E ’s Green Home Picks: Box, Clean and Sit

Rustic Bins, a Highly Efficient Small Vacuum and Surprisingly Durable Cardboard Furniture
BOX IT

The Etsy shop Looney Bin Trading Co. (which has a retail store in Buford, Georgia) sells hope chests ($325), boxes ($59) and rolling crates ($79) made from reclaimed wood that will bring a fresh-from-the-farm feel to whatever you’re storing or collecting. etsy.com/shop/LooneyBinTradingCo.

SMALL AND MIGHTY

If you’re serious about removing dust, dander and other allergens, Nilfisk vacuums offer HEPA filtration; small, maneuverable size and super-strong suction ($148 for the compact Coupe Neo). The company is also a sustainability leader and a member of the United Nations Global Compact, committed to reducing energy use and increasing efficiency. nilfisk.com

FOLDABLE FURNITURE

Chairigami is surprisingly durable yet lightweight, easy-to-assemble cardboard furniture that began as a student venture at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. The furniture—designed to be both temporary and durable (perfect for student rentals or pop-up offices)—is made from triple-wall cardboard that’s 70% recycled cardboard and 30% Forest Stewardship Council-certified virgin fiber. And all furniture is 100% recyclable. Available pieces include chairs ($70), coffee tables ($80) and shelves ($65). chairigami.com.