As people across the globe celebrate World Enivronment Day, let's look at five cool tech innovations that can probably help in saving our planet!
1. Edible water pods
These water pods made with seaweed are edible sachets filled with water or a sports drink and are completely eco-friendly replacements for plastic bottles. They’ve also been used as a greener replacement for plastic sauce packets.
2. Self-healing material
This plastic like material can heal itself even after being cut in half. Products made with this material are long-lasting and reusable; making it possible to dramatically cut down on plastic waste.
3. Plastic-free bags that dissolve in water
These biodegradable bags made from starch dissolve in hot water in under one minute. They function just like plastic bags and the residue left behind is even safe for human consumption.
4. Thin film solar panels
Solar energy can now be generated anywhere with the innovation of thin film-like solar panels that can be rolled, folded and transported with ease.
5. Energy-harvesting floorboards
These floorboards can harvest energy from your footsteps! When placed in busy streets, airports or malls, it can produce enough renewable energy to power the whole structure.