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Commercial Waste Collection Comes of Age

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New York-based startup Recycle Track Systems (RTS) is helping to revolutionize the way commercial waste is collected, sorted and recycled.

Dubbed the ‘Uber of trash’, RTS works with local, independent haulers by outfitting their vehicles with proprietary routing technology. This allows collection routes to be streamlined, as well as enabling vehicles and pickup sites to be kept in constant two-way communication via text and email.

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Smelling Good – the World’s First Sunglasses Made from Coffee

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Every year, it’s obvious that people are growing increasingly eager for an eco-friendly life. And this is reflected in the products people are choosing to spend their money on.

It’s no wonder, then, that product developers are getting more and more creative in finding ways to bring sustainable but practical products to market.

And this definitely includes the world’s first eyewear made from coffee…

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Do You Remember When Cars Had Combustion Engines?

Car exhaust

I do.

And it still shocks me when I look back on that time.

Let me explain.

In those days, it was taken for granted that motorbikes, cars and trucks were all noisy and highly polluting vehicles.

Everywhere these vehicles went, they left a trail of dangerous pollutants that filled our town and cities. Even schools were caught up in this onslaught, with parents regularly idling their cars while waiting or dropping off their kids.

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Can People and Urban Wildlife Live Harmoniously Together?

The Case for Conservation Friendly Construction

I came across a fantastic infographic this week that I wanted to share with you.

As you’ll see below, the infographic looks at the reasons why residential and commercial properties need to be built not just with humans in mind – but with a strong emphasis on helping urban wildlife to thrive.

Villages, towns and cites are all expanding at an incredible rate, and it’s obvious to me that we shouldn’t be thoughtlessly destroying our green spaces and forcing wildlife to flee for their lives.

Fortunately, there is another way.

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Turning Sunlight and Air into Drinking Water Is Now a Reality

Zero Mass Water Source

As the ongoing water shortage in Cape Town shows, we should never take our water supply for granted.

Droughts, earthquakes and pollution are just some of the things that can lead to clean water becoming scarce. And without access to clean water, people can rapidly lose their hydration, hygiene – and ultimately their health.

To give you just one example, it’s estimated that 842,000 people a year lose their lives to diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, hand hygiene and sanitation. I’m sure you’ll agree, these are shocking numbers.

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7 Green Tech Trends to Watch for in 2018

Green Tech Trends for 2018

I thought it would be good to end the year by putting together a brief article showing the seven green technology trends that I expect to dominate in 2018.

For each section, I’ve included a snippet of a relevant article that will give you more information if you’re interested in that particular topic.

Let’s get started with the big one…

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Eco Tech Daily: The Story so Far

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I’ve been writing and publishing content for Eco Tech Daily for more than three years. And it recently occurred to me that I’ve never taken a look back at what the site has achieved over that period.

So, read on to discover a brief history of Eco Tech Daily, and some of the highlights of the last three years…

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Tony Seba’s Presentation on the Future of Energy and Transportation Will Blow You Away

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A few days ago, my brother sent me a link to a YouTube video that he described as “compelling and thought provoking”. Now, my brother is certainly not the type of person who’s prone to exaggeration or overstatement. So, naturally, his comments piqued my interest, and I quickly found the time to watch the one-hour video.

What did I think?

I was mesmerised. And I think you will be too.

I’ve embedded the video into this post, but let me give you some brief details before you click play…

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Reviewed: Solar-Powered LED Security Light

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When North American online retailer Deelat contacted me a few weeks ago about reviewing one of their products – I jumped at the chance.

They asked me if I’d like review one of their solar-powered LED security lights. I immediately said yes, as I’ve always been fascinated by solar-powered lights (but frequently disappointed by their performance.)

Despite my UK location, Deelat arranged for the product to be shipped to me by FedEx. It arrived promptly, just five days after being sent from Canada.

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