Ecological inventions seek to cover human needs while minimizing the environmental impact. They are the result of awareness and the need to do things differently. They are an example of commitment to our planet.
The misuse of technologies has generated innumerable challenges for sustainability and environmental conservation. Paradoxically, the current industrial and commercial development, the greatest in all of our history, has put the balance of the Earth at risk. This is one of the problems that most worries fathers and mothers. Possibly on more than one occasion, you have considered what kind of future awaits the children in your family environment. Those?
The environmental challenges we face are not minor and must be taken seriously. That is why quick and effective solutions are urgently needed. In this post, we invite you to get to know them and we propose some solutions that you can apply in your own home. Take good notes!
We are looking forward to showing you some ecological inventions that will surprise you. But first, we cannot forget the reasons why environmentally responsible products and services are so significant: human activities generate an environmental footprint.
Let’s talk about the most serious of all, climate change, which is reflected not only in the increase in temperatures and the alteration of natural cycles but also in the difficulties of peasant families to carry out their work. And this situation inevitably affects the most defenseless people, the sons, and daughters of these families.
Did you know that climate change is one of the main causes of poverty in the world? Every year, millions of people flee their places of residence due to droughts, deforestation, and the scarcity of natural resources, which are the breeding ground for perfect for social inequality, food crises, and wars. Can you imagine how the lack of drinking water or lack of food would affect the lives of your family or your friends?
Philip Alston, United Nations special rapporteur for poverty and human rights, points out that this phenomenon is a threat to fundamental rights and democracy. Increasing current inequality and poverty. The wealthiest population, responsible to a greater extent for greenhouse gas emissions, has more capacity to adapt to climate change.
Governments, institutions, authorities, organizations, and citizens, in general, must assume a more active role in this regard. It is necessary to deploy all the resources that are within our reach to curb challenges such as climate change, the scarcity of natural resources, and pollution.
Below, we discover 5 planet-friendly inventions and give you some tips to start turning the problem around. You will see that all is not lost!
Well used, technology can become a great ally in preserving the environment. More and more professionals from various fields of science are specializing in the design of specific solutions. But that… what does it translate to?
Essentially, the objective of these projects is to mitigate the impact of human activity on the environment. These are creative inventions and easy to apply. Let’s review some of the most innovative in various parts of the world.
In South Korea, an engineer committed to reducing global pollution devised a unique method of printing documents. Instead of using traditional chemicals and dyes, your printer uses coffee grounds to fix the contents on the paper. This initiative can be of great help in reducing the manufacture of chemicals of this type and, at the same time, the use of traditional printer cartridges. What we don’t know is if the coffee they use is Fair Trade!
The technique, baptized as “Kranthout”, has been developed by a Dutch furniture brand that processes old newspaper until it becomes a compact material ideal for the construction of pieces, which seen from afar are no different from traditional wood. . If it becomes popular, it would be a viable alternative to curb deforestation and its effects. That would be great news!
It is a machine that converts plastic bags into oil, which, in turn, can be reused as fuel. The device generates a liter of oil for every kilo of plastic bags and, despite its high cost, it hopes to be projected as an alternative to reduce fuel pollution in the world. The idea has been developed by a Japanese company. Let’s remember that plastic is one of the materials that take the longest to decompose, so we hope that this initiative prospers!
Mobile phones, especially smartphones, consume a large amount of electrical energy by recharging almost daily. To break this trend, the German Fraunhofer Institute has developed a phone with built-in solar panels, which means it can be recharged by exposing itself to sunlight for two to three hours. If the initiative is extended, the challenge will be to change the habits of users, who generally recharge their mobiles at night. This will contribute to the saving of electrical energy and the use of fewer resources in its production. We will get it?
Smoking is one of the most polluting actions that exist. Not only because of the amount of smoke it causes but because of cigarette butts, which take about fifteen years to decompose. Currently, several companies are working on the design of a cigarette made with biodegradable filters and inside which there are wildflower seeds, which guarantees its degradation in just a few weeks. Air and environmental pollution are one of the main causes of the displacement of thousands of people in the world each year. It’s worth it!
The human being has the power to preserve or destroy his environment. With the time we have been leaving in the background innovations that, traditionally, have helped us to improve our daily lives and that also help the planet. Why don’t we get them back?
It is a sustainable transport vehicle whose displacement does not require the use of fossil fuels. In addition, it is also healthy for the passenger. Well, it allows you to exercise while moving from one place to another.
It is a container designed to preserve bread. It helps prevent it from spoiling and ending up in the trash and, therefore, avoids food waste!
Cloth bread bags perform a similar function. You can make one by reusing textiles. Check our DIY.
It is a traditional clay container of our culture, which allows the liquid it contains to be kept fresh. With it, you will not need the use of electricity to enjoy the freshness of the water.
Formerly, when refrigerators did not exist, this was the designated space in homes to preserve fresh food. It did not require the use of electrical energy, so it was a more natural way of preserving products.
We find a similar idea in countries like Canada where it was usual to store them in underground constructions.
If you think about it, you can find many other eco-friendly objects that we have been moving. For example, the mesh fabric bags that, fortunately, accompany us again in our daily purchases, or the fan, a more respectful method of refrigeration that does not require the use of energy to alleviate the heat. If you want more ideas on how to live more sustainably, read on and discover them!
No, they are not examples from a science fiction movie, they are real inventions that, if implemented in our daily lives, would contribute to improving the state of the planet and, therefore, guarantee our well-being.
While we wait for them, remember that there are hundreds of daily actions that you can do without even realizing it to reduce your environmental footprint.
With families like yours, who choose to live more respectfully, it is possible to protect natural resources for future generations or mitigate the effects of climate change. Thanks for being responsible!