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The SmartCart Is Not Only Smart But Eco-friendly As Well

Shopping can now be eco-friendly as well with the numerous products available for shoppers to practice sustainable shopping like the SmartCart, a shopping cart that offers a more practical and ecological way of shopping.

SmartCart
SmartCart

The SmarCart can be used with the EcoBag, with the normal shopping basket, or with the shoppers’ personal shopping bag. This one sleek and ecological shopping cart has the minimalistic design, thus saves a lot of space, as it can be stored easily in one corner of the store. The SmarCart has three layers allowing shoppers to separate perishables from not, thus promotes a clean and sanitary shopping experience.

Source: Mauricio Noronha

Enjoy Fresh Air Indoor And Install The Parasite Farm Inside Your Home

If you think that collecting your biodegradable wastes, put it all together, and wait for organic farmers to collect it, it is now time for you to know the Parasite Farm. This planter will let you have your own little farm inside your home consuming your own biodegradable wastes. Thus, you don’t need to wait for the garbage truck or collector to knock on your door.

Parasite Farm
Parasite Farm
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Eco-Bin: Holding Your Trash Sustainably

If we can get rid of plastic shopping or grocery bag, let us just find some other ways to have it useful in a more eco-friendly way. Recycling them can be one of the best things to do. The Eco-bin is a green design from a Filipino designer Stephen Reon Francisco. This eco-design will work best if collaborated with your plastic shopping and grocery bags and reused as a garbage bag. The bin is stackable and is available in many different colors. Using this bin is effortless; as you only have to insert the plastic bag, install it to keep in place with the help of the slits in the bin. When the bag is full, simply pull it off and discard when your garbage truck arrives.

Eco Bin

Source: Stephen Reon Francisco

Ballena: Yan Eco-friendly Sea Bus

Presumably, majority of us have experienced riding in a bus. Designer Yu Hiraoka has created an extraordinary bus that one can ride in a sustainable manner called the Ballena. What made this bus extremely different is it being a Sea Bus. In addition to that, the Ballena Sea Bus is sustainable enough as it is electric powered, thus will not produce carbon emission like those of gas powered sea vehicles. With a shape inspired by a whale, the Ballena has the ability to transport up to 60 passengers at a time. Hope this concept will come into fruition and will be available in many islands across the globe.

Ballena EV Eco Sea Bus
Ballena EV Eco Sea Bus
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Know Your Electricity Usage With Philips Eco Indicator

We all want a good amount of savings when it comes to our electricity bill. However, only a few of us have the right knowledge on how one can reduce electricity usage and maintain a good level of it. The Philips Eco Indicator will surely be an answer to those who lacks enough discipline in keeping their electricity usage at a moderate mode. This indicator will help users know the amount energy used by a certain appliance they have by simply attaching the Philips Eco Indicator to that particular appliance. The eco-benefit of this indicator does not end in knowing the energy usage and keep it at a minimum level. It is also made of biodegradable and recyclable material and requires no battery to operate.

Philips Eco Indicator
Philips Eco Indicator
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Eco Bathroom: Recycles The Water From Your Basin

I have seen various eco-friendly bathroom designs already but the Eco-bathroom by Michael Passos is somewhat different among others. Yes, we have seen many designs that recycled water from the washbasin but this one looks clean. No complete details are yet out but as you look at the photos, it looks elegant enough to be on your modern bathroom with its glossy finish and seamless design. You can easily match it with your other modern fixtures, as it looks modern and elegant like today’s modern bathroom fixture designs. This bathroom design will not only gives you comfort and style but also will help you save money on your water bill and of course, helps conserve water and save mother earth.

Eco Bathroom
Eco Bathroom
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E1 Ecodrive: A Sustainable Vehicle For The Handicapped

I was surprised seeing designs that aims to care not only for the environment but also to the people itself. The E1 Ecodrive is just one of it. With its name suggests, the E1 Ecodrive is a sustainable Taxi where people who are physically challenged were able to drive. It is also designed to be eco-efficient and thus, good to the environment. Designed by Jose Rivera, Jaime Moreno, Oscar Luna, Oscar Jimenez, and Juan Aguilar, the E1 Ecodrive will not only give life to our destroyed environment but also to our almost hopeless physically ill and challenged brothers and sisters across the globe.

E1 Eco-drive
E1 Eco-drive
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The V50 Hybrid Yacht: For A Clean Air And Clean Sea

Cruising is fun adventure and a great way to getaway the hassles of the city life. However, isn’t it even better if we will do it with care to the environment? The V50 Hybrid Yacht is a project from Vismara that has the aim to achieve the Sea Clean, Air Clean motto. The V50 is a hybrid yacht, thus will run through its lithium batteries. It also has the regeneration system, which will get self-sufficient energy while the electric engine propels as the V50 sails.

V50 Hybrid Yacht
V50 Hybrid Yacht
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Potenza: A Sustainable Four Wheel Bike

Bike or bicycle is obviously a sustainable transportation solution every time anytime and anywhere. We normally see bikes or bicycles in two wheels but the Potenza made a difference through it four huge wheels creating a look similar to classic car designs. What made this design different to the traditional bikes we known and the common cars is the hybrid technology the designer had applied to it. This bike design has the ability to store the energy produced in pedaling and when the driver is tired enough to pedal, he or she can make use of the energy stored and reach the destination with ease.

Potenza Bike

Potenza Bike

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Moving Platform: A Timesaver High-Speed Train

Nobody wants to wait for the next train schedule for long. The Moving Platform is a high-speed train concept that will answer all the worries we have in mind when changing trains like the long wait, the waste of energy that each train has consumed in slowing down and accelerating during stops. The Moving Platform is a high-speed train that will allow passengers to change train while in motion. Scary isn’t it? The local train will dock to the fast moving platform and allow passengers to transfer through its fully integrated network. This design will surely saves a lot of energy since the trains don’t need to stop and will also help passengers save so much of their time and reach their destination in a much less travel period.

Moving Platform
Moving Platform
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