Amongst the types of e-waste, batteries might be most common. Moreover, the might also be the most toxic. They contain metals like cadmium, lead, lithium, and mercury among others. Although their amount in a single battery isn’t much. However, when billion of such batteries find their way into landfills they end causing a huge amount of atmospheric pollution. It’s because they also release greenhouse gases. Furthermore, if they accidentally find their way into the drinking water, they make it poisonous. However, at least when it comes to products like flashlights, an eco-friendly solution is possible. You can always opt for a water-powered flashlight. In fact, you can even make one.
Most of the world’s airport are wonders of architecture, but they also leave tremendous carbon footprints. This when we add to the magnanimous carbon footprint of air travel, becomes a huge amount. However, things are changing now. We are making the switch to eco-friendly air travel. Even people are doing what they can to make their air journey more sustainable. Architects are coming up with some of the greenest airports in the world. In fact, even some of the existing airports are taking steps in the right direction.
Flying is no doubt one of the most expensive areas of traveling while also being the most impactful on the environment. In a bid to reduce these issues, a number of airports around the world have started taking on several ‘green’ initiatives to make their buildings greener and eco-friendlier. Here are 10 such airports around the world which have gained rave reviews for their sustainable initiatives.
Although the first supercomputers might not stand a chance even against the smartphones of today, nevertheless, they too have evolved like everything else. With their supernatural computational and analytical abilities, they light the way for the computers of the coming generation. However, just like their abilities, the requirements of the supercomputers are also extreme. Even simple computers have high electricity requirements. Supercomputers take this to a brand new level. You need a range of air conditioners, coolants to keep them cool. Add to that their operational costs and you have a very huge carbon footprint. Nevertheless, so as to one day make more computers of this capacity for commercial purposes, companies are coming up eco-friendly supercomputers to tackle this problem.
Dubai can also be dubbed as the city of architectural marvels. Here creativity and design goes to a new level altogether. Nowhere in the world can we see as magnanimous works modern architecture than in Dubai. It is more than just Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. There’s much more to it. Moreover, it isn’t just all about modern architecture, the same is true when it comes to green architecture marvels. Even in this relatively new trend, Dubai is amongst the leaders in the world. Let us check out 20 marvels of sustainable architecture proposed for Dubai that are set to make it an inspiration for the rest of the world.
It’s the 21st Century and now we are using all sorts of building materials. In fact, there are designers around the world who even ancient building materials like rammed earth, etc. However, one trend that we all should support is architecture technique that uses recycled materials. Can you imagine an entire house made up of recycled materials? Yes, you heard it correct. You no longer have to seek a construction material firm to find building materials for your house. Now, you can even go to the nearest junk dealer for the same. Apart from being inexpensive, these eco-friendly building materials have many other added advantages as well. Given below is an introduction to most fantastically designed houses. All these are made out of reclaimed materials and are therefore extremely sustainable.
Green houses are in. People not only want to to make their houses carbon-positive, but they also want them to consist of eco-friendly or recycled building materials. In a world that is buckling under environmental degradation, sustainability might be our last hope. Nevertheless, it isn’t as if we are doing sacrifice by opting for such houses. When you look at how elegant these eco-friendly homes can be, you know that it is just a choice, and that too a good one.
If you are an eco-conscious traveler, you always make sure that at least your residence is eco-friendly. There are a lot of travel destinations around the world, where such places are difficult to find. However, it is not so in Japan. Japan is an eco-friendly country. Therefore, there is no dearth of sustainable accommodation in Japan. The country has so much to offer that you might find it difficult to make a choice. Nevertheless, while plenty of them exist, only a few offer the best service. Here we list the top five eco lodges in Japan that will make your stay something to remember.
If you thought that newspapers are just meant for reading, then you are absolutely wrong. You can use old newspaper for gazzilion other things once you have read them. They are perfect glass cleaners, natural pest killers, packing material, etc. However, nowadays eco-conscious individuals are also using them creatively. They are using old newspapers to create furniture, lamps, houses and whatnot. Take a look at these products made using old newspapers. We are sure they would amaze you.
Reduce, recycle and reuse, these not only help you save the environment but help you save money too. Furthermore, by doing so, you are not making compromises in any way. In terms of aesthetics and functionality, recycled products look at least as good as normal products, if not better. In addition, just like normal products, these products too have designers versions. To mention a few, here is a cool sustainable wall hanging and other products made of recycled paper.
With the widespread use of recycled materials, there is no reason why the ubiquitous wallpaper should be deprived of its share of recycled components. Adorning the walls with wallpapers made from recycled materials is one of the hottest trends in interior decorations.
There are many types of recycled materials that are ideal for these wallpapers. In fact, you yourself can learn and make a wallpaper consisting of recycled glass, paper or cardboard. The difficulty level of these depends upon how creative you are. For inspiration, you can take a look at these creative designs by both professional designers and amateurs.