There are so many cool eco-friendly inventions out there just waiting for their turn to go viral. Most of them won’t, but a few will catch on and spread like wildfire. Inventors are always looking for ways to make our lives easier, greener and WOW us. Do you think any of these have what it takes to make it big?
GreenBox has created the perfect pizza box. Their biodegradable pizza box breaks down into four, easy to use plates. Move over Styrofoam carry-out boxes, GreenBox has created a line of biodegradable, cardboard carry-out boxes too. Seems they have succeeded at their mission: to provide environmentally friendly alternatives that:
- add utility
- utilize sustainable materials
- reduce carbon footprints and
- divert waste from landfills
Say goodbye to gasoline! Check out the AirPod car that runs on air power. Compared to a gas guzzling car, the AirPod produces a fraction of the emissions, can chug up to 50 mph and will cost the consumer around $10,000. My one reservation-not so sure how safe this little guy is. Is this the car of the future?
The Deep Green kite dives through the deep ocean in a figure eight pattern. While “swimming” through the ocean it captures wave energy as water passes through. The energy is then sent to a generator located on the sea floor. In one hour this amazing kite is able to collect enough power for an average home to operate for two weeks. Now that’s impressive.
Human Powered Electricity
More and more gyms are using specially designed equipment to capture the energy you create while sweating and pedaling, turning it into useful electricity. Last year The Green Microgym opened in Portland, Oregon and has been able to reduce its carbon emissions by 60%.
Reflective Biker Socks and Gloves
If you are a cyclist and end up cycling into the wee hours this cool invention is for you. Reflective gloves and socks that enable cars and other vehicles to spot you during the dark hours [See pic in the gallery below]. They even have reflective turn signals built in! Not only do they create a safer ride, they also replace some of the plastic blinking lights adorning your bike.
Now why didn’t I think of any of these? Which do you think will hit it big and go viral?
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