Going green is all about making changes in our lives to ensure a better future for the environment and for ourselves. In this article from Living Green Magazine, you are shown a few products that look like they are right out of Star Trek. So it just goes to show ya, the future is looking green.
Crazy Eco Cleaning Gadgets
The concept of Eco-Cleaning is a current trend with people looking to move away from chemicals and toward more natural innovative solutions.
This article highlights some highly innovation cleaning devices that may become part of every house in the future—and some that you can buy now to tackle life chores with a lower environmental impact.
Futuristic Washing Machine
The Renew, designed by Louis Filosa for Electrolux, makes use of RFID and infrared scanners that detect deficiencies in the fabric (fade, tears, etc) and suggests new clothing options as well. The smart home appliance also includes an OLED touchscreen interface, and Wi-Fi allows for easy navigation and updating. All you need to do is swipe your dirty clothes between the two steam blades, like a credit card, and get ready-to-wear clothes within no time. (Source)
Door Handle with Self-Sterilization System
With door handles and knobs being bacteria breeding grounds for microscopic germs to live, in residential and commercial properties, this product sees to eradicate them with UV light. Using UV light instead of chemicals is eco-friendly and allows for sterilisation throughout the day, reducing common communicable diseases. How many door handles have you touched today? (Source)
Eco-Friendly Cardboard Vacuum Cleaner
Designed by Jake Tyler a UK student, the eco-friendly vacuum cleaner is constructed from its own packaging, including the wheels! Jack gave the following insight into creating the eco-friendly vacuum cleaner: “Environmental stability was in at forefront of the design and that is why I used cardboard. Most consumer electrics need to be taken to a landfill site, my idea was to have something recyclable and you can build it yourself, so you feel part of the product.” (Source)
The Washup washing machine-toilet was designed by Sevin Coskun. With space becoming limited and more uses being found for grey water (water that is not clean enough for human consumption) this gadget uses the grey water from the washing machine to flush the toilet. Saving space , water and cleaning this product ticks 3 Eco boxes! (Source)
Using two individual washing containers the orbital splits the washing into colours and whites. The ball filled with dirty clothes is then placed into the washing machine to be washed.
Once the drum is inserted into the machine the drive rotates the drum and the weight of the clothes spinning would then rotate the orbital ball around in another directions. As the drum rotates in all directions a centrifugal force is acting on the drum. As the drum spins it forces the clothes to stick to the inner sides of the drum allowing the water to pass through and efficiently washes the clothes.
In a conventional washing machine a large amount of energy is needed to drive the drum through the water, however in orbital the water is pumped through and sprayed out on to the drum through a shower which surrounds the tub. The drum would require less energy to spin through the water and less water is needed as it is being continually pumped around and sprayed. (Source)
Air Clean Balls
The Air Clean ball purifies the air around the device by using a form of ionisation. This ionisation is in the form of a photocatalyst complex, which sterilises the air particles. This does not freshen the air by releasing chemicals, but uses the internal filter to purify, removing viruses and bacteria. This could be the fruit bowl of the future. (Source)