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Tag: Green

BioLite CampStove Generates Electricity to Charge Your Gadgets

BioLite CampStove Generates Electricity to Charge Your Gadgets
Have you ever been stuck in the wilderness and your devices are about to fail because there is just no way to charge them back up? Check out BioLite’s CampStove, which will allow you to cook or heat your food while charging up your gadgets at the same time.

Mariclaro Upcycled Bags: Made from Airbags, Car Upholstery and Other Weird Stuff

Mariclaro Upcycled Bags: Made from Airbags, Car Upholstery and Other Weird Stuff
I never thought about reusing a spent airbag for much of anything, but it does make sense to upcycle this kind of durable material if you can. Toronto-based Mariclaro makes them all into backpacks and carryalls that are quite different from others that I’ve seen.

Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine: Swap Outside the Box

Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine: Swap Outside the Box
It’s been said many times that we now live in a throw-away culture. If it’s old, throw it out. If it’s not the latest version, trash it. If for some reason you’re not happy with something anymore, then just dispose of it.

XDModo Solar Charger: Window to the Sun

XDModo Solar Charger: Window to the Sun
Solar energy can be considered “green” energy in the sense that it’s readily available and that it doesn’t release pollutants to be generated. Solar cells and batteries aren’t exactly new technology. There are already a lot of released products and gadgets where the sun is their major (and sometimes, only) power source.

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars
I would love one day for solar panels to be efficient enough that they could power electric vehicles, and maybe save me some money on my house electric bill in the Texas summer heat with solar power.

EcoATM Recycles Your Gadgets, Gives You Some Cash While You’re at It

EcoATM Recycles Your Gadgets, Gives You Some Cash While You’re at It
Gadgets like mobile phones and tablets have a quick turnover rate. By that, I mean you can expect a newer version of that cellphone you just bought after a couple of months or so. So if you’re the type who’s always buying new phones and updating your devices, then it’s time you head to the ecoATM nearest you to start recycling your old gadgets.

Bracketron’s GreenZero Chargers Stop Charging at 100% Battery Power

Bracketron’s GreenZero Chargers Stop Charging at 100% Battery Power
People are becoming more and more green these days. And by green, I mean in how conscious they are of how their actions can affect the environment.

The Twist Lunch Bag: Unseal, Microwave, Eat, Reuse

The Twist Lunch Bag: Unseal, Microwave, Eat, Reuse
It’s always a pretty wasteful scene at the office during lunchtime. Colleagues troop into the lunch room, unwrap their lunches that have been packed in either foil, plastic containers, or styrofoam packages that are thrown out after each use.

Gasoline Fuel Cell Breakthrough May Lead to More Efficient Volt-like Cars

Gasoline Fuel Cell Breakthrough May Lead to More Efficient Volt-like Cars
The only car on the market today that uses batteries and a gasoline-powered generator to recharge those batteries while the car moves is the GM Volt. While the Volt is a highly-efficient vehicle when on battery power alone, its not any more efficient than the average car when the gas generator is on.

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders
These cool recycling and storage containers were created by the Italian design studio Flussocreative. They basically look like huge LEGO building blocks.

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick
The winner of this year’s James Dyson Award may not be a high-tech smartphone or some other exciting consumer product, but it is innovative and most importantly very practical. Invented by Edward Linnacre, a student at the Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, the AirDrop Irrigation system condenses water vapor from the surrounding air and turns it into water.

Miniwiz Re-Case: Sustainable iPhone 4/4S Case Made from Trash

Miniwiz Re-Case: Sustainable iPhone 4/4S Case Made from Trash
There are sustainable products, and then there are products that are made from recycled trash. The Miniwiz Re-Case is touted as being 100% made out of trash, which is amazing. The case is made from agricultural waste that stems from rice, which has been added to post-consumer thermo-plastics.

115 Year Old Electric Car Matches the Mileage of a Chevy Volt

115 Year Old Electric Car Matches the Mileage of a Chevy Volt
Sometimes when we think that technology is marching forward, it isn’t as a big of a deal as we thought and you find out that someone has had the technology for years already. Take the Chevy Volt for instance.

Electric DeLorean DMCEV Lacks Flux Capacitor, Still Looks Great (Scott!)

Electric DeLorean DMCEV Lacks Flux Capacitor, Still Looks Great (Scott!)
I can remember when I was very young standing at the window of the local GMC dealer looking at the DeLorean sitting on the showroom floor and thinking it must be the most awesome car in history.

Papernomad Cases: Sustainable Cases and Bags Made Out of Paper

Papernomad Cases: Sustainable Cases and Bags Made Out of Paper
Did you ever think about using paper for cases for your electronic devices? Well, a Vienna-based collected named Papernomad decided to start creating bags, covers, and cases for mobile devices using multiple layers of tear and water-resistant, as well as flame-retardant paper.

BytePac: Recyclable Cardboard USB Hard Drives

BytePac: Recyclable Cardboard USB Hard Drives
It’s true that hard disk enclosures tend to be somewhat disposable, especially as the technology evolves. This cardboard housing is perfect to turn your spare hard disk into an external one. BytePac offers a few different kits to make assembling your hard drive enclosure painless.

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