Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly July 29, 2015 posted by

Youxia – the world’s first Android electric supercar?

So move over Tesla, there’s a new clone in town. The newcomer offers all the exotic all-electric power and style of the American supercar, but with a lower price and a few different features. The Youxia (pronounced Yo-sha) is due to hit the streets next year sometime, although we’ve not seen any confirmed images of a factory floor or anything which resembles an assembly plant yet.


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Youxia – the world’s first Android electric supercar?
Eco Friendly July 29, 2015 posted by

Rockefeller Smart Bike – designed for Android, iOS and your healthy heart

Yeah sure, it looks like a normal bicycle. It’s got those round wheel things, a steering doo-hickey and some pedals, but don’t be deceived. This is a genuine, all encompassing, mighty marvelous ‘smart‘ bike. No wait, come back. The Rockefeller JW650 Smart Bike is intelligent, conscious and intends one day to enter the Tour de France and ‘do well’.


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Rockefeller Smart Bike – designed for Android, iOS and your healthy heart
Eco Friendly July 20, 2015 posted by

2015 VW Passat GTE – first drive of the ultimate 149 mpg company fleet car [Review]

If anyone needs proof that the world is slowly changing, look no further than the major car manufacturers. These lumbering dinosaurs are being forced, kicking and screaming, into the eco driven future to the extent that they’re even converting their major sellers into green machines. The latest example is this Volkswagen Passat GTE, a plugin hybrid (PHEV) which boasts ‘official’ consumption figures of 149 mpg and 31 miles of all electric range. And at a price which is very nearly…


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2015 VW Passat GTE – first drive of the ultimate 149 mpg company fleet car [Review]
Eco Friendly July 18, 2015 posted by

Flubber Dust – the eco-friendly way to clean up oil stains

Oil spots on your driveway are both unattractive and difficult to remove. You can try using some heavy chemicals and still be left with fainter looking but very present oil spots. But Flubber Dust by Oil Lift gets the job done. This Eco certified green cleaning product safely removes oil and leave surfaces temporarily slip-proof too. It’s biological agents bond to oil, breaking the oil’s molecular bond, and naturally biodegrades the contaminates. Simply sprinkle this scentless green powder on oil,…


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Flubber Dust – the eco-friendly way to clean up oil stains
Eco Friendly June 24, 2015 posted by

TrickleStar Motion Sensor PowerStrip – even if you forget, your TV will be turned off when you leave a room

Ever walked out of the room and just left the TV on? Or a game system running? You probably leave your computer on all the time. It’s ok because they go into sleep or rest mode, right? Wrong. They’re still drawing and, since you’re not using them, wasting energy. The TrickleStar Motion Sensor PowerStrip will help you conserve power by shutting things off once you’ve left the room.


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TrickleStar Motion Sensor PowerStrip – even if you forget, your TV will be turned off when you leave a room
Eco Friendly June 23, 2015 posted by

Grow It Yourself Mushroom Material – experiment with this plastic replacement

Plastic is pretty horrible for the environment. It’s disposable but once we toss it, the Earth has a pretty hard time getting rid of it so there’s a lot of waste filling landfills and floating in the ocean. Evocative Designs has a solution with a plastic replacement material made from mushrooms. You can try it for your own creations with Grow It Yourself Mushroom Material.


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Grow It Yourself Mushroom Material – experiment with this plastic replacement
Eco Friendly June 22, 2015 posted by

ecoATM – turn in your old mobile devices for cash

By now most of us have a legion of outdated mobile tech products sitting around the house. Old phones, MP3 players and the like that we’ve upgraded from. You should be passingly aware that you can’t just toss them in the bin but short of posting them on Craigslist, what else can you do? Enter ecoATM, the machine that recycles your tech for cold, hard cash.


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ecoATM – turn in your old mobile devices for cash
Eco Friendly June 18, 2015 posted by

Used Nissan Leaf batteries to gain 2nd life as home energy storage

The Nissan Leaf – a compact, five-door hatchback electric car – has been around since 2010, at least in the States. Once its lithium-ion batteries need replacement, the used battery packs have slowly filtered out into the Japanese marketplace as alternative energy sources such as back-up home generators. Now they’re venturing out into the world as battery packs for stationary energy storage. Partnering with commercial energy storage company Green Charge Network, who will provide the power management software, Nissan designed…


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Used Nissan Leaf batteries to gain 2nd life as home energy storage
Eco Friendly June 6, 2015 posted by

Entrepreneur “grows” real furniture

Wood-based furniture is usually made with timber, nails or metal fittings and glue. Over time, inherent weak points cause joints to fail, requiring us to repair or replace our favorite easy chair or dining room set. That’s the way it’s always been. Until now. Lampshades “growing” around formers, photo by Full Grown For the past nine years, Gavin Munro and his UK-based company Full Grown has worked with trees to nurture them, shaping them into one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture that…


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Entrepreneur “grows” real furniture
Eco Friendly June 4, 2015 posted by

Plumen Drop Cap And Pendant Set – keep stylish lighting while keeping your carbon footprint low

Low energy light bulbs are very in vogue because saving the planet is everyone’s responsibility. But despite what you may think, living a greener lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to be unfashionable. The Plumen Drop Cap and Pendant Set are the first designer low energy light bulbs.


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Plumen Drop Cap And Pendant Set – keep stylish lighting while keeping your carbon footprint low