10 Bizarre Green Ideas!

If you waste too much water, you might end up killing your pet! The water level restores to normal when the tap is off.

Even though designer Yan Lu received a letter from PETA saying “environmental education does not require cruelty to animals”, yet an emotional way to persuade consumers to think about saving water will always work. (Link)

 

 

When this concept of printer by Hoyoung Lee becomes a reality, you’ll never need to buy an ink cartridge or join those pencil stubs to make a longer pencil. The pencil printer uses the lead of your pencil to print documents. To top that, there’s a built-in eraser component using which you can remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees. (Link)

 

 

The Crown Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, is offering a free meal to any guest who is able to produce electricity for the hotel on an exercise bike attached to a generator. Guests will have to produce at least 10 watt hours of electricity – roughly 15 minutes of cycling for someone of average fitness. They will then be given meal vouchers worth $36 (26 euros/  £23). (Link)

 

 

Here is a shower by designer Tommaso Colia that kicks you out for wasting water. This eco-drop shower features beautiful concentric circles that will rise to force you to stop showering when you take too long, and accordingly save water. (Link)

 

 

It is very important to conserve energy and is even more important to make kids learn the good habits to conserve energy. Designed by Tim Holley, this ghost shaped light switch named Tio will give kids a visual reminder of how much energy they’ve used by leaving the lights on. Tio starts out green and smiling, but if the light is on for more than 4 hours, he turns yellow and looks shocked. And if the light is left on for more than 8 hours, the sweet Tio will turn into red like a raging hulk. (Link)

 

 

In recent years, people are becoming more and more interested in green funerals and as a result there are many different biodegradable coffins on the market today. These Ecoffins are made from a variety of materials, including paper, formaldehyde-free plywood, fair trade-certified bamboo and hand-woven willow. Ecopod is known for its innovative designs, which are made from recycled newspapers and come in a variety of colors and designs. (Link)

 

 

As predicted by many scientists, many people living in low-lying areas will get displaced over the next century due to the rising sea levels. Designed by architect Vincent Callebaut, these Lilypads provide a solution to that problem. Lilypads, made of polyester fibers, are self-sufficient floating cities that would each accommodate up to 50,000 people and would run on renewable energy. Callebaut plans for his Lilypad concept to become a reality in 2100. (Link)

 

 

White Goat as it has been named is a machine that turns waste office paper into toilet paper. It takes 18,000 sheets of office paper to make two rolls of toilet paper, the process takes about one to two hours. Costing $95,000, you’d have to crank out 200,000 rolls of TP before it pays for itself( considering that an average cost per roll of about 60 cents). (Link)

 

 

This ‘Solar Bikini’ is ideal for those who want to go the beach, listen to music, and enjoy a cold and deserved beverage. Using a USB connection, this photovoltaic bikini will charge your i-pod and help you never run out of battery. And goes in water anyway! (Link)

 

 

Eco-friendly bombs: Yes it’s not a joke. The explosives commonly used for military and industrial applications generate toxic gases that can pollute the environment upon detonation and which are harmful for human beings. To address that issue, German scientists have developed HBT and G2ZT bombs which produce fewer toxic byproducts. (Link)



25 Responses to “10 Bizarre Green Ideas!”

  1. Anon says:

    “The explosives commonly used for military and industrial applications generate toxic gases that can pollute the environment upon detonation and which are harmful for human beings.”

    The explosives commonly used for military and industrial applications are harmful for human beings.

    Isn’t that the whole point of military explosives?

  2. Anon says:

    Well the coffin idea is stupid. Way to take advantage of people in their misery. And anybody that invents anything that stabs my feet when i shower for too long will be welcomed into my home and then punched.

  3. Frank says:

    Concerning the “pencil printer”…

    It would take more energy to make the eraser than it would to make one more piece of paper. Trading off one resource, because we feel bad for the trees, for a different resource is no savings at all.

  4. Jan says:

    Quote from first reply:

    “The explosives commonly used for military and industrial applications are harmful for human beings.

    Isn’t that the whole point of military explosives?”

    No, sometimes the point is to only destroy buildings and other things (radars) but not kill any people.

