The world’s society is slowly awakening to the idea of utilizing the natural and sustainable means of nature to produce a variety of resources and generate electrical energy. Today, we have taken the time to list some of the newest environmentally-friendly creations of mankind. Let’s kick it off!
Enter, the portable water turbine – an invention that is no larger than the medium-sized refrigerator, can be placed in a river or a stream and it will generate electrical energy needed to power a two-story house.
It is an all-known fact that constructing wind turbines is a very expensive and hard process; with the latest innovation in designs, however, a newer type of smaller, more efficient turbines appeared in a number of countries.
Plastic pollution has been one of the major modern issues of our age, and scientists work hard day and night to deliver a viable solution. Recent discoveries in the chemistry sector have allowed us to see bottles and packaging made from seaweed, rice-fibre, and other organic materials.
Last year, scientists have revealed a few working prototypes of solar panels that are… transparent! The idea behind them is to install them as window panes on skyscrapers and office buildings in order to produce a sustainable and green “smart” urban environment.
While not exactly a very recent technology, LED lights saw their biggest commercialization in the past two years. The interesting fact is, that LED lights are much more efficient than any of their counterparts and use 75% less electrical energy!
Water purifiers, sun cookers, solar battery chargers – these and many other devices are starting to enter the mainstream market as being efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions to everyday needs.
Old phones, computers, batteries and other old and obsolete technology contains a lot of toxic metals and chemicals which will find their way in a landfill if not taken care of properly. An “eco ATM” was introduced, where people can leave their old phone there, and receive some money for it!
In the world of agriculture, farms have been developed that use a small amount of space and soil to produce large quantities of food. The efficiency factor is so large, that when compared to a specific yield of food grown in a field, the vertical crop would use 92% fewer resources!
The world’s plant-life has outstanding and unique properties. If you like wearing leather, you will definitely love Pinatex – what’s eco-friendly about it? It’s made entirely out of Pineapple fibre.
Air pollution has been a challenge that many large cities face on a daily basis, and one invention can change that and benefit society more. The Air Tower is a large structure which is placed in the most air polluted areas, and filters the air – the waste is used for the making of construction bricks and ink.
Every single day, there are newer eco-friendly inventions that await in line to be patented and introduced into the mainstream market. Even while some of them aren’t exactly available in the commercial sense of the word, a lot of pioneers are using their own prototypes and refine their design and efficiency. Besides the examples listed above, there are a plethora of new and interesting eco-innovations that are destined to make our world better!