Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Awesome September 3, 2010 posted by

Blest H Plastic to Oil Converter – cool desktop machine can return plastic to oil

The Blest H is a cute desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company won’t detail exactly how this is done, but it looks like a really neat trick. They make industrial sized machines as well, but imagine how it would be if we all had one of these in our homes, recycling those naff plastic bags. Cool. More here. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time.  …


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Eco Friendly August 31, 2010 posted by

Gumdrop Bins – Recycle that ol’ chewing gum

As odd as it sounds, Britain has launched a program to recycle chewing gum and “repurpose” it into tires, childrens toys and mobile phone covers. A government initiative, which runs from August 18th through September 15th will encourage people to toss their used chewing gum into Gumdrop Bins that are being placed at locations throughout twelve towns in the UK that are participating in the Keep Britain Tidy 2010 Chewing Gum campaign. Government statistics show that it costs approximately £150m…


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Gumdrop Bins – Recycle that ol’ chewing gum
Bookmark This! August 27, 2010 posted by

MonPwr – freeware turns your monitor off instantly on demand

MonPwr is a small freeware utility that lets you switch off your Windows laptop or desktop monitor with a click. Like a screensaver it won’t come back on until you hit the spacebar or mouse click. Useful little tool for privacy and power conservation.  MonPwr by Caffinc is a freeware that lets you turn off your Laptop or PC monitor with just a click of a button – and keep it turned off until you click the mouse or press the…


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diy August 27, 2010 posted by

Enviro Battery Kit – Turns just about anything into a battery

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to build an eco-friendly battery, you’ll love the Enviro Battery Kit, made by Green Science. This cool do-it-yourself kit lets you use simple mundane things like mud, lemons and water to power a light, a watch or power up a music chip. It’s a great educational tool to help teach kids about all kinds of environmentally-friendly power sources and the science behind electricity and chemical reactions. The kit includes parts like copper and…


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Enviro Battery Kit – Turns just about anything into a battery
Awesome August 26, 2010 posted by

Sea Kettle – life raft turns sea water into drinking water

Just love the name and the concept behind the Sea Kettle, a marine life raft which contains its own simple desalination system to turn sea water into drinking water. Inspired by one of our fave products, the Watercone, the raft can produce 3 litres of water a day, more than enough for you and the ship’s cat. Genius.  The Sea Kettle is meant to be an insulated, sturdy shelter able to turn sea water into fresh water. A person using…


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Awesome August 26, 2010 posted by

EDGE house – Makes down sizing your home stylish and beautiful

A lot of folks are thinking about down sizing their homes these days, if that’s you then this EDGE house is a compact way to go. The award-winning EDGE, which stands for Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment, is a 320 square foot home designed by Wisconsin’s Bill Yudchitz of the design firm Revelation Architects. Meant to show that we can live greener and better lives in smaller well crafted spaces, the EDGE house is a modular home complete with…


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EDGE house – Makes down sizing your home stylish and beautiful
Eco Friendly August 25, 2010 posted by

ESCO Sensor Lamp – world’s first motion sensing eco lamp

This ESCO Sensor Lamp is the world’s first motion sensing eco lamp. So not only will it only come on for brief periods when it senses movement in the room or area, but it will also use less electricity as it illuminates. It also offers over 8000 hours of light up time, and is fully user customisable in terms of timings and brilliance etc. Now that’s what you call a smart lamp. £15.98. You can use this bulb anywhere as…


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Eco Friendly August 7, 2010 posted by

USB Solar Charging Port Hub – charges, powers, connects and shines

The USB Solar Charging Port Hub works hard all day so you don’t have to. You can plug your flash drives into it as needed, stick it in the sun to recharge the internal battery as an emergency power brick, and even carry it along to LAN parties to demonstrate the versatility of your adapter tips. Oh and it’s also an LED flashlight. Life doesn’t get any finer than this, my peeps, it really doesn’t. $22.00.  The USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch is not only a…


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cool tech August 6, 2010 posted by

Hama Zero Solar Powered Bike – 220 km of travel for just 2 Yen

The Hama Zero Solar Powered Bike can travel for 220 kilometres for a cost of 2 Yen ($0.02). That makes it rather cheap to run, right? Top speed is 72 km/h and it takes 20 days to charge up. We jest, but note that the video does say you use mains power to charge when it’s a cloudy day. Interesting product, and notice the ultra frictionless wheel tech. We could see that in other products soon maybe?  “Here’s the solar panel,…


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cool tech August 5, 2010 posted by

Denmark’s Net-Zero-Energy Home – our homes may have a future as power generators

The Danish Net-Zero-Energy Home shown above may look ordinary but it could transform the way we live in our cheap energy restricted future. The house uses a truck load of high technology allied to cost effective materials like wood to deliver a building that generates more power than it consumes. As you’d expect the building is beautifully designed in that typical Nordic simple style, but alongside the traditional fixtures and fittings you’ll find extensive installations of photovoltaic solar panels, heat pumps, triple…


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Eco Friendly August 2, 2010 posted by

Solar Bicycle Bag – keep your stuff powered up as you move

OK, so you’ll need sunshine, but the idea behind this Solar Bicycle Bag seems cool. Just attach the thing to your bike bar and keep phones, music players, ice cream makers and the like charged up as you roam. It ships with two compartments (plus a wallet type enclosure) and a bunch of different adapters for various handheld devices.  The Solar bicycle bag is composed of a sturdy mesh black nylon material. This Solar bicycle bag has one sturdy adjustable…


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Bookmark This! July 30, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Wireless Webcam – keeping tabs on remote places 24/7

Iain Barclay bought a field one day. And wanted some way to look at it, when he wasn’t there. So he went ahead and built himself a clever Solar Powered Wireless Webcam –  which he calls a FieldCam –  using some off the shelf parts, a 3G cellular phone dongle and router, and a custom circuit board. The result is very cool. He’s stuck the box in the field, and set it up to trickle charge constantly, and power up the…


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cool tech July 29, 2010 posted by

Urbanlit-e 1603 Electric Folding Bicycle – light, small, zippy dippy

This new Urbanlit-e 1603 Electric Bicycle is a Chinese model which actually looks decent, comes with a reasonable spec and appears to come with a reasonable weight of just 19kg all in. Judging from the photos it won’t fold into a very small package, but it’s probably enough to cram into a car when needed. Range is 35km, charging time 5 –  7 hours, and the low price of £646.25 reflects the fact that it’s using a cheaper brush type motor…


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