Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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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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Eco Friendly October 1, 2009 posted by

Solar Powered Courtesy Light – great for security

The Solar Powered Courtesy Light is a great stand-alone fixture for those dark areas near garages, walkways or front porches. No more fumbling for keys in the dark! With solar panels to charge internal batteries the LED light gives over 26 feet of bright light, equal to a 60 watt bulb, and provides 60 seconds of light when triggered by walking in its 100 degree infrared motion detection field, or turn its 3-way switch to “on” for all-night security. Easily…


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Eco Friendly September 29, 2009 posted by

Solar Powered Battery Charger Box – aka the slowest charger in the world

This Solar Powered Battery Charger Box will power up your AAA or AA cells in three to five days depending on available sunlight. Now we’re not saying that speed is everything, OK, we’re just thinking that maybe you’ll need to start planning your flashlight requirements if you’re gonna invest in one of these puppies. Let’s see, we’ll need to go down to the basement sometime next week, clear skies permitting… $39.00.   Solar 2A/3A Battery Charger Box # Charge up 3…


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Eco Friendly September 21, 2009 posted by

Veggie Trader – the newest green exchange

Is your garden over producing this year? Got more tomatoes, zucchini or fresh herbs than you can possibly eat or give away? Never fear – Veggie Trader is here! Founded by East and West Coast foodies in the US, this novel start-up trading group has signed up over 7,000 folks so far. You can buy, sell or trade Nature’s bounty. For a free resource of local produce, this sounds like a real winner! It’s local, affordable and sustainable, but we’ve…


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cool tech September 1, 2009 posted by

Cooladio Solar Cooler – bringing technology and picnics together

The Picnic Plus Cooladio Solar Cooler keeps food cool AND charges those electronic gadgets we just can’t live without. A nifty food and beverage thermal-insulated cooler, the Cooladio also has a built-in solar-power docking station, great for charging up your MP3 player. With two speakers and headphones, it’s the perfect outdoor-techie lover’s dream. US$84.99. Via Chip Chick. The Cooladio solar cooler from Picnic Plus is a thermal foil-insulated cooler and a solar-power docking station in one! You can plug in…


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Eco Friendly August 31, 2009 posted by

Solar Powered Hanging Plant Basket Rotator – A gardeners dream come true

Gardeners rejoice! Now you can have the best of all worlds – great plants that rotate automatically to catch the sun. The Solar Powered Hanging Plant Basket Rotator uses a weatherproof, timer and internal solar cell to power the weight-activated turning mechanism. Attach a plant to the basket and the carousel rotates 360 degrees twice a day. Totally solar powered, there are no batteries to change and it holds up to 12kg (27 lbs). Great for heavier plants, especially when…


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