Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly October 16, 2020 posted by

TreeCard – this free debit card plants trees when you shop

OK so we’re not huge fans of clever marketing disguised as environmental action, but the pedigree of this new initiative seems sound. The Ecosia people – who plant trees when you use their search tools – have just released a new free debit card called TreeCard. The idea is that for every $60 you spend, they will plant a tree in your forest. It’s cute, and while some may consider it a gimmick, the fact is that Ecosia has already…


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TreeCard – this free debit card plants trees when you shop
Eco Friendly October 7, 2020 posted by

Maybe some good news on climate change for once?

It’s not often nowadays that we hear good things about climate change and the issues we face, but maybe there is some upbeat news to share after all. Even though this last September has already been declared the hottest ever on record, none other than Professor Michael Mann has come out pitching with some optimistic info. For those who don’t know Dr Mann is one of the foremost climate scientists in the world, and part of the team which created…


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Maybe some good news on climate change for once?
Eco Friendly October 1, 2020 posted by

Beagle Button – helping us shop better through our browser

It’s hard to be a responsible citizen nowadays. No matter how hard we try, there’s always a chance that we’ll buy the wrong product by selecting something which can harm the environment. Here’s where the Beagle Button comes in. Rather like those coupon finding browser extensions that litter the landscape, the Beagle tool is there to help us make better buying decisions. Only it’s not about saving money, but saving the planet. It sits in the browser and pops up…


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Beagle Button – helping us shop better through our browser
Eco Friendly September 24, 2020 posted by

Oceanbird – wind powered cargo vessel is a revolution in the making

The old tea clippers of the 19th century may have been slow, but they had one big advantage over modern freighters. They ran on wind. Now an enterprising Swedish company is attempting to combine modern technology with good old renewable wind energy to turn the environmental cost of shipping goods around the world on its head. The Oceanbird is a huge cargo ship which can carry up to 7000 cars (electric we hope), and will be able to cross the…


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Oceanbird – wind powered cargo vessel is a revolution in the making
Eco Friendly September 8, 2020 posted by

Could Lithium Sulfur batteries be the game changer we’re hoping for?

UK company Oxis Energy is planning to shake up the electric transportation industry with a newly developed lithium sulfur battery. The new technology apparently provides five times the energy density of a conventional Li-Ion battery, as well as being lighter and safer. The company is pushing for its battery to be used in applications where weight is a key factor – such as electric aircraft. This is not pie in the sky stuff either. Back in July the company announced…


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Could Lithium Sulfur batteries be the game changer we’re hoping for?
Eco Friendly August 12, 2020 posted by

The Lucid Air blows open the EV range war with a huge 517 miles on a single charge

The new Lucid Air electric car just announced a huge estimated range of 517 miles from a single charge. Which means we’re now clearly entering a new phase of the range wars. It’s not enough that EV performance is pushing supercars into red faced retreat, now we’re going to see range numbers which will humble even the most frugal gas guzzler. Remember we’re really only still at the start of this whole game. If they can hit these numbers now,…


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The Lucid Air blows open the EV range war with a huge 517 miles on a single charge
cool tech August 10, 2020 posted by

Emrod – wireless electricity system announced. No more ugly pylons?

New Zealand startup Emrod has started trials of a new wireless electricity system which they say could do away with the need for cables, pylons and all that stuff when delivering electrical power in rural areas. What makes this new project different is the fact that it has attracted the attention – and funding – from one of New Zealand’s biggest power companies. Trials with Powerco will begin in October, although the early prototype will initially only be able to…


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Emrod – wireless electricity system announced. No more ugly pylons?
Eco Friendly July 27, 2020 posted by

Revolution Container – recycled shipping container offers COVID friendly eco washing on the forecourt

Photo-Me, the mega passport photo booth people, have just announced a new edition to their portable launderette products for the high street. The Revolution Container is a recycled shipping container which holds four washing machines and two dryers capable of offering launderette services from supermarket, gas station and other forecourts. The 5.5 tonne box – which fits into 2 car parking spaces – is designed to be functional rather than beautiful, but the owners hope that it will provide a…


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Revolution Container – recycled shipping container offers COVID friendly eco washing on the forecourt
Eco Friendly June 16, 2020 posted by

Best Laundry Settings For The Planet? – make it cold and short

How should you wash your clothes to be most eco friendly? Turns out it’s on cold water in quick cycles. This not only is better for the environment in a bunch of ways but it helps your clothing last longer. And considering most fashion is fast fashion these days, those clothes need all the help they can get.


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Best Laundry Settings For The Planet? – make it cold and short
Eco Friendly June 15, 2020 posted by

Converting CO2 Cheaper – new breakthrough in easy, cheap CO2 waste conversion

The key to a more sustainable future isn’t just in producing less waste, it’s finding ways to use the waste so that we do create, preferably by transforming it into new products that we can utilize. Engineers have discovered a way to give new life to waste carbon dioxide.


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Converting CO2 Cheaper – new breakthrough in easy, cheap CO2 waste conversion
Eco Friendly June 3, 2020 posted by

Green Light Gap Crossed – new research adds some viability to different type of green energy

Plants are really good at getting energy from the sun. It’s kind of their whole thing. Although we can sort of copy the process, photosynthesis hasn’t been seen as a viable source of energy because it cannot convert green light making it not a candidate for technical applications but that may be changing as a research team has been successful in creating a process that fills this gap.


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Green Light Gap Crossed – new research adds some viability to different type of green energy