SCIENCE & TECH BLOG
Taking care of the ecosystem, making a feasible contribution to improving the state of the environment is not just a fashionable trend. The understanding of responsibility for the fate of the planet that suffers greatly from human economic activities gradually enters people's minds.
Paper sheets for food preservation, furniture from algae, sand power lamp - inventors generate a lot of eco-ideas and successfully implement them.
For many years, man behaved in nature like a bull in a China shop. It is time to correct old mistakes and try not to allow new ones. We began to realize the need to save valuable raw materials and resources. People need to learn to be caring friends for nature. Eco-invention will help us in accomplishing these goals.
Dutch company Studio Nienke Hoogvliet presented unique furniture that will appeal to all lovers of the seas and oceans. The inventors made a table and chair from seaweed and an environmentally safe bioplastic. The latter was used for the legs of the chair and table. The cellulose extracted from brown algae became the basis for a yarn to create upholstery. By the way, as the developers note, the fabric for the upholstery was woven by hand. Moreover, even the paint for this furniture was made from kelp. The inventors are confident that even if the furniture is subsequently simply thrown into a landfill, it will not pollute the environment with metals, paints and any other harmful impurities during decomposition.
Bamboo is a plant designed to save the world. During the day, bamboo can grow up to one meter. In 4 years bamboo can become a mature plant that can be used for different purposes. In order to be able to use the wood of most species of trees, it is necessary to “wait” for at least 25 years.
Besides the fact that bamboo wood is an excellent building material, it can be used to produce high-quality clothing that has excellent thermostatic and antibacterial properties. The manufacturing of bamboo clothing does not require the use of chemicals and bamboo-derived products are readily biodegradable.
Sand Power Lamp
The design concept of a lamp, which clearly demonstrates environmentally friendly production of electricity through the use of the basic laws of physics is completely astonishing!
The principle of operation of this lamp is an excellent example of green design - the inaudible fall of sand grains is such a natural process that the light emitted by the lamp seems to be its natural accompaniment.
The idea of the lighting device which would have the necessary functionality and did not bring harm to the environment belonged to Danielle Trofe. The Sand Powered Lamp works like an hourglass, using sand pouring as an energy source for lighting. The work of a sand floor lamp, as well as a desk lamp, still requires a little human intervention. The emitted light is produced by using the kinetic energy of the falling sand - the sand generates energy, which is then converted into electricity to power the LED lamps. When the sand ends, in order to re-activate the lighting the user just turns the lamp.
Lamps do not require any additional energy consumption and do not pollute the environment.
Fenugreen Fresh Paper Produce Saver Sheets have a pleasant maple aroma and can keep food fresh up to four times longer. No more mold, rotten food, bacteria, and wasted money! The 27-year-old American Kavita Shukla from Cambridge, Massachusetts, guessed to impregnate the cellulose with a special composition of spices.
For those who cannot afford to buy a fridge for long-term storage of food, every bite of food is valuable. This paper consists of spices and naturally does not let the products rot for a long time.
Every day, high-tech eco-innovations do not cease to amaze us. While we see a certain exoticism in some of them, after a more detailed analysis, the expediency of their implementation and tremendous benefits for humans and the environment are obvious.
“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.” Barry Commoner