In this revolutionized world, everyday increase in pollution and population are having dangerous impact on the environment. We need to look forward for the concepts that help in preserving the environment, as it is becoming a great concern to save our planet. Some inventors are putting forward their ideas based on environmental impact. Some of these ideas are excellent, and some are a bit quirky. Here are some weird concepts that have the motive of lowering their carbon footprints. Some of these ideas are commercial products, and some continue to live as designs and concepts.
Hoyoung Lee has put forward the concept of the Pencil printer as an alternative to conventional printers. The printer uses the lead of the pencil to print the documents. Not only this, printer contains an eraser to erase any mistake enabling you to reuse the paper. This pencil printer not only saves the money, but embodies the ideas of recycle and reuse since paper from the printer can be put to other uses once its job is done.
Designer Tommaso Colia has designed eco-drop shower that prevents wastage of water indirectly preserving water resources. These beautiful eco drop shower are created in the form of concentric rings and reminds you to stop showering if you take too long.
Ghost shaped light switch
It is very important to teach your kids that how important it is to conserve resources and energy. Designed by Tim Holley, this ghost shaped light switch designed especially for the kids is a reminder of much energy they have wasted by leaving the lights on. If the switch color changes to green, it means that a lot of energy is saved. If the electricity stays on for hours, then it turns looking like it is shocked. If the switch stays on for more than eight hours, it changes its color to red to show its displeasure.
Biodegradable coffins are becoming a latest trend for eco friendly funerals and green burials. These coffins are made from the material like paper, formaldehyde-free plywood, fair trade certified bamboo and hand woven willow. These materials easily degrade in nature with time compared to ordinary that do not degrade or take a long time.
White Goat machine
There is waste paper generated in the office during work and cannot be reused from any way. As we all know several trees are cut down to make paper, and wasting paper will lead to cutting down of more trees to generate new paper. Reusing is a far superior idea. White goat is a great alternative. The concept reuses discarded paper and changes them to toilet paper. All it requires is to insert about 40 sheets of paper and within 30 minutes, you will have freshly made roll paper. The machine shreds the paper and soaks it in the water, then dries it out and winds it in the form of a roll.
Carpet made of Moss
The moss carpet designed La chanh Nguyens that brings nature to your bathroom. This bathmat features forest moss, island moss and ball moss. Itrequires low maintenance and consists of recycled latex foam. Your bathroom is the best location for the moss carpet, as it requires humid surroundings to keep the moss healthy.
With the increase in temperature the level of global warming is increasing due to which the glaciers are melting and the sea level is increasing. Keeping this issue as a major focus, architect Vincent Callebaut designed the Lilypads as an alternative. Lilypads are floating cities that can accommodate about 50,000. These eco cities will be designed using polyester fiber and features three mountain and marinas.
Our planet is calling for our attention, as the increasing day-by-day threat to the environment we need to look up for alternatives. The concepts and ideas mentioned here are small steps in the direction to a cleaner living.