Posts by tag: eco

Eco Friendly May 25, 2021 posted by

Maxeon Air 330 – these flexible solar panels are a game changer

Solar technology is a revolution happening in slow motion. You forget about them, then all of sudden you realise that some very cool stuff is happening. Take these Maxeon Air 330 flexible solar panels for example. They’re not just bendy, but designed to be fitted to roofs without frames. This is a. big. deal. for solar in general. What most people don’t realise is that most of the cost of installing solar comes from the installation nowadays. The actual panels…

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Maxeon Air 330 – these flexible solar panels are a game changer
Eco Friendly April 21, 2021 posted by

PDK – new kind of plastic can be recycled for ever, at a price

Scientists have come up with a new form of plastic which can be recycled back to a pristine state for resuse a huge number of times. This makes it a big contender to help stop the mountain of plastic trash we waste every day. The new material, PDK – which stands for polydiketoenamines – come with a penalty though. It’s very expensive to make. Something to do with one particular chemical component which costs a lot. However once PDK is…

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PDK – new kind of plastic can be recycled for ever, at a price
Eco Friendly April 5, 2021 posted by

Hempearth – world’s first plane made from hemp aims to fly high

Hempearth, a Canadian cannabis company, has announced plans to build an airplane using hemp as a key component.  There’s little argument that hemp is the wonder plant of the ages. Despite being associated with its naughty cousin, marijuana, hemp has been put to thousands of vital uses over the ages. Not only has it been used for rope, but also fabric, medicine and a super food. But this latest incarnation is taking things to a whole new level.

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Hempearth – world’s first plane made from hemp aims to fly high
Eco Friendly March 22, 2021 posted by

Evanesto – from plastic pots to compost lots

There’s just too much plastic in the world. We’re drowning in it. But an enterprising French company hopes to change all that with the invention of a compound called Evanesto. The enzyme based material is added to conventional PLA plastic at the manufacturing stage, which then turns it into something which can be composted in less than 200 days. Proper compost. The company, called Carbiolice, claim that the enzymes can be used for all forms of plastic packaging, tableware or…

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Evanesto – from plastic pots to compost lots
Eco Friendly March 8, 2021 posted by

ZedPods – modular pre built homes designed to be installed above car parks

Zedpods are a clever new take on modular, ready made housing. The blocks are prefabricated in a huge factory warehouse in central England, then shipped on-site for assembly.  What makes them extra interesting is the fact that one version is designed to sit on top of car parks, using a stilt type system. This leaves the car par open for use by the public, while offering affordable eco housing above. Very neat. The first installation has already gone up in…

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ZedPods – modular pre built homes designed to be installed above car parks
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 February 13, 2019 posted by

New Wash – Forget the shampoo and go totally natural clean

If you’re trying to go properly green and eco, you’ll know that one of  the most difficult things to drop is the less than earth friendly shampoo stuff. Sure there are options which don’t involve strange ingredients and horse hair. But for the most part we’ve been stuck with chemically enhanced products only. Until now.

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New Wash – Forget the shampoo and go totally natural clean
Eco Friendly July 16, 2014 posted by

EcoDrain – stop wasting hot shower water, recycle it to save money and save the planet

We all know that we waste a lot of energy every day. Even while doing the simplest of things like taking a hot shower, we can end up sending a bunch of valuable energy down the drain in the form of still heated waste water. But thankfully there’s now a very cool gadget which will make our shower time more efficient and save money at the same time.

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EcoDrain – stop wasting hot shower water, recycle it to save money and save the planet
cool tech November 1, 2013 posted by

Immerse-A-Clean wand cleans without toxic chemicals

Every household has an array of cleansers tucked into a cabinet somewhere. Most contain harsh chemicals that we’ve become used to using . But there are greener alternatives. The latest of these is the Immerse-A-Clean wand, by Texas-based GenEon Technologies. This industrial cleaning device can turn regular tap water into an effective sanitizer, glass and all-purpose cleaner, using only electricity and a non-toxic catalyst. This is a compact, portable and battery-powered device that uses a bucket or other container that…

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Immerse-A-Clean wand cleans without toxic chemicals
but is it art? June 10, 2011 posted by

Wooden Bulb sheds light differently

Love being different from the rest of the crowd? You won’t go wrong with the Wooden Bulb then, as this unique piece of lighting for your humble abode will feature laser-cut wood that ends up throwing some rather dazzling shadows around your walls whenever they are lit up. This is the brainchild of Barend Hemmes, a South-African born, UK designer, where it intends not only to dazzle you but your guests as well whenever they drop by for the first…

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Wooden Bulb sheds light differently