October 28, 2018
Commercial Waste Collection Comes of Age
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.
September 22, 2018
Smelling Good – the World’s First Sunglasses Made from Coffee
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…
July 14, 2018
Do You Remember When Cars Had Combustion Engines?
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.
January 30, 2018
Turning Sunlight and Air into Drinking Water Is Now a Reality
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.
December 6, 2017
Eco Tech Daily: The Story so Far
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…
July 23, 2017
Put Yourself in the Driving Seat of Electric Cars at the UK’s First ‘EV Experience Centre’
I had no idea that an Electric Vehicle Experience Centre was due to open in the UK until I saw a tweet from Go Ultra Low. Their tweet immediately captured my attention, as not only was the EV Experience Centre due to open the very next day, but it would be in Milton Keynes – less than 23 miles from my home in Aylesbury.
July 8, 2017
Tony Seba’s Presentation on the Future of Energy and Transportation Will Blow You Away
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…
April 16, 2017
Reviewed: Solar-Powered LED Security Light
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.
April 10, 2017
Shipping Containers: Storage and Beyond
There are more than 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which 6 million of them are currently transporting goods via truck, train and vessel.
These 6 million containers make an incredible 200 million trips each year, helping to transport everything from cars to smartphones.
To give you an idea of their storage capacity, a standard 20-foot shipping container can hold 1 million pencils!
However, shipping containers are not just for transporting goods…
March 22, 2017
Chemical-Free Water Treatment System Sees Rapid Worldwide Adoption
Water cooling towers are an essential part of many industrial processes. Typically, the towers cool the circulating water used in refineries, power plants, HVAC systems and other heat-intensive applications.
However, the large volumes of water used in cooling towers present several persistent issues: scale, corrosion and bio-contamination.
Traditionally, these issues have proved costly to rectify, both in monetary and environmental terms.
Fortunately, advancements in technology have allowed Arizona-based Dynamic Water Technologies to introduce a water cooling tower treatment system that effectively addresses these issues.