Idea for X-mas :Re-usable packaging or a scarf
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-25 15:25:49 UTC
Lush sells vintage fabric to Knot-Wrapping their products, which are sold, in most cases, unpacked.
Knot-wrap scarves can then be re-used again and again either as bags, or as fashionable head-scarves / neck-scarves etc. They come in a selection of colours …
EcoFridge uses sun's heat and a little water to cool
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-25 15:21:17 UTC
When most of us think of “solar power,” we think of panels of photovoltaic cells. A refrigerator introduced in 2009 by British student Emily Cummins used a far more literal version of solar power.
Cummins’ refrigerator uses no photovoltaics, no electricity …
Post-consumer recycled plastic outdoor furniture
by: Kelsey Eaton, 2014-11-03 15:58:48 UTC
Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture: Cleaning Up The Ocean Environment
Recycled Plastic All Weather Outdoor Furniture is Eco Friendly, so environmentalists take note! Cleaning up the beach has never been so easy …
Eat your coffee cup
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-03 13:38:06 UTC
First you drink your coffee and then you eat… the cup! Cookie Cup is the edible cup designed by Enrique Luis Sardi together with the team at the Lavazza Training Centre and Cataldo Parisi, head chef of the confectioner’s kitchen at Number 10 San Tommaso. …
Plastic island cleanup machine; prototype is funded
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-09-15 15:48:43 UTC
Ever since the plastic pollution problem gained widespread attention at the beginning of this century, there have been many ideas for cleaning the plastic islands in the oceans up. But these all involved vessels and nets that would ‘fish’ for plastic. Not …
Sugar and Spice a modular shoe for parts replacement and recycling
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-08-21 14:07:31 UTC
Despite its groundbreaking premise, the Sugar & Spice hasn’t been the roaring success that Patagonia had hoped it would be. The first—and so far, only—shoe of its kind in the ethical activewear brand’s stable, the otherwise unassuming Mary Jane features …
Revolutionary cordless 100W vacuum cleaner
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-08-14 17:44:36 UTC
I happen to have done a bit of research in sustainable value of vacuum cleaners lately so I keep my eyes open for new sustainable vacuum clean solutions. And here is an interesting new stick vacuum cleaner; the AirRAM by Gtech.
Typical vacuum cleaners …
No-emission commuter; foldable lightweight electric bike
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-08-12 12:39:33 UTC
Gocycle is a lightweight electric two-wheeler that combines on-demand power, portability and city-specific design innovations for an easy and no-emission commute.
Gocycle’s entire frame and wheels are injection-moulded in a high-tech and lightweight …
Assunta Chair raises us
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-07-09 16:55:55 UTC
The aging process brings about a natural decline in muscle tone and bone density that contributes to decreased mobility, stability, strength and endurance. Actions that are taken for granted can become more difficult with age. Simply standing up from a …
Heating buildings with ice
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-06-12 13:17:38 UTC
Solareis (solar-ice in english) is a heating/cooling system technology that combines five renewable energy sources; sun, air, earth warmth, water and ice.
How does it work? Underneath the building a hugh vat of water/ice is build which stores the solar …