X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Gaon Street Light/Wastebasket Turns Trash Into Flash

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Designed by Haneum Lee, the Gaon street light/wastebasket concept composts biodegradable waste and uses the methane by-product to power its light, saving energy and eliminating waste while lighting the streets. It’s a bright idea – or is it?

gaon street light wastebasket 1

I like how one simple gadget can help solve a couple of environmental issues, but I’m not too sure if the Gaon can be turned into a real product. For starters, how much trash is needed to produce a decent amount of methane, and how long will it take before the trash produces the gas? And remember, only biodegradable waste will produce the methane, but in urban areas a large part of the waste comes in the form of plastic, glass and other non-biodegradable materials.

gaon street light wastebasket 2

Still, Lee is onto something here. You think a version of the Gaon could work in real life?

[via Yanko Design via DVICE]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Gillian says:

    I could see a homeowner version working better than a public one. A lot of people use green bins and composters already. Imagine if you could use them to run your patio lights.

More from Awesomer Media...

Sven Helbig: Abendglühen

Sven Helbig: Abendglühen

Brass Jack Desktop Puzzle

Brass Jack Desktop Puzzle

The Top 10 Cars from Sci-Fi Movies

The Top 10 Cars from Sci-Fi Movies

Tesla P100D Ludicrous + Mode Is Insanely Fast

Tesla P100D Ludicrous + Mode Is Insanely Fast

Reality Gets an Upgrade in iBoy Trailer

Reality Gets an Upgrade in iBoy Trailer

Mattel WWE Mutant Action Figures

Mattel WWE Mutant Action Figures

Advertisement