Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly February 8, 2014 posted by

United Airlines to offer recyclable insulated coffee cups

Airlines are expanding their recycling efforts, perhaps to create a “greener” perception for consumers to admire. Although most of them lag far behind in their efforts, United Airlines is moving beyond paper and plastic. They just announced that they’ll introduce recyclable InCycle™ coffee cups to its United Club beverage service this month and on United flights beginning mid-March. Manufactured by Washington-state technology company MicroGREEN, InCycle cups are fully recyclable and are made from up to 50 percent recycled materials. United…


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United Airlines to offer recyclable insulated coffee cups
Eco Friendly January 31, 2014 posted by

e-Car Club – the first electric car rental company opens its doors

Here’s a sign of the times. E-Car Club is the first electric car club to open up, offering hourly or daily hire of any of a small range of electric cars. The first locations are all based around London in the UK, and so far there’s not many to choose from, but the company has big plans.


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e-Car Club – the first electric car rental company opens its doors
Eco Friendly January 28, 2014 posted by

Pedal Power – human powered equipment built to order, and now to be open sourced

Andy and Steve live in New York and own a company called Pedal Power which builds pedal powered machines. The one you see above is called The Big Rig, and comes with a variety of options which will let you pedal and generate electricity, mill grains and cereals, pump water or any number of other tasks you’d typically use a power tool for.


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Pedal Power – human powered equipment built to order, and now to be open sourced
Eco Friendly January 27, 2014 posted by

Volkswagen e-up! – first look at the new electric car which proves that small can indeed be beautiful…and silent [Review]

There’s no question that the electric car momentum has now well and truly started gathering pace, with the latest entrant to the market coming from the German giant with two letters as a logo. The Volkswagen e-up! (don’t forget the exclamation mark, Mark!) is nowhere near as revolutionary as the one we were expecting, but it’s still pretty cool, and actually breaks new ground in at least one specific piece of tech.


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Volkswagen e-up! – first look at the new electric car which proves that small can indeed be beautiful…and silent [Review]
cool tech January 17, 2014 posted by

Woolfiller – repair your precious woolen garments quickly and easily

Connoisseurs of fine fabrics will know that wool has a special place in the world. It’s warmth, softness and natural feel make it the choice of most high class tailors and fashionistas. The one big problem, however, is it’s relatively fragile, not only to wear and tear, but to the hungry attention of moths. Now there’s a way to fight back when your precious Marino jumper starts to age.


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Woolfiller – repair your precious woolen garments quickly and easily
but is it art? December 30, 2013 posted by

Crytstal Bubble – clear portable living rooms make you part of nature itself

There’s no question that modern materials have revolutionized living spaces, but for the most part these advances have been fairly conventional in style. However one enterprising French designer has taken a whole new direction in terms of harmonious accommodation with his new bubble room idea.


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Crytstal Bubble – clear portable living rooms make you part of nature itself
Eco Friendly December 28, 2013 posted by

Spoiler Alert – keep track of your freezer food and eat safely

Leaving your house for a day or two and coming back just to find that your freezer door has been opened the whole time, or maybe, there was a power outage in your area can be a little unsettling. How are you supposed to tell if the food in their freezer is OK to eat or not?  Well, instead of tasting and smelling everything to see if it’s edible, there’s now a small gadget which can do the monitoring for…


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Spoiler Alert – keep track of your freezer food and eat safely
Eco Friendly December 16, 2013 posted by

BMW i3 Electric Car – our first test drive of this cool all electric urban rocket [Video]

The new BMW i3 all electric car has been causing a bit of a stir recently, which is not surprising since it’s the first totally electric car to emerge from the German giant. The big surprise is that rather than produce a predictable luxury electric vehicle which you’d expect from the marque, the designers have gone for an eminently practical city runabout, but with an edge.


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BMW i3 Electric Car – our first test drive of this cool all electric urban rocket [Video]
Awesome December 10, 2013 posted by

LifeStraw Go – new sports bottle comes with life saving filter straw built in [SPECIAL 43% OFF OFFER TODAY!!]

The amazing LifeStraw was an instant hit when it was launched a few years back. This innovative award winning water filter lets you drink dirty or brackish water directly while removing 99.99% of the parasites and bacteria before they can cause you damage. Brilliant. Now the same technology has been incorporated into a 670ml sports bottle to give even more convenience.


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LifeStraw Go – new sports bottle comes with life saving filter straw built in [SPECIAL 43% OFF OFFER TODAY!!]
Eco Friendly November 27, 2013 posted by

Renault Zoe – this zippy fun electric car points to the future of motoring [Review]

The new Renault Zoe is probably the first all electric car to emerge from a major manufacturer which is aimed at a mass market. By that we mean it is not priced for Californian millionaires, has four wheels and no strange habits, and can carry the shopping as well as a bundle of family members.


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Renault Zoe – this zippy fun electric car points to the future of motoring [Review]
cool tech November 22, 2013 posted by

Volocopter VC200 – world’s first electric hovering thingy shows a clean pair of heels to Harry the Helicopter [Video]

There’s something going on in the world of rotor flying. Maybe it’s the fact that electric motors are now hitting almost commodity prices, and lightweight materials are also plentiful, but suddenly everyone wants play around with ‘copters of all shapes and sizes.


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Volocopter VC200 – world’s first electric hovering thingy shows a clean pair of heels to Harry the Helicopter [Video]
Bookmark This! November 11, 2013 posted by

Sociotransit – using the crowd as your low cost global courier service

Yeah times are weird all right. It’s not enough that we’re using random strangers as our taxi drivers with services like Uber, or hoteliers…thanks AirBnB, or even as our bankers, but now we’re apparently going to be able to send parcels around the world using people we don’t know too.


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Sociotransit – using the crowd as your low cost global courier service
cool tech November 5, 2013 posted by

Elio – $6,800, 84 mpg, 107 mph, a 3 year warranty and lots of ambitions…

It may look a little unconventional, but the three wheeler Elio from Elio Motors may one day usher in a new era in economical motoring. The US built vehicle is the brainchild of engineer Paul Elio, and is scheduled to start production in an old GM Hummer plant in Louisiana sometime next year. The front engined, front wheel drive car, which is actually classified as a motorcycle, doesn’t scrimp on features or safety either, which is definitely different.


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Elio – $6,800, 84 mpg, 107 mph, a 3 year warranty and lots of ambitions…