Green technology is making products with longer lives, less waste and savings for not just consumers, but also the world. With a need for fewer raw materials to make the same items today, it seems that the world is finally getting in line with reducing use, reusing existing items and recycling the ones that have finally broken down, rather than just creating something new. These are some of our favorite green technology products. The list may not be very long, but it’s highly likely to include at least one device or product that you own, or one that you would like to own. Let’s get started, shall we?
Batteries have been the bane of everyone with a flashlight or handheld gaming console that suddenly goes dead on the user. Time was, you’d need to have dozens of them at your home or place of work to keep your devices juiced and ready to go. But now, rechargeable batteries are pretty much the standard. Sure, those old throwaways are still around, but anybody who lived with them for years understands the value of only needing to buy 4 batteries rather than 400. This is an example of green technology that everyone can benefit from, and everyone should have some because of that.
Reusable shopping bags are another great example of green technology that practically anyone can benefit from owning and using. Not only do cloth bags hold up against regular use better than paper or plastic, but they can also be washed to keep them clean and fresh. This isn’t exactly new technology – people have been using bags made from cloth, hemp, silk and other materials for thousands of years. Somewhere along the way though, people started pumping out plastic bags. Do yourself a favor and bring your own bags the next time you go shopping.
Solar phone chargers are much newer technology than cloth bags, but just like both previously mentioned items, this is another thing that most consumers today would love to have. That’s because a solar charger allows you to use your goodies on the go without forcing you to stay near an electrical outlet or other charging station. Now you can just leave your charger out in the sun and wait a few minutes for a phone that’s ready to use once again. Solar chargers exist for tons of other electronics too, so if you like the way this item sounds, know there are others like it.