The ‘Taihi’ bin is revolutionizing waste recycling by making it a lot more kitchen-friendly. Food waste bins tend to be a bit messy, a bit ugly and a bit smelly. This device however features a double-lidded system that extracts the liquid from the waste, storing it in a separate compartment. The compartment can then be removed to instantly feed household plants, and also be easily cleaned. It’s also been beautifully designed, so it won’t be an eyesore in your kitchen.
Designer Stefano Boeri is branching out from his skyscraper ‘forests’, to building an entire forest city in Liuzhou, China – that will fight the increasing issue of air pollution naturally. The 40,000 trees will absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and other pollutants a year whilst producing a huge amount of oxygen, making it a much cleaner environment for the 30,000 people it will host. When can we move in?
Shambala Festival is an award-winning green event, hosting a diverse mix of acts, ranging from music to acrobatics. 100% renewably powered, 100% vegetarian, and each year improving its recycling rates – it sets the standards for other festivals trying to be more green. One food stand even has a chickpea mincing bike to make falafels! And if the inevitable festival muck is getting to you there’s the option to drink champagne in a hot tub by the lake…mmm. www.shambalafestival.org
Graphene is an astonishing material that is both flexible and stronger than steel. The Graphene Company have utilized its powers to create an eco-friendly paint which is also long-lasting – ‘Graphenstone’. It is superconductive so acts as an insulator meaning you can switch off the central heating and air-con, helping both your pocket and the environment. Plus, a little goes a long way, as only one liter of paint is needed to cover eight square meters twice.
Earlier this year, Gogoro launched its stylish electric scooters to Europe, Berlin to be precise! The ground-breaking new vehicle sharing service hopes to bring clean driving to cities around the world. In partnership with Bosch Coup, Gogoro have 200 Smartscooters located in four neighborhoods in Berlin. Residents are able to rent a Smartscooter for 3 euros for 30 minutes or only 20 euros for the whole day! www.gogoro.com