  5. anon says:

    “German scientists have developed HBT and G2ZT bombs which produce fewer toxic byproducts.”

    It’s safe because it was developed by Germans. They have extensive experience with poison gas and you know how kind, gentle, and caring the Germans are.

  6. Ask says:

    “Well the coffin idea is stupid. Way to take advantage of people in their misery. And anybody that invents anything that stabs my feet when i shower for too long will be welcomed into my home and then punched.”
    How is that taking advantage of people in their misery? I personally would hate to be buried in the “traditional” way. Let’s face it… if it goes on, it’ll just be bad for the environment and honestly will take up too much space. Would you want your family to have to bury you on top of someone else’s grave? Because that, in my eyes, is worse than being buried in a biodegradable coffin or turned into soil for a tree to grow in. I don’t want to harm the environment. What’s the gain there? We’ve got to break away from at least some of these ancient traditions at some point…

    • Bob Jones says:

      Why would you need to be put in a coffin to biodegrade? The whole IDEA of coffins is that they stop biodegradability. If you want to rot, then *don’t* buy a coffin…

  7. imagol4 says:

    “Green” stuff — ha! We were doing “green” back in the 70′s when your moms were still in diapers. It was a hoax back then, as it is now.

    Proof? Sure. Consider that items 1 & 3 above are both about “conserving” water, y’know using less water to complete a task. Uhm – OK — let’s all go back to science class now, and remember the hydrologic cycle. Liquid water sits in big containers called ponds, lakes, seas and oceans, the sun’s energy heats the surface, water evaporates into water vapor which is contained in the atmosphere, water vapor eventually condenses into clouds, which group together and form rain, which falls to the earth, collecting in rivulets, streams, brooks, and rivers, where it eventually winds up collecting back in the big containers and the whole thing starts over again.

    Much like energy and matter, water is neither created nor destroyed by this process. Mother nature has taken care of the recycling for us, dirty nasty used water is evaporated into water vapor which is always 100% pure H2O. (we may be left with the dirty nasty sludge, but the water will always wind up pure)

    So please everybody, STOP making “Water saving” devices, it’s a complete waste of everybody’s time. You can’t “Save” water so there is more, there is always the same amount on earth, never more, never less. Science, deal with it.

    • Bob Jones says:

      You aren’t correct. On any of your points.

      Matter is neither created nor destroyed (kind of), sure. But it CAN be transmuted. You think salt water is viable? Even if we could desalinate water at the kinds of rates needed, that doesn’t move it to the middle of countries that are large (like the United States) or to landlocked countries. Look at Georgia, USA. They’ve been in a drought for YEARS. This isn’t because of some magic going on. There’s no reserve of water there.

      Also, why do you think rain is pure? It picks up pesticides, dirt, grime, and anything else that will either stick to gaseous water or evaporate similarly. Go to a city with a high pollution level and look at their water, then tell me water is “pure H2O” (which it’s not ever, anyway. Pure H2O doesn’t even conduct electricity. It’s VERY hard to make/gather. All KINDS of special machines to get truly deionized and distilled water).

      Sounds like someone’s either old and senile, or young and listening to their grandpa.

    • Nathan Sheridan says:

      You are correct in saying that we always have the same amount of water, but not all of that water is usable, you left out a very large water deposit called the OCEAN, now because it so much energy to desalinate ocean water, it is considered unusable as most people don’t have the money needed to do this whenever they need a drink. also when you say that rain is 100% pure, you are correct, that is until that water reaches the ground in our cities and towns. when the water touches the asphalt and cement, it is immediately subject to all kinds of pollution including oil from cars, crap from pets, and trash from humans. this then runs off onto our “streams” and “rivers” which are no more than concrete aqueducts. these have no animal or plant life that would allow for any filtration. this water then goes to the OCEAN where yet again we are faced with the issue of desalination. another problem with this runoff from cities, is that it allows for no groundwater recharge, this means no easy drinking water and expensive filtration techniques which equals more tax payer Money. water should be conserved. although i see how you could have thought you were smart with that science 1,2,3 crap, but next time try taking a real science class preferably past the 2nd grade before you go all high and mighty on everyone

      • Mister Point says:

        Dear Bob Jones;

        You should ring your grade-school science teacher, and tell them they failed.

        It’s not saving water, it’s called conserving it and you conserve things because you aren’t a wasteful asshole, which it sounds like YOU ARE!

        It is because of your attitude, and that of people like you, that the world is now fast becoming a shithole. If the survival of humanity was in the thumbless hands of gorillas like you then we would be completely screwed. I am glad that there are a growing number of clued on people that give me hope.

        THINK ABOUT IT!

        Sincerely,

        Mister Point

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  9. Aleksandro Maio says:

    Bob Jones

    Its called conservation and being aware of the natural resources that we can use, IN A WISE WAY FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR GENERATIONS AND THE FUTURE ONES TO COME’

    PEACE

  10. 'Nuff said says:

    I like the idea of the fish sink. Save water, clean your hands with fish poop. No problems there.

  11. Bryan says:

    The assumption that changing personal use of resources can significantly impact a global ecology is dubious at best, ludicrous at worst.

    When a factory within an hour’s drive of your house uses more water in a day than 10,000 people do in a lifetime, cutting your shower short is nothing less than a righteous moron’s paradise.

    Past a certain scale, the cliché “every little bit helps” becomes nothing more or less than magical thinking.

  12. Kim Jong IL says:

    I’m from PETA, and I will throw paint at you if you use the goldfish tank. RAWR.

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  14. Crazy ManMan says:

    PETA has a point about the fish bole sink thing and besides that, fish would make that water filthy in no time and even if they did not, that is far from a fish tank and would not support living fish for a long time and the stress from the lowering and rising water level would decrease the already shortened time the fish could live in such a thing. It is a very common but completely false statement that goldfish are hardy and can live anywhere, the reason they seem to do better than the other fish you put them with is because their skin secretes toxins that are harmful to other non-goldfish creatures.

  15. Cheshire says:

    With the fish sink you’ve got a problem. Either you’re washing your hands in poopy fish water, or there’s a separate line running to the faucet and you’re just dumping out TWICE as much water. Conservation and preservation of the environment are awesome things, but you have to actually conserve. Not just give the illusion while actually wasting more. How dumb.

  16. MJM87 says:

    Um, not looking forward to washing my hands with water my pet fish has been crapping in.

  17. Bud44 says:

    I am leaving my bathtub running while leaving this post. Just to be a Johnson.
    LOL at the comments “isn’t that the whole point of military explosives?”
    & “anybody that invents anything that stabs my feet when i shower for too long will be welcomed into my home and then punched.” &
    “When a factory within an hour’s drive of your house uses more water in a day than 10,000 people do in a lifetime, cutting your shower short is nothing less than a righteous moron’s paradise.”

    Aren’t good old fashioned wood coffins biodegradable?

  18. Wow, this piece of writing is nice, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things, so I am going to inform her.

  19. Tungsten says:

    @anon: Have you ever met any german people giving you reason to say something so generalising and unreflected about them…

    That aside I fully concur with the notion that building ecofriendly bombs is pretty ridiculous. Although not being a pacifist I’d like to think of myself as pretty peace loving. Still, if one wages war they may as well be honest enough to face the consequences and not call it “armed conflict” or something similarly preposterous.

    Also conserving energy always seems to be a good idea. Water is another story entirely though. In quite a few countries in central europe (and probably some US states like Washington) fresh water really is no scarce resource. Mostly the wastewater treatment plants also don’t have any trouble dealing with huge amounts of “grey” water.
    The idea of having to conserve water at any cost has become so ingrained into peoples behaviour though, that it actually causes problems e.g. with plumbing. Pipes in old canalisation systems are cracking because they were constructed to stay under water at all times. Cities have to flush them with huge quantities of fresh water to keep them operational. In the end there’s no benefit for the environment and of course people have to pay for the additional water anyway (by cost allocation by the water supply companies).

    As almost always absolutes just don’t make sense and sometimes it might really serve all of us better to stop and think about “facts” for a few moments.

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