Climate change and the environment are two of the most pressing issues in the world today. Many people are looking to reduce their impact on the environment by becoming more sustainable and using less energy and products.
In the past, being a gadget lover wasn’t really compatible with having great green credentials. The good news is, that’s changed. Many companies are now investing a lot of money into high-end tech products that are sustainable or help you reduce the impact on the world.
The Best Eco-Friendly Gadgets For Tech Lovers
We’ve picked out a few green gadgets for the eco-conscious tech lover.
Yes, solar panels have been around for quite a while, taking the sun’s rays and turning them into energy. The trouble is, they don’t look great. Enter the Tesla solar roof. Rather than an unsightly array of panels, these look like a modern roof but generate and store clean energy.
They require no additional supports to be added to your roof and can cost less than a roof replacement.
Move over the hybrid, there is a new generation of electric cars on the market now. Over the past few years, the range and reliability of electric cars have been improving, making them a viable option compared to their gas-guzzling ancestors. Plus, if you charge it using renewable energy sources such as solar, then you’re reducing the carbon footprint even more.
Popular models include the Tesla, Polestar, and the Jaguar i-Pace. With all major car manufacturers developing fully electric vehicles, the choice and price of electric cars will improve dramatically in the next few years.
Water Leak Guard Sensor
Every year, billions of gallons of water are wasted due to household water leaks. That is a terrible waste of a precious resource. Now on the market are a range of leak sensors that notify your mobile phone if they detect a leak. You can act faster to stop it and save water and money in the process.
Smart Water Bottle
We’re always being told how important it is to drink enough water every day. Yet plastic bottled water is a big no-no for the environment. Invest in a smart bottle. Not only will it last for many years, but it can also tell you when to drink and how much you’ve already consumed each day.
Specialist brands are now making their clothing lines from recyclable materials. Not only are these materials recycled from existing clothes and fabrics but from items such as plastic bottles too.
Veja, the Fench fashion brand, produces a range of ethical trainers that follow fair trade guidelines and are made from recycled bottles.
As shoppers begin to demand more from brands when it comes to their impact on the planet, we’ll see more products made from interesting material and companies adopting strong CSR policies.
If you’re a tech lover, then the choice of eco-friendly products hitting the shelves is a dream come true for you. It will be interesting to see what other great ideas are headed our way in the future.