Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly November 9, 2009 posted by

Collapsible Rain Barrel – a take-it-with you wonder

This Collapsible Rain Barrel gives water conservation a new perspective. Made of laminated, flexible polyester, this tear-resistant container can be stored anywhere when not in use. With its zippered wide mouth and mesh screen, makes debris-free rainwater collecting simple. At only seven pounds when empty, move this handy rain catcher anywhere with ease. Connect a hose to the pre-installed nozzle, then reuse your catch during the hottest growing season. Priced at $70 from Greenhome. This 34 gallon collapsible rain barrel…


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cool tech November 5, 2009 posted by

Bottle Bank as arcade machine – brilliant concept improves recycling

This video of a Bottle Bank Arcade Machine is brilliant. Turn a bottle bank into an arcade machine with flashing lights and score tables and what happens? People recycle more bottles. Awesome, now why couldn’t we do this with all recycling banks? And it takes a VW viral site to give us the idea? Wow.   The latest stroke of genius from FunTheory.com…Turn a recycling bottle bank into an arcade game and guess what happens…. more people get more engaged…


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Eco Friendly November 3, 2009 posted by

Nature Mill Plus XE – Indoor compost bin

The Nature Mill Plus XE is an indoor compost bin. Unlike other kitchen waste disposal units, the Plus XE actually uses the natural action of microbes to break down pretty much any type of kitchen waste. Things like fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, dairy, meat, fish, pet waste, kitty litter, and cage beddings. The Nature Mill can take up to 55kg of waste per month, turning it into water vapour and awesome garden fertiliser. The unit has a filter…


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Awesome November 2, 2009 posted by

Envion Oil Generator – Turns plastic rubbish into black gold

US company Envion, has unveiled the Oil Generator, a recycling plant capable of turning plastic waste back into light, medium or emulsified heavy oil. The Oil Generator works using low temperature thermal cracking in a vacuum. This catalyst-free process results in a net gain in energy recaptured from the plastic. Envion claim that a single oil generator unit can turn 10,000 tons of plastic waste back into oil in a single year, producing 3 to 5 barrels of oil from…


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Eco Friendly October 30, 2009 posted by

The Kiran S10 – The $10 solar powered lantern

The Kiran is a solar rechargeable LED lantern that was designed for people who’s primary source of illumination is kerosene lamps, the smoky, hazardous light source many people have to use in developing nations. The Kiran can be recharged by the sun in 8 hours and will run for 4 hours on high output or for 8 hours on low. If there is some power available then the S10 be recharged via a standard 5mm Nokia phone charger, which must…


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Eco Friendly October 27, 2009 posted by

Ecolectric PerformAir 1000w Bagless Upright – A vacuum that’s great for the plane

Known as the Morphy Richards ecolectric bagless, the Ecolectric PerformAir 1000w Bagless Upright has a 1000W motor (half that of conventional uprights), for a 50% energy savings! Weighing a little over 13 pounds, It’s 4.4 quart-size capacity needs no bags and features a HEPA filter and specially designed brushes to pick up pet hair. Packaged in recycled and 100% recyclable materials, the Ecoelectric is also made from recycled materials and can be fully recycled at its end of life. For…


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Eco Friendly October 26, 2009 posted by

Perfect Flush – Water saving gadget for your loo

The Perfect Flush is an after-market, dual-flush system for your toilet. Instead of having to replace your toilet and cistern to gain the benefits of a dual-flush toilet you can install the Perfect Flush. It works by replacing the lifter system that empties the cistern and replaces it with a timed system that provides either half or full flush options. You can install the system yourself, it only has 3 parts and needs about 30 minutes to complete. The system…


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Eco Friendly October 23, 2009 posted by

Candy Futura Eco 10 – the dishwasher that gives you more with less

Italian appliance people Candy have released the Futura Eco 10 dishwasher which uses less water – barely over 10 litres (2.5 gallons) – and is part of Candy Line’s Ecological Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances. With room for 15 place settings due to innovative adjustable baskets, you can even wash large pans, pots and salad bowls easily. Candy’s revamped hydraulic system means awesome cleaning with minimal water, and a high pressure wash that reaches every corner. The extra large basket on top…


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Awesome October 22, 2009 posted by

Eco Goats – Biological weed removal

If you have a weed problem and no one else can help, then maybe you should hire, Eco Goats. Eco Goats provide a very environmentally friendly solution to weed and invasive plant species removal. After assessing your situation Eco Goats will deliver a collection of hungry goats, and electric fencing to keep in the right spot. If you have particular parts of your property that you don’t want touched, they’ll fence it off otherwise it’s open season for the goats…


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diy October 16, 2009 posted by

DIY LED Garden Lights – Recession friendly garden aesthetics

Got a garden party coming up but no pretty garden lighting to set it off? Run out of “buy-garden-lighting” funds in the post-GFC world? Why not DIY with some cheap and nifty LED garden lights using single LEDs, lithium cell batteries and glass jars, devised by the folks at EvilMadScientist. While I wouldn’t advocate mass battery usage, and therefore potential wastage, in the name of permanent garden lighting, it’s a nice idea for a temporary solution. Some assembly required. For…


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Eco Friendly October 14, 2009 posted by

Ecotronic Eco Phone – Battery-free kinetic powered kids’ toys

Seems that every time you turn around there is another annoyingly noisy electronic kids’ toy requiring batteries to be replaced. The Ecotronic Eco Phone is an annoyingly noisy electronic kids’ toy with a difference – you can’t silence it by pulling the batteries out. When it goes quiet all you have to do is shake it to restore its charge. Not that any kids I know would ever shake a toy to see what noises it could make. Around 12…


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Eco Friendly October 14, 2009 posted by

Precor EFX Range – Self-powered elliptical machines

Anyone who’s ever worked out in a gym knows the elliptical machine. It works your muscles til you beg for mercy. Well Precor have devised the EFX Range of commercial elliptical machines and made them self-powered. You’re the one to make it work. It stores the power you generate as you huff your way through your workout. Your burned calories drive its electronic display while it measures your heart rate, keeps your time and calculates your distance. A great idea…


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Eco Friendly October 2, 2009 posted by

Multipurpose Solar Vent – Cuts out the middle man

This Multipurpose Solar Vent works on a pretty simple system: If the sun’s out, sealed things get hot. Designed to be installed on caravans, boats, sheds, conservatories or anywhere else that’s contained and exposed, this solar vent is a great idea. It has 2 replaceable AA NiMH batteries that allow the vent to continue running at night, which when fully charged will work for 48 hours. It’ll move 28m of air per hour, the vent can be sealed to keep…


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Eco Friendly October 2, 2009 posted by

Solar Powered Rainbow Maker – Indoor light shows made easy

If you love indoor floating rainbows, then the Solar Powered Rainbow Maker is a must-have. A simple solar cell powers and turns a genuine Swarovski crystal – world-renowned for its clarity and sparkle – refracting sunlight into brilliantly colored rainbows. You don’t need tons of sunshine to enjoy the light show and this lovely bauble is easy on the electric bill too. Measuring 151 x 50mm x 25mm, this endless display of color is available for around $25.00 on Amazon…


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