensions and a variety of colors (Black, Espresso, Green, Natural, Orange, and White) making them a quick and versatile solution to nearly any storage need: "Fun and functional, the Cube is the first building block to creating your own customized furniture ideas."

Via TreeHugger.

About The Manufacturer: With a guiding mantra of "Simple. Safe. Eco-Friendly.," manufacturer Way Basics is poised to revolutionize the concept of storage. The company offers varied furnishings to perform this most essential function-cubes, shelves, bookcases, benches, baskets, tables, and stools-each of which provides an ideal repository for our varied forms and incarnations of stuff; and each of which is completely sustainable, made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. As Way Basics says, "No Waste. No Rules. No Tools."

Posted January 4, 2012 by Joseph Starr

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