What you will do when your pencil are too small to actually write with? Most probably, dump it in the trash. Three MIT students think it is a huge waste considering there are 15 billion pencils made each year. Hence, they created a multifunctional alternative called Sprout Pencil. In place of an eraser, the wooden pencils have a biodegradable capsule containing a mixture of seeds and peat. So when you wear a pencil down to a stub, you can simply place the instrument in a pot of soil and grow lavender, basil, sunflowers, tomatoes, green peppers, and more. By doing this, an expired product is literally giving birth to a new form of life. What a brilliant ideas! These eco-friendly pencils are quite populate in Europe and now, you can get them in America as well. 8 plant-able pencils for $18 is not that cheap. But if you consider all the other values it adds on and want to be part of this sustainable activity, you can get it on amazon.
Every minute, there are 90, 000 plastic bottles are thrown away. You can be part of the solution by using a reusable container, like a water bottle. Here, we rounded up 9 Cool Water Bottles to help you stay hydrate in style. From the compressible pocket size water bottle to infuser water bottle, from bottle with filter function to bottle with extra storage. Hope these water bottles can help you hydrate in style while going green.
1. HYDAWAY: A Pocket-Sized Water Bottle [kickstarter]
Hydaway, the collapsible bottle can store up to 600 ml (21oz) in its food-grade silicone, but collapses to just over 3.2 cm (1.25in) in height when not in use. HYDAWAY is a handy alternative to disposable plastic water bottles – it folds down easily to fit in almost any pocket!
HALO is a concept house designed by a group of Swedish students from Chalmers University. It is a group of Swedish students from Chalmers University. Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. Its curvy roof is made from monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic covered with a high strength polymer. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away from the growing trend of social isolation. HALO can accommodate 4 people who bedroom located at the both ends of the house. The middle part is the shared technical area – kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. Based on the notion that a shared house should have double the amount of communal space than usual, shared study area and dinning area are located at the large semicircle area.
Airwheel’s self-balancing units were designed to be lightweight and convenient. It is not only portable, but it is environmentally friendly and completely hands free to operate. Similar to the Electric Car, the Airwheel is the cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to using a car for any short distance journeys. The device regenerates energy back into the battery, when going downhill or slowing down, just like an eco car. Easy to use, efficient and fun! [buy on amazon]