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.
Countries like Scotland are leading the world by example. It is making the switch to renewable sources of energy for good. Although it aims to go 100% on renewable energy by 2020, even right now it isn’t far behind. At present, Scotland generates about 70% of its energy from renewable resources. However, it wouldn’t be possible if the country didn’t utilize its potential for tidal energy. As a part of its great multi turbine tidal energy plan, the country aims to further their present efforts by putting a 150-ton turbine under the sea. This turbine, while in operation, would generate energy for up to 1000 homes.
Tidal Energy Company Atlantis is the largest of its kind in Europe. And right now it is focusing on completing a four-phased MeyGen Tidal Energy Project in coasts of Scotland. The project is one of a kind Multi Turbine Tidal Energy field that will be powering nearly 175,000 Scotland houses after its completion. Right now the project is in the first phase of its development but it has already received a funding of €37 million from EU for its second phase. Here are some interesting facts that you might want to know about it.
For any home, installing solar panels can be relatively new; however it is becoming a popular home improvement project for many homes in North America. With solar panel installation, you can surely boost value of your property and also provide lots of savings in your energy bill over a period of time and the cost of the project can be recovered within few years and yet many people avoid taking up the project, as they think it is a daunting task. For making your installation of solar panel much easier at your home, there are 9 things that you must consider:
A lot of households are opting to install solar panels on their rooftops in order to conserve energy and reduce their environmental impact. Although solar panels are energy efficient, they come with one serious issue, extreme fragility. Solar panels can easily break or get damaged, with the main reasons being rocks, hailstorms, bullets, broken glass or even a fall.
Most of us have a few colorful tablecloths lying around the house that we simply don’t have the heart to dispose. Well, here’s a simple project that can help you transform these useless tablecloth into useful and really beautiful rugs you can spread out on the floor. Take a look at the DIY steps below for the same purpose.
Do you love to bike your way to your office? Often it is a good idea, but if the route is too long, or you have to bike uphill, it becomes very cumbersome. Now you need not worry. Smart and responsive wheels are soon coming in the market, which transform an ordinary bicycle into an electric hybrid bike